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Five-Day Classroom Training:
Early Childhood (Ages 3-8)
July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020

ABOUT THE EVENT

This five-day course provides a theoretical foundation as well as hands-on opportunities to assess and teach preschool and early elementary-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in a demonstration classroom setting. The premise of this foundation is an understanding of the learning styles of individuals with ASD and how to use teaching strategies that capitalize on learning strengths.

An emphasis is placed on the use of Structured TEACCHing principles and other evidence based practices to teach young children with ASD skills in the areas of communication, social and play skills, relaxation and coping strategies, pre-academic and early academic skills, and behavior management.

Participants will have an opportunity to apply these strategies with students of varying functioning levels in a classroom setting during group and individual activities. The training includes presentations, small group discussions, demonstration classroom activities and hands-on experiences for five consecutive days.

Objectives:

At the completion of training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the unique learning styles of young children with ASD
  • Conduct informal assessments to set learning objectives and monitor progress
  • Create meaningful and individualized visual structure for students with ASD in both individual and group settings
  • Implement Structured TEACCHing strategies to facilitate communication, social and play skills, pre-academic and early academic skills, and appropriate classroom behavior
  • Conduct a behavioral assessment and implement problem solving approaches to reduce behavioral difficulties
  • Develop and implement relaxation and coping strategies 
  • Implement strategies for working and collaborating with families of individuals with ASD


Target Audience:

This course is designed for educators, psychologists, speech language pathologists, as well as others interested in educational strategies and intervention programs for preschool and early elementary-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Presenters:

  • Laura Klinger, Ph.D., Executive Director, TEACCH Autism Program

Training staff will include TEACCH Autism Specialists who provide intervention services to individuals with ASD in North Carolina as well as training and consultation to professionals around the world.  Training staff will also include teachers, certified consultants and other autism professionals who work with TEACCH Centers in various regions throughout North Carolina.


Event Details

Training times vary by day of the week. Visit the Event Agenda tab for more details. 

  • When

  • July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020

  • Where

  • North Carolina Botanical Gardens
    100 Old Mason Farm Road
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina 28517
    USA

Future Training Opportunities

Registration is expected to reach max capacity by April. To ensure space in this highly popular training, complete registration at your earliest convenience. 

Five-Day Training programs are offered at the following intervals: 

  • Spring: One event
    • Elementary through High School (Ages 6-21)
  • Summer: Multiple events
    • Elementary through High School (Ages 6-21)
    • Early Childhood (Ages 3-8)
  • Fall: One of each event
    • Elementary through High School (Ages 6-21)
    • Adolescents and Adults Transitioning to Vocational, Residential and Community Settings

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