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22TRA018 Autism – Facilitating Social Skills
How do I support their friendships? How about social skills? What can I do?
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.

*People who have attended the mainstream module may find much of this content is familiar.

This webinar is suitable for SNAs, teachers and learning support teachers at primary and post-primary level.

Disclaimer:
Please note that no recordings will be shared with participants. Slides will be shared if the presenter is agreeable to this. Please only register for our webinars if you have an internet download speed greater than 6MB. Speed test your internet prior to registering. If you lose your internet connection during the webinar this doesn’t warrant a refund (if applicable). Do not share your join link as you will be unable to join if you do so. You can cancel your registration and get a full refund up to the start of the webinar (if applicable). Once the webinar has commenced there are strictly no refunds. The cancellation button is at the bottom of your confirmation email.

Mar 16, 2022 07:00 PM in Dublin

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Speakers

Alanna O' Connor
Speech and Language Therapist
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 has worked with children and young people with autism spectrum disorder throughout her career. She has experience of diagnosing autism and providing intervention in home, clinics, and schools. Alanna works hard to take on board the opinions and feedback of autistic people, as well as providing neurodiversity-affirming support.