Using Visual Schedules can increase independence, confidence and self-esteem when used correctly. By providing information in a concrete visual way, individuals on the autism spectrum can refer back to the information on the Visual Schedule, which will support with executive functioning.
This greater awareness of what is going to happen, in what order it will happen, and for how long it will happen, also reduces anxiety and repetitive questioning such as asking what the time is and what is going to occur next. As a busy educator, or support staff, visual schedules reduce the reliance on continuous verbal prompting to complete tasks. During this workshop session the presenter will guide participants through how to identify the right Visual Schedule for the individual that you support, and will provide the fundamentals on how to set up and use a Visual Schedule that is effective in promoting independence.
If this workshop is full, please contact Emma Bennett on firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Workshops are designed to give participants an introduction to understanding the autism spectrum and provides workshop participants with the knowledge of key strategies to support individuals in a range of settings.
In Focus Workshops are designed for participants who have a good, current understanding of autism and are looking for a more in-depth understanding relating to a particular area of the autism field. This greater knowledge in turn provides greater confidence in applying strategies to support individuals in this area. It is recommended that participants attend an Autism SA General Workshop prior to attending an In-Focus Workshop or Masterclass unless they have a good, current understanding of autism.
Masterclass Workshops are based on the concept that there is always more to learn. Masterclasses are short intensive workshops that are designed to provide participants who already have a sound current understanding of autism, with specific and extended content relating to a particular topic, strategy or program.