This webinar will examine ways we, as teachers and SNAs, can continue to support pupils with ASD and other SENs as we all live with a changed working environment. We will review strategies for ASD that can also be used for other students with SEN. We will examine strategies, such visual supports, that will minimise stress and anxiety that can lead to behavioural concerns for some students. We will explore pedagogical approaches such as universal design for learning (UDL) that will help to support all students. All students whether they have a SEN or not may be finding it difficult to focus on lessons. For this reason, UDL will help teachers scaffold learners until they become familiar and comfortable with the new learning environment.
Michele Dunleavy BA, PGCE (UK), PGD (Trinity), PGD (UK), M.St (SEN), D.Ed (SEN) Trinty
Michele has a number of years’ experience teaching in a primary, special class and special school setting. Michele was seconded as an Advisor to the Special Education Support Service (SESS) where she worked with teachers in primary, post primary, special classes and special schools. In addition, Michele worked as a Part-Time and Guest lecturer in a number of College including NUIG, UCC, and Trinity College Dublin.
Michele has vast experience in many areas of special education. However, she has a particular interest in Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Inclusion. She completed her Masters and Doctoral research in these areas. Michele has presented at many conferences, both nationally and internationally, on the topic of ASD and inclusion and continues to conduct research in the area of special education. Michele is a member of the National Executive of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA) and has held many positions including that of Chairperson. Michele is a member of the editorial committee of the Learn Journal.
Successful registrants will be emailed with a zoom code in advance of the webinar.
|Course Start Date / Time||20-10-2020 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date / Time||20-10-2020 8:00 pm|
|Cut off date||20-10-2020 10:00 am|
Tel: (094) 9020700