Asperger's Syndrome

This module is intended for participants educating students with Asperger's Syndrome (AS). The module explores characteristics of students with AS and effective practices identified in the literature to support students in their school environment. Relevant theories are covered, including social attribution theory and theory of mind, which are critical to supporting the social, emotional and behavioral development of students with AS. The Path A / Path B strategy is used to teach participants how attributions impact decision-making and responses to the behaviors of students with AS.

Module Goals/Objectives

  1. Understand the characteristics associated with students with AS
  2. Understand social attribution theory in relation to students with AS.
  3. Understand social attribution theory in relation to staff behavior.
  4. Understand Theory of Mind and its relevance to AS.
  5. Learn effective practices, including the Path A / Path B strategy, for educating students with AS.

AGENDA
Day 1:
8:30 - 10:00 Explore characteristics of AS 10:00 - 10:15 BREAK 10:15 - 11:30 Effective Practices to support students 11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH 12:30 - 1:45 Social Attribution Theory - students 1:45 - 2:00 BREAK 2:00 - 3:30 Social Attribution Theory - staff behavior

Day 2:
8:30 - 10:00 Theory of Mind 10:00 - 10:15 BREAK 10:15 - 11:30 Theory of Mind related to AS 11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH 12:30 - 1:45 Path A / Path B strategies 1:45 - 2:00 BREAK 2:00 - 3:30 Path A / Path B strategies cont'd