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Supporting Young Learners with Autism
Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Tricia Shelton, educator and author
Sponsored by Gryphon House
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Effectively addressing learning needs is crucial to student success. However, the academic, social, and behavioral skills of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) vary greatly, especially in early childhood. Educators must be aware of how ASD can affect learning, and more importantly, how they can tap into student potential to promote lasting achievement.
In this webinar based on her Gryphon House publication, Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders, author Tricia Shelton shared instructional strategies that lead to the successful inclusion of students with ASD in early childhood classrooms. Tricia offered considerations for learning activities, classroom organization, and family partnerships. Other highlights of the presentation included:
- Common characteristics of ASD and their impact on learning
- Ways to use student strengths to promote learning and engagement
- Practical, ready-to-use strategies based on evidence-based practices
This recorded webinar will be especially beneficial for educators who work with young learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders in grades PreK-2.
Tricia H. Shelton, EdD, has been an early childhood educator for 17 years, first teaching grades one through three and later serving as an elementary school principal. She holds a master’s degree in education and a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction. Tricia was a finalist for the 2014 Pennsylvania Autism Connection Temple Grandin Award. Follow her on Twitter @triciahshelton.