Teaching Autistic / Dyslexic Students

An introduction to the strategies and approaches that improve learning, support and outcomes for students on the autistic and/or dyslexic spectrums

Students with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) or dyslexia often have a good platform for learning, but due to the nature of their conditions they can frequently struggle in traditional educational settings and fail to meet their expected targets. However, with appropriate scaffolding, support and intervention these barriers can be systematically identified and dissembled; with resultant improvements in student progression, achievement and outcomes.

This workshop links theory to practise; it makes explicit the underlying factors in these conditions and explains how these can act as the barriers to a student’s learning. Further, it explores how these barriers can be overcome by using a range of tools and strategies that organisations and individuals can adopt, easily.

Student engagement, progress and achievement is fostered when teachers, tutors, trainers and support teams:

  1. Know their students
  2. Have an understanding of the student’s particular condition(s)
  3. Identify the barriers to their learning
  4. Implement the appropriate ameliorating strategies

This process will make the curriculum more accessible and learning a more automatic and independent activity for their students.

For Whom
The workshop will be of benefit to teachers, trainers, tutors and learning support assistants who have limited experience of teaching students who are on the autism spectrum or have dyslexia.The workshop is suitable for representatives from all types of education provision including, schools, colleges, learning providers, playgroups and youth clubs and provides

This workshop is not appropriate for experienced SpLD tutors or teaching staff who have good knowledge of experience in teaching students who have autism or dyslexia

Strategies to improve learning, support and outcomes

Students with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) or dyslexia often have a good platform for learning, but due to the nature of their conditions they can frequently struggle in traditional educational settings and fail to meet their expected targets. However, with appropriate scaffolding, support and intervention these barriers can be systematically identified and dissembled; with resultant improvements in student progression, achievement and outcomes.

This workshop links theory to practise; it makes explicit the underlying factors in these conditions and explains how these can act as the barriers to a student’s learning. Further, it explores how these barriers can be overcome by using a range of tools and strategies that organisations and individuals can adopt, easily.

Student engagement, progress and achievement is fostered when teachers, tutors, trainers and support teams:

  1. Know their students
  2. Have an understanding of the student’s particular condition(s)
  3. Identify the barriers to their learning
  4. Implement the appropriate ameliorating strategies

This process will make the curriculum more accessible and learning a more automatic and independent activity for their students.

For Whom
The workshop will be of benefit to teachers, trainers, tutors and learning support assistants who have limited experience of teaching students who are on the autism spectrum or have dyslexia. The workshop is not appropriate for experienced SpLD tutors or teaching staff who have good knowledge of experience in teaching students who have autism or dyslexia

The workshop is suitable for representatives from all types of education provision including, schools, colleges, learning providers, playgroups and youth clubs and provides