Course: Entering The Mind of Children With Autism

Entering The Mind of Children With Autism

 

Isn’t it nice to know how your children think, knowing what are the cognitive challenges for children with autism  and why they react that way?   This course will provide your with the understanding the cognitive strengths/challenges and processes that are typical among individuals with autism.

 

Date: 14 Oct 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 6pm – 9pm 
Venue: Pathlight School
Target Audience
  • Teachers/Educators
  • Therapists and Professionals working with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Pre-Requisites

None but useful to have attended the Fundamentals of Autism workshop.

Course Description
 

This training workshop is intended for parents/caregivers and professionals interested in understanding the cognitive (i.e. mental) strengths and unique processes that are typical among individuals with autism.

In this session, participants will be introduced to some of the latest brain research on autism. They will experience, through simulation tasks, some of the cognitive challenges that many individuals with autism experience when faced with new and/or unfamiliar information, and learn to identify their areas of cognitive strengths. These insights will be the basis of understanding and applying strategies that can help individuals with autism overcome their difficulties and learn more effectively.

 

Objectives of The Course
 

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

  • Understand the differences in the cognitive and learning process of individuals with autism, as illuminated by recent neuro-cognitive research

 

  • Learn about strategies that they can apply (both at home and in school) to tap on the cognitive strengths of individuals with autism, and helping them to overcome their areas of relative weaknesses

Trainer

Dr Sharifah Mariam Aljunied, Educational Psychologist

 

Fees

S$96.30 per participant


NCSS CTG Code:  N.A

 
 
Contact
Name:        Lina Kam, Training Co-ordinator
Telephone:  (+65) 6323-3258/9
Email:          lina.kam@autism.org.sg
 

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