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Disability Support Services at the University of Limerick is hosting an event for parents, professionals and policy makers interested in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) The programme was led by Dr. Jed Baker, an internationally renowned ASD expert.
Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. He is an award winning author of six books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, Fox News, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.
08.30 REGISTRATION (tea/coffee, fruit and pastries will be available during registration)
09.30 Session 1: Understanding Challenging Behaviours Precedes Effective Intervention - Dr. Jed Baker
11.15 Session 2: Managing and Preventing Challenging Behaviours - Dr. Jed Baker
14.00 Session 3: Six Key Components of Social Skills Training - Dr. Jed Baker
15.30 Session 4: Dr. Jed Baker
16.30 Q & A with Dr. Jed Baker
Brief Narrative Description
Students on the autism spectrum and those with behavioural challenges often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially. This workshop describes how to handle meltdowns and design effective behaviour plans to prevent these moments and reduce frustration and anxiety. The second part of the presentation details strategies to motivate students to learn, ways to teach social skills, how to generalise skills and increase acceptance and tolerance from peers. Information will be imparted though lecture, interactive exercises, and video clips.
Understanding Challenging Behaviours Precedes Effective Intervention
Managing and Preventing Challenging Behaviours
Six Key Components of Social Skills Training
Student Support Officer
University Of Limerick,
Tel: (061) 23 4847
Assistive Technology Officer
University Of Limerick,
Tel: (061) 21 3373
The C-Pen Exam Reader pen scanner is an electronic pen the uses text to speech to read aloud printed text. The C-Pen Exam Reader is an orange portable, pocket-sized device that reads text out aloud with an English human-like digital voice used instead of a human reader.
This device means students who have reading difficulties such as dyslexia can independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions. Students using the pen bring their own in-ear headphones to use with the reading pen via 3.5mm headphone socket. All students are given the opportunity to train on the reading pen prior to exams.
The reading pens have been used in UL for the last four years by first years through to postgraduate students. The reading pen is also available as a reasonable accommodation in the Leaving Cert resulting in more and more students entering college and university already trained on how to use the reading pen in exams.
Below is a very short video on the exam reader pen.