Course: Building Vocabulary

Course: Building Vocabulary Through “NewsTime”(Focus: Pre-School/SPED)

Vocabulary is an essential part of any language in order to communicate more accurately and more precise. It is important to build a large database of vocabulary since young.  Language is best learnt by using it. Often children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or autism do not have the same opportunities as their typical peers to use language.

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Learners with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or autism often use language for protesting and requesting, but may have difficulty developing and using language above this level. If we want our children to make more complex sentences to comment, understand/give directions and ask/answer questions, we need to teach expanded vocabulary.


Date:13 Mar 10 (Saturday)  
Time: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Venue:Pathlight School
Pre-Requisite:None but useful for participants to have attended the Fundamentals of Autism workshop.


Target Audience
For the following who are caring for  young children (pre-school or in special education schools) with an Autism Spectrum Disorder:
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blueTick_thumb Therapists and Professionals

Course Description

Participants in this workshop will be empowered with the knowledge and skills to craft strategies to help the child with autism to develop and expand his/her vocabulary within the home environment and to apply it to the academic and social environments.

Participants will be taught to create a fun yet structured environment for children with autism to experience and practice the use of language through:

    establishing joint attention routines at home
    focusing on activities that expand the 4 most commonly used parts of speech – nouns/ verbs/ prepositions/ adjectives


Participants will be exposed to tools and strategies that can be applied to effectively support their child with autism in developing meaningful vocabulary through experiential activities.

Objectives of The Course

Upon completion of the training workshop, participants will be able to:

understand the impact of autism on the development of vocabulary skills in children with autism

understand the impact of autism on the development of vocabulary skills in children with autism

set learning objectives
create a plan complete with visual supports and other strategic tools for a successful vocabulary learning session


Registration Details
Ms Anita Russell, Autism Consultant
FeesSS$69.55 per participant

(Click here for Caregiver Training Grant (CTG) Application Form)

Contact:Lina Kam, Training Co-ordinator
(+65) 6323-3258
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