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Friday November 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM GMT
Saturday November 2, 2013 at 4:30 PM GMT

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Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa 
Maynooth Road
Dunboyne, Co. Meath

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Donna Cirillo 
VBN Training 

Overcoming Everyday Challenges of Autism

Ireland With millions of children already diagnosed with autism, and tens of thousands being diagnosed every    year, parents and teachers need real help…..and they need it NOW! Addressing the varied needs of a child with autism can be overwhelming for parents and teachers, often leaving them with more questions than answers: Which skills do I teach? When do I teach them? How do I teach them?

This two-day will outline how to minimize the effects of autism by zeroing in on the core deficits that define the diagnosis: functional communication, social skills, and cooperation. The presenter will demonstrate, through extensive use of video case studies, how the basic behavioral principles can be applied effectively across settings and people to improve quality of life for children with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.

Specifically, participants will learn about practical strategies that can help them to:

  • Engage a child that shows little or no interest in interacting with others
  • Expand a child’s interest and activities
  • Decide if a child should be considered a “vocal” or “non-vocal” learner
  • Teach functional communication skills to vocal and non-vocal children
  • Engage children in meaningful social situations with their peers
  • Teach a child to cooperate with routine demands
  • Establish instructional control so a child can learn at a rate that commensurate with their ability
  • Put it all together by developing practical schedules and routines that target important deficits

Light Breakfast Provided Both Days
Please be advised that only food and beverage bought on the premises can be consumed on the premises.

A certificate of attendance will be issued only upon completion of both days of the two-day workshop.

Refunds will not be issued for cancellations 10 business days prior to the workshop date.