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The benefits of context learning for learners with autism

When

25/01/2021 09:30

Where

Edinburgh

Type

Training

Category

Update

As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has adapted our training and events programme to a digital webinar format for the foreseeable future.

Our webinar programme can be found here and will be updated regularly.

We may be running some of our scheduled events as abbreviated webinar versions, while others have to be cancelled or postponed until face-to-face training is possible again. Please keep an eye on our website, social media channels and Eventbrite page for updates.

If you've already booked onto any face-to-face training between now and later this year, please note that our Learning and Events team will be in touch with you should the arrangements change.

Our office is currently closed and staff will be working from home – you can contact the team using this email: events@childreninscotland.org.uk.

About this event

Children on the autism spectrum can have difficulty transferring or generalising knowledge, which gives learning in context greater significance. 

This training workshop will focus on how to gain a better understanding of the different ways in which an individual can learn, and how this knowledge can be used to break down everyday tasks and situations to promote effective learning.

Key learning:

  • The characteristics of learners with autism and the difficulties they face in learning environments
  • Understanding a variety of learning styles and how learning can happen 'in context'
  • Analysing everyday tasks and situations to identify opportunities for maximising learning.

Facilitator bio

Lindsay Graham has over 15 years' experience of working in learning disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has been working in education provision for young adults with complex needs, creating learning plans and resources, as well as training staff in teaching and learning strategies. She has worked both in Scotland and internationally, in India, where she worked with families to develop learning plans, and with local NGOs and schools in training staff and raising awareness of learning disability. Lindsay is currently Education Consultant with Your Learning Ability – www.yourlearningability.org.

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