What are the implications on ways to best support our children?
This workshop will explain why visual supports are useful for many children with autism and how they can be used to reduce behavior problems and improve communication. Examples will be provided for visual supports that help with transitions between activities that help children complete tasks independently. Pat will also talk about “visual maps” She will use various examples to explain “visual maps” that can be used to help children understand the consequences of their behaviour. Last but not the least, you may have questions about how technologies play a role. This is a great question ! Examples of iPad applications that can be used to create visual schedules will be discussed as well.
About the Presenter
Pat Mirenda is a Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education, and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia. She is a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and teaches courses on augmentative communication (AAC), autism, inclusive education, and positive behavior supports (PBS). In 2004 she was named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); and in 2008, she was named a Fellow of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). The fourth edition of her co-authored book “Augmentative and alternative communication: Supporting children and adults and complex communication needs” was published in 2013; and her latest co-edited book, “Autism spectrum disorders and AAC” was published in 2009. She has published over 100 research articles and chapters and presents frequently at internatona1, national and regional conferences. Her current research includes a Canada-wide study of developmental trajectories in children with autism; and a study of the relationship between bilingual language exposure and language development in young children with autism.
Date ： 04 Nov 2013 (Monday)
Time ： 14:00 - 17:00 Fee ： General Public HK$ 400, Full Time Student HK$ 100 Venue ：Youth Outreach Jockey Club Building / Room 2A~ 2B, 2/F, 2 Holy Cross Path, Sai Wan Ho, HK. (Sai Wan Ho MTR Exit B , Left Turn Around 3 Min)