SEN Teaching Delivery for Students Level 3

Course Description

The course provides instruction on effective methods for the delivery of special education needs (SEN) training for students with autism disorders. The course reviews the basic typology of the autism spectrum, spanning Asperger's, Autism and PDD-NOS, and discusses appropriate interventions that are related to this spectrum of disorders.

The course additionally delves into techniques used for identifying, assessing and characterising autism expressions in young learners and ways to reliably cater for the educational needs of SEN candidates with autism. It also reviews a range of structured frameworks such as TEACCH, SCERTS and the PFT-support triad, that may be used to facilitate classroom management for learners with autism.

The schedule also includes cultural activities that will allow participants to explore and experience Irish culture and the vibrant city of Dublin.

Course Content

  • Managing and teaching SEN students with autism disorders
  • Understanding autism sensory issues and the accompanying impairments triad
  • Typology of the autism spectrum, including Asperger's, Autism and PDD-NOS
    Autism interventions (e.g., TEACCH) and visual strategies
  • Identifying, assessing and characterising the educational needs of children with Autism
  • Using structured frameworks (e.g., SCERTS) for training delivery to students with autism
  • Developing Parent-Family-Teacher (PFT) support triads to enhance training delivery
  • Setting achievable learning outcomes
  • Assessing SEN student performance
  • Case studies and practical workshops

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Describe contemporary structured frameworks that are relevant to the delivery of effective SEN teaching for learners with autism (LO1)
  • Craft achievable and verifiable SEN learning outcomes for SEN learners with autism, with cogent learning attainment metrics (LO2)
  • Develop and critically evaluate a variety of learning and instructional models applicable to Autism-SEN teaching delivery (LO3)
  • Implement effective, context-dependent, classroom management techniques appropriate for Autism-SEN learners (LO4)

Assessment and Certificates

Assessment of performance will be through delegate-completed portfolio of work. The final course certification for successful completion is a college-issued “Course Certificate of Completion”, for each module studied. In addition, where applicable, delegates will receive relevant EuroPass certificates.