Students on the autism spectrum are often thrust into our art rooms with a chart and perhaps an associate and we’re left to our own intuition and devices. Every student deserves specialized strategies, but sometimes teachers are ill-prepared to most effectively teach students with autism. That’s where professional and in-depth training can build the confidence to be a leader and help meet the needs of all our students.
During this course, you’ll delve into current research to learn about autism spectrum disorders and how students on the spectrum relate with the world. You’ll learn how to create a safe setting for improving self-expression, focus and motor skills. This setting can also help students improve their ability to adapt to social cues and norms.
Participants in this course will need to purchase a copy of the book “Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children With Autism” by Nicole Martin.