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Special Needs School Shadow Support

Learn to manage children with Autism and other developmental disorders in a school setting in this free online course.

Publisher: Liau Alex
This free online course teaches how to manage kids with Autism and similar developmental disorders in school settings. Shadow Support involves one-on-one support for children with developmental disorders to help them develop social, behavioural and academic skills. In this course, you will learn the necessary tools and techniques needed to provide shadow support and help you understand the need for inclusive education systems.
Special Needs School Shadow Support
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    1.5-3 Hours
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In this free online course, you will gain the needed knowledge and learn the skills and techniques necessary for providing shadow support to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, and anxiety disorders. It begins by explaining inclusive education systems and establishing the need for such

systems. It then covers the characteristics of Autistic children that differentiate them from their neurotypical counterparts and explains the educational implications of having developmental disorders.

The second half of the course covers techniques and best practices for shadow support interventions. It explains visual supports in detail and demonstrates their use in organizing a child’s activities and promoting good behaviour. It goes further to introduce techniques for employing reward systems and properly assessing a child’s behaviour for understanding and influencing it in the future. The course introduces methods for managing meltdowns, facilitating social interaction, and using a child’s peers to provide support.

Shadow support is instrumental in improving social, academic and behavioural skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or similar development disorders, making it easier for them to navigate everyday life. Suppose you are a parent of an autistic child, a teacher tasked with caring for such children, or an individual interested or involved in early-child education. In this case, you will find the information contained in this course particularly useful. Start now and gain the needed knowledge to provide shadow support for Autistic children in under 3 hours.

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