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Supporting the Learning of Children on the Autistic Spectrum
November 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seminar discussion leader:
Karen Kilkenny, Manchester Institute of Education, PGCE school partnership lead.
In this autumn term twilight meeting of the University of Manchester local network of the Chartered College of Teaching, Karen will talk through a range of areas where teachers can extend their understanding of how to support children in the classroom who may be on the autistic spectrum. She will look both at the bigger picture of autism in children and at the detail of the classroom environment for learning. She will suggest some of the indicators of autism that may contribute to an awareness of the impact on the pupil at school and will consider how autism in girls might present itself differently to autism in boys. She will lead a discussion which will explore how the specific context of the physical environment, the day-to-day learning and the demands of the wider school community can contribute to a teacher’s confidence in supporting their pupils who may have elements of autism.
Karen has worked with children who have autistic elements for a number of years in a variety of roles. Karen leads the School Direct strand of the PGCE course at UoM, lecturing regularly to trainee teachers and local partnership schools on the impact of elements of autism on a child’s learning and she is a member of the wider university research partnership autism group. In addition, she is herself the parent of a child with autistic elements and is a governor at a Stockport school for children with specific learning needs.
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