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22TRA015 Facilitating Social Skills in School
How do I support their friendships? How about social skills? What can I do?
With the return to school, social interaction, friendship, and play are at the heart of the classroom. In this webinar, we will focus on embedding ethical, informed strategies to facilitate social skill development.

What will we cover?
- Social skills and social communication
- Development of social interaction – both typical and atypical
- How best to facilitate and support your pupil – and when to not!
- How to embed this into your day-to-day
- Discussion on relevant issues in social skill interventions

This 60-minute session will be delivered by Alanna O’Connor, a Speech and Language Therapist with experience working with young people with autism and social communication disorders.

The webinar is suitable for SNAs, class teachers, learning support teachers who work with primary school (Junior Infants up to 6th Class).

Feb 9, 2022 07:00 PM in Dublin

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Alannah O Connor
Presenter: Alanna O’Connor – Speech and Language Therapist BSc Speech Pathology and Therapy PgDip Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Alanna O’Connor is a Kerry-based Speech and Language Therapist, who trained in the UK. In her time in Manchester, she worked based in a school and college, working alongside teachers to support students to meet their educational potential. Since returning to Ireland, she has worked with children and young people in clinic, home, and school environments. Last year, she delivered online training to over 1’000 education staff. Alanna is particularly interested in promoting literacy attainment and working with children and young people with disabilities. She is passionate about sharing knowledge with SNAs and teachers, as they work closely with children in a language-rich environment.