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WCECW229 Webinar Series - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)

A collaboration between West Cork Education Centre and Cork Education Support Centre. Part Funded by Cork Sports Partnership

For Primary and Post-Primary Teachers and SNAs.

Dates: 3rd March, 10th March, 16th March & 24th March

Wednesday 3rd March - Introduction to ASD

Wednesday 10th March - Introduction to Fundamental Movement Skills

Tuesday 16th March - Promoting and Maintaining participation in FMS programmes for students with ASD

Wednesday 24th March - Exploring The GetAutismActive programme

A comprehensive online ASD and Movement training series which can be completed over a number of weeks. The 4 webinars culminate in a core ASD/FMS fundamental movement skill programme which is currently essential as both a regulatory and behaviour management strategy.

This training opportunity is proudly supported by Cork Sports Partnership, through the Sports Inclusion Programme which aims to increase opportunities for children with disabilities to be active. Visit www.corksportsability.ie for more information.


Introduction to ASD on Wednesday 3rd March:

This webinar explores diagnosis, issues in the world of ASD, theories, prevalence, associated conditions and evidence based teaching and learning interventions.

Introduction to Fundamental Movement Skills on Wednesday 10th March:

This webinar explores what fundamental movement skills are, why they are important, how they are developed, programme planning and delivery, and the use of demonstration and feedback in the world of FMS.

Promoting and Maintaining participation in FMS programmes for students with ASD on Tuesday 16th March:

This webinar explores how to maximise participation in FMS for students with ASD.

Exploring The GetAutismActive programme on Wednesday 24th March:

This webinar brings it all together in The GetAutismActive Online Resource Kit. This is a teaching and learning tool which I have developed and refined over years of research and innovation. It includes the 19 skills of movement i.e. running, jumping, kicking, dodging etc. It is designed using an “eclectic” approach and has taken best practice from each of a number of teaching and learning methodologies. Hence each skill comes with a video demonstration, a checklist of how the skill is broken down into steps, a voice over prompt with key cues, an incidental teaching and learning guide and a guide to evaluate each session. Proprioceptive stretches are included to use before and after each

Who should complete the online training?

Teachers and SNAs who wish to develop and up skill on knowledge and practice in relation to ASD with specific emphasis on movement as a strategy to promote regulation, reduce anxiety and increase engagement in classroom and incidental teaching and learning.

 

Facilitator:

Dr Susan Crawford PhD, Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant, Fulbright Scholar, Masters in Teaching & Learning, BScSport & Exercise Science, Registered Midwife and Registered General Nurse.

Susan originally trained as a general nurse and midwife and worked in these combined fields both nationally and internationally before returning to complete a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Limerick. On graduating, she worked in exercise prescription and sport injury management. Susan completed her Ph.D. in Autism and movement impairment in the University of Limerick. From here she went on to join the Staff of The School of Education in U.C.C from 2008-2019 where she worked as a lecturer and researcher. Susan lectured on the B.Ed Sports Studies and Physical Education and the Masters in Education programmes. She continued her research particularly in the combined areas of Autism, movement and university/School/Community collaboration. Susan received a number of awards and recognition for this work to include The President’s Award, Digital Champion and Fulbright Scholarship and Fulbright Alumni award. After becoming became a Fulbright Scholar in 2015, she travelled and worked with the University of San Francisco to go on to create and develop the “GetAutismActive” online resource kit. In 2019, Susan has presented workshops, keynote addresses, motivational speeches to both parents and professionals ina variety of disciplines. She has also published and engaged with diverse groups and communities both nationally and internationally across different disciplines and ages. Susan is the mother of a young man, Tomás, with autism. Together they have completed runs, hikes, trails, swims and more all over the world. Susan's philosophy is very much about celebrating ability and she firmly believe “it’s never too late to learn a new skill” a variety of disciplines. Susan has also published and engaged with diverse groups and communities both nationally and internationally across different disciplines and ages.

This is a timely opportunity to address supporting our students/adults returning to school environments/care settings while also promoting their holistic health, learning and well-being in the process. Equally it provides our teachers and SNAs with the knowledge, skills and resources to engage meaningfully and without stress with their students/service users especially in this Covid 19 era.

A link will be emailed to you prior to the course.

 

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Event Properties

Course Date 03-03-2021 4:00 pm
Event End Date 24-03-2021 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-02-2021
Capacity 54
Cut off date 03-03-2021 9:00 am
Individual Price €20.00
Speaker Dr Susan Crawford
Number Hours 4
Location Online
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