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The Psychological Society of Ireland,
Floor 2, Grantham House,
Grantham Street, Dublin 8, D08 W8HD.

 
SAT
24
JUN

Using visual supports to teach new skills and improve behaviors


Division of Behavioural Analysis Presents

Using visual supports to teach new skills and improve behaviors

 
Venue: PSI Offices, Floor 2, Grantham House, Grantham Street, Dublin 8
Date: Saturday 24th June 2017
Time: 11am – 4pm
Learning Credits: 4

Cost: €40 Non-PSI, €30 PSI/DBA member, €20 PSI Student 
Cost Includes: Lunch and 4 BACB Credits
 

The focus of this workshop is to think about the different types of visual supports that we use every day to help us organize our lives and to discuss the importance of ensuring we use visual supports when working with clients and students. Examples of various types of visual supports that have been successfully used by the presenter and other professionals in the field will be discussed. Difference between visual supports and visual communication systems will be touched on. Resources will be provided to ensure that the participants can readily access further information regarding visual supports and take home information that will allow them to readily add visual supports to their “tool kit” of best teaching practices.


For Whom:
Students, PSI and DBA members, Psychologists, Professionals working in the field of Behaviour Analysis, community stakeholders.


Learning outcomes

  • Recognize the difference between visual supports and visual communication systems
  • Be familiar with how visual supports can be used to teach new skills
  • Be familiar with how visual supports can be used to help improve behaviors
  • Understand how to create visual supports and locate resources that simplify the process


About the Speaker:
Yvonne O’Connor is a special educator with a background in behavior analysis and therapy. She trained in both Ireland and in the USA. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified Special Education Teacher. During the past 25 years she has worked in the public school system in the USA in a variety of roles including: Preschool Teacher, Inclusion Specialist, Behavior Consultant and Special Education Coordinator. Prior to that she spent five years with the May Institute a residential program for children with autism. Recently she returned to teaching in an integrated preschool program. She also provides private in home consultation services for families who have children with autism. Her interests include teaching children with autism and other special needs; working with parents and providing home services; working with teachers and therapists who are servicing children with autism and providing workshops in the area of applied behavior analysis, autism and visual supports.


Contact person for making reservations and enquires Michelle Kelly
Michelle.E.Kelly@nuim.ie

 

 
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