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22-4146-SPR- Teacher Training – How to deliver a course on Autism to 5th and 6th Class

22-4146-SPR- Teacher Training – How to deliver a course on Autism to 5th and 6th Class

Teacher Training – How to deliver a course on Autism to 5th and 6th Class

Have you ever wanted to talk to your students/ class / school / parents/ principal about autism but were afraid of saying the wrong thing? If you answered yes and If you have an interest in SEN then this course is for you!

Libby is offering a complete readymade workshop that can be delivered in your school setting.

It will teach students to identify and understand sensory issues that affect 90% of autistic children. Students will understand why ASD children engage in non-typical behaviours and how to respond to them.

Students will be given ideas and taught strategies which will encourage meaningful inclusion on the yard and in the outside community.

Through the use of videos , role playing, workbooks and practical exercises, students will gain invaluable insight into the autistic world. 

You will be given a child friendly 10 page Powerpoint that is specifically created with 5th and 6th class in mind.  We will spend time going through each page, making sure that you use the correct language in your delivery. This course focuses on the positives of autism as well as the difficulties and is suitable for delivery to classes with ASD children in the group. All the resources needed for your own course delivery will be provided.

The workshop you will be taught to deliver will be 1.5 hour in duration and include a PowerPoint, practical exercises for the children to do, videos and a quiz to finish. It covers the “Myself and Other People” strand of the SPHE programme.

With over 14 years experience in the area of Special Needs, particularly focused on the Autism Spectrum, Libby Conroy (Primary School Special Needs Teacher), is an expert in this area and has garnered a wealth of both educational & hands on experience relating to the academic education, emotional, behavioural & communication development of children with additional needs.

In 2012 she completed her  Masters of Education with a  specialisim in Autism , she also completed a Post Grad in Autism. Over the years she has developed comprehensive experience using the following teaching and behavioural strategies in the classroom:   TEACCH,  Social Stories™ , PECS, LAMH and ABA to name but a few.

As well as her career in the classroom, she delivers courses which support professionals & parents alike. Libby is driven by the success of her students & clients and is passionate in ensuring children, across all levels, reach their highest potential. She prides herself in seeing and understanding the child as opposed to the “label” and advocates this methodology in the varying strategies that she teaches and informs others on.

Guest Speaker Dr. David Jordan graduated with a Ph.D. in geology from Trinity College, Dublin in 2008. In 2002, during the early stages of his Ph.D. he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.

He helped set up peer a support program for university students with Asperger's Syndrome in collaboration  with Dr. Rita Honan and he founded in 2002 the first social group for adults with Asperger's Syndrome and autism in Ireland. This group continues to meet weekly, on Zoom.  Over 200 people on the autism spectrum have attended over the years.

Dr. Jordan appeared in an RTE TV documentary about Asperger's Syndrome in 2005 and has given several radio interviews. He also presents to parents, teachers and psychologists at conferences several times a year describing his experiences growing up with Asperger's Syndrome.


A link to access the course will be emailed to you prior to the course.

If you wish to cancel your place you can do so by clicking on the cancellation link at the bottom of your booking confirmation email. 

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 19-05-2022 6:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 19-05-2022 8:00 pm
Capacity 100
Cut off date 19-05-2022 11:15 am
Fee Free
Select Hours 2
Speaker Libby Conroy and Dr. David Jordan
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