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Wed 19 Jun 2013, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Victoria University Memorial Theatre, Student Union Building, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Professionals: $92.00 ($90.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • Family/Whanau: $52.00 ($50.00 + $2.00 fees)
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Listed by: dean-sutherland

This one-day practical workshop is for teachers, teacher aides, families/whānau and other professionals. This workshop includes the latest research evidence and practical strategies in:
- Supporting communication: from research to classrooms and homes.
- Assistive Technologies that support communication and learning
- Assessing and understanding challenging behaviour
Facilitating the development of literacy skills through a Balanced Approach to Literacy

Multiple opportunities will be provided throughout the day for attendees to engage in practical activities, and to share with others the challenges and successes experienced in living with and supporting children with Autism at home and in the classroom.

Dr Laurie McLay (University of Canterbury)
Laurie is a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury. Laurie has worked extensively with children and young people with ASD within both home and school settings. Her current research work is focussed on the use of iPads to support communication development for children with ASD.

Dr Larah van der Meer (Victoria University)
Larah is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Educational Psychology and Pedagogy at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research is focused on communication interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disorders.

Dr Sally Clendon (Massey University)
Sally is a Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy at Massey University (Albany). Sally's research is focused on Literacy development among children with complex educational needs - including children with ASD. Sally has also worked extensively in New Zealand and the US in presenting workshops and professional development events.

Dr Dean Sutherland (University of Canterbury)
Dean is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Education at the University of Canterbury. Dean's is currently involved in researching the use of iPads with children with ASD to support the development of early communication skills. He has presented aspects of this work at conferences and workshops in Australia, Sweden and the US.

Memorial Theatre, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University.

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