Attention, interpretation, problem solving and responding are all skills required when interacting with others. For some individuals on the spectrum, this process can be challenging and stressful.
This interactive workshop will provide attendees with information on how autism can impact social interaction and will guide participants through a broad range of practical strategies that can be used to support the development of social competencies in individuals.
Topics covered in this workshop:
• What is social interaction
• The impact of autism on social interaction
• Reading context
• Theory of Mind
• Developing play skills
• Modelling and video modelling
• Social Narratives
• Comic Strip Conversations, and
• Cognitive Behaviour approaches.
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.