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23TRA521 Visualizing Success: Harnessing the Power of Visual Supports in the Classroom



Date:     Monday 25th September 2023
Time:     7 pm - 8.30 pm
Venue:  Online via Zoom

Target Audience: Primary level teachers, SNAs, SET Teachers

Join us for an engaging webinar on harnessing the power of visual supports in the classroom, presented by Alanna O'Connor, Speech and Language Therapist. In this session, Alanna, an experienced speech and language therapist, will delve into the significance of visual supports and their profound impact on student learning.

Discover how visual aids can unlock the potential of autistic students, creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for all learners. Alanna will share practical strategies and evidence-based techniques to effectively implement visual supports in your daily teaching practices.

From visual schedules and social stories to visual cues and communication boards, this webinar will equip you with a toolkit of visual support resources that can enhance comprehension, communication, and independence in the classroom. Whether you are a teacher or a Special Needs Assistant (SNA), this webinar is designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of your students.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights, explore innovative visual support techniques, and take your teaching to the next level. Join Alanna in this enlightening webinar and unlock the potential of visual supports in the classroom!

What is covered:

  1. What are visual supports
  2. Why they are such a game changer
  3. PECS vs Visual Supports
  4. Visuals to support:
    • Remaining on task
    • Transitions
    • Independent work
    • Curriculum
    • Social interactions
    • Behaviour
    • Choices
    • Language

Also included:

  • Free printable resources.
  • Links to resources.

Bio of Presenter: Alanna O' Connor

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Alanna O’Connor is a highly experienced and dedicated speech and language therapist who brings a wealth of expertise and passion to the field of neurodiversity, speech and language disorders, and disability supports in education. With years of experience, Alanna is dedicated to empowering education staff in Ireland to create inclusive and supportive environments for all pupils.

Alanna has worked extensively with teachers and SNAs across diverse educational settings. She is particularly interested in promoting literacy attainment and working with children and young people with disabilities. She is passionate about sharing knowledge with SNAs and teachers, as they work closely with children in a language-rich environment.

Alanna is all about spreading awareness, championing inclusivity, and creating a positive educational journey for individuals with autism, language disorders, intellectual disability, ADHD and others. Through her webinars she hopes to empower education staff in Ireland to have an exclusive chance to grasp invaluable insights, practical tools, and foster a supportive learning environment that benefits all students.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 25-09-2023 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 25-09-2023 8:30 pm
Cut off date 25-09-2023 7:15 pm
Available place 1000
Fee €5.00
Number Hours 1.5
Speaker Alanna O Connor
Location Online

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