Structured Teaching: "Learning How to Learn" on the Autism Spectrum

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Structured Teaching: "Learning How to Learn" on the Autism Spectrum

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Facilitator(s): Heather Linski
Date:February 24, 2021
Time:4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MDT
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-IE-112-CARC

Target Audience

Teachers, educational assistants, counsellors

About this learning opportunity

If you are new to this model of instruction for students with autism and/or developmental disabilities; this session is for you! Universal, targeted and specialized strategies will be shared with an emphasis on promoting the greatest level of independence for your student. There are 3 components which will be discussed: structuring the environment, use of daily visual schedules, and the introduction of independent work/activity systems. This will be an overview based on  webinar format. Materials, examples and resources will be shared.

About the facilitator(s)

Heather Linski has been a K-12 educator for over 25 years;  the past 15 working with complex children and youth. She was the resource teacher for a District Behaviour program, and a District  Low Incidence program, as well as teaching in a program for Young Offenders.  Most recently she was the Principal of Horizon School, a District Office Coordinator for Autism/Low Incidence and a sessional EA instructor at Red Deer College.  Heather holds a B.A. (Psych), B. Ed, and M. Ed (Special Ed.) with a focus in Autism. She has had advanced training at University of North Carolina TEACCH centers, and has implemented school and home-based autism programs for pre-schoolers to adults on the spectrum.  In addition, Heather is a certified Trainer for  the internationally acclaimed;  Studio III-Low Arousal Autism/Behaviour Management  program and a certified Neufeld Institute Instructor. Heather currently lives in Red Deer with her husband, and 2 daughters.