Part 2 of A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: A Visual Aids Workshop
Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
This workshop is open to parent/caregivers whose child is a clinical client of the Geneva Centre for Autism.
Do you often find yourself repeating instructions to your child? Does your child crave structure, routine, order and/or predictability? Do you feel your child’s learning is enhanced through visual materials and want ideas on how to make various visual learning tools? This workshop is designed to answer these and the many questions parents have about how, where, when and why to use visual aids in their home and community.
This workshop focuses on the use of visual aids tools for increasing your child’s receptive language abilities, independence and pro-social behaviours. Group discussions focus on what visual aids would be particularly useful for a variety of situations, settings and learning goals and how to adapt visual aids to each child’s needs. Parents are provided with specific ideas on how to create visual aids with time set aside to create some of these to take home.
Outcomes: At the end of this two-part workshop, each participant should be able to:
Explain why visual aids can assist children’s learning
Describe how to use visual aids to enhance receptive language abilities
Describe how visual aids may assist children’s ability to communicate more effectively
Describe how to structure the home environment with visual aids
Identify various visual aids which will assist in children’s learning
Design a variety of visual teaching materials for home and community
Prerequisite(s): F3: Communication, F6: Learning and Teaching
Location : Geneva Centre for Autism Contact : To register, please call 416-322-7877 ext 0
112 Merton Street