A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism

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Presented by: Paula Kluth, Ph.D.

Hosted by: UF Health/Jacksonville CARD - UF Health FDLRS-MDC

Training Description:

During this workshop, participants will learn strategies for including and supporting students with autism and related needs in reading, writing, and listening activites. Dr. Kluth will illustrate how teachers can respond to communication differences, sensory differences, movement differences, and learning differences during literacy lessons in their inclusive classrooms. Many teacher-tested ideas will be shared throughout the day including integrating fascinations (e.g. trains, American Idol, roller coasters, WWII) into lessons, using social media as a teaching tool, designing peer supports, and creating regular opportunities to practice communication and social skills in the context of standards-based instruction. This workshop will be interactive and practical and will appeal to general and special educators, therapists, and administrators. Filled with classroom stories, information, video clips, and interactive exercises, this session may give you both a new understanding of autism and some tips you can try immediatley in the classroom.

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Participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast progress and trends in literacy education for students with and without disabilities.
  • Understand common barriers to teaching literacy to students with autism.
  • Know the benefits of inclusive literacy instruction.
  • List 3-5 active learning techniques appropriate for K-12 classrooms.
  • Adapt common classroom literacy activities/practices (e.g. read aloud).
  • Take ideas away that can be used in supporting student growth in comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary acquisition.

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