Teaching Children with Autism August 2020 Workshops

We recently completed our 5 days of workshops to assist parents, teachers and aupairs who have children with autism in their care. If you would like to learn more about our workshops, please email marketing@amazingk.co.za.

10 August Workshop: Autism at Home or in the Classroom

  • Setting up the home-school classroom
  • Setting up the classroom for the autistic learner
  • What recourses will you need to effectively teach your autistic child
  • Adjusting your teaching strategy to help the autistic learner
  • Overcoming the language (or lack of spoken) language barrier to learning
  • 30-minute Q & A session

11 August Workshop: Communication, language & speaking – what you can do to help your child communicate

  • When will my autistic child start talking?
  • What can I do to help my child with autism talk?
  • Teaching my non-verbal child with autism
  • Therapies and communication
  • Alternative and augmentative communication and when should I consider implementing AAC into my child’s life
  • 30-minute Q & A session

12 August Workshop: Behaviour in class, behaviour towards work, defiance and tantrums – teaching autistic children

  • My autistic pupil refuses to work in class and they do not want to participate in any activities. How do I help my autistic student overcome their behaviour challenges?
  • My autistic child screams when I ask him to work at home. How do I overcome this?
  • Why does my child constantly stand up and move away?
  • How do I deal with my child constantly blocking their ears? And can my autistic child still learn if they are constantly blocking their ears?
  • 30-minute Q & A session

13 August Workshop: Knowing where the child is developmentally – what to start working on from a curriculum perspective

  • General overview of Early Childhood Development from a Curriculum Planning Perspective (non-medical)
  • Development age (actual age) vs the Academic and Emotional Age of a child
  • Core Development Area overview – Social and Emotional Development
  • Core Development Area overview – Auxiliary Learning Areas
  • Core Development Area overview – Physical Development
  • 30-minute Q & A session

14 August Workshop: Restrictive & repetitive behaviours

  • What is a restrictive or repetitive behaviour (introduction discussion)?
  • What is classified as restrictive or repetitive behaviour from a diagnostic perspective?
  • What is restrictive or repetitive behaviour in the classroom environment and how does it affect my child’s ability to learn (also a chat about “the loop”)
  • Teaching a child with restrictive or repetitive behaviour and what strategies do you need to have in place to help them progress academically, physically and emotionally.
  • 30-minute Q & A session
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Ilse Kilian-Ross

Ilse Kilian-Ross is the owner of Amazing K, a registered ECD and Partial Care Facility in Johannesburg. Amazing K is a private adhd school, autism school and therapy centre for children from age 2 - 6 years where learners receive the best of both the schooling and therapy world. The autism school offers Individualized Education Programs, Speech- and Augmentive Alternative Communication (AAC) therapy as well as a full and adapted Academic Curriculum.