Learning styles of Individuals with Autism - Autism Awareness Month

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A presentation celebrating unique and awesome individuals who have Autism, raising awareness on their abilities and potential.
For Teachers, Parents, Carers, people with the privileged of knowing someone with Autism, or people wanting to know more about Autism.

My new iPads for Autism Education courses are now available through the University of North Dakota

Autism iPad Techniques to Bridge Learning Gaps
http://educators.und.edu/onlinecourse/?id=DLT.IPAD.ATSM.TCHNQ

Turn Your iPad into a Augmentative Communication Device
http://educators.und.edu/onlinecourse/?id=DLT.IPAD.CMMDVC

iPad Strategies to Engage Students with Autism
http://educators.und.edu/onlinecourse/?id=DLT.IPAD.ATSM.TCHNQ

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Learning styles of Individuals with Autism - Autism Awareness Month

  1. 1. A presentation for Autism Awareness Month. Advocate for Awareness AND acceptance! Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014© Proudly supported and sponsored by Project Autism Australia and Digital Learning Tree USA for Autism Awareness Month www.projectautismaustralia.com www.digitallearningtree.com
  2. 2. A series of quotes from a variety of people who have Autism, as well as quotes from researchers and experts in the field: Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  3. 3. Autism is a different way of learning and being. (Grandin, 1995; O'Neil, 2006) Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  4. 4. Autism is a way of life. (Sinclair, 1993) Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  5. 5. People who have Autism orientate within the world differently (Williams, 1994) Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  6. 6. Children/people with Autism are completely aware of their differences, however seek to be treated equally. (Kelly, 2006) Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  7. 7. People with Autism are unique, amazing, brilliant in varying degrees, but they are NOT disabled. (Barley, 2010) Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  8. 8. We don’t need to find a cure, instead society needs to adapt, accept and understand Autism. (Baron-Cohen, 2000; Miller, 2008) Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  9. 9. We are all more than a condition, a jumbled jigsaw, an Autism 'fruit salad. (Williams, 2010) Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  10. 10. Murray, D., Lesser, M., & Lawson, W. (2005) contend that Autistic individuals can only focus on one thing at a time, hence this is extremely important for their learning Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  11. 11. As educators we need to focus on the student’s abilities and not their deficits. (Little, 2001) Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  12. 12. Grandin (2006) suggests three types of learning styles for children with Autism:  Visual thinkers, i.e. as Grandin puts it, she literally thinks in pictures.  Music and mathematical thinkers; these children think in patterns and will be good at math, music, computers and technology.  Verbal logic thinkers; these children think in words and often love languages, history, weather statistics, stock market etc. Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  13. 13. “This is how my mind works... Instead of Googling for words, my brain Googles for pictures” (Grandin, 2006) Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  14. 14. Click here to be read a document written by Temple Grandin on learning styles. Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  15. 15. The world needs different kinds of minds! Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
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  17. 17. Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  18. 18. Thank you for joining me today. I will be celebrating Autism Awareness Month with the launch of my three new courses for Carers, Parents and Educators.  Strategies for using the iPad with students who have Autism  Benefits of Using Technology for the Learner with Autism  The iPad as an Augmentative Communication Device Stay tuned to Digital Learning Tree’s Website www.digitallearningtree.com Teachers in the US can earn (1) University Credit upon completion of each unit. Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  19. 19. Take a FREE look inside Lesson One of the Understanding and Supporting Children with Autism course. http://www.eteach.digitallearningtree.com/showle sson_public.php?cid=1306&ls=2265&orderid=0 Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014©
  20. 20. Karina D. Barley Benefits for Using Technology for the Learner with Autism 2014© Authored By: Karen D. Barley (Diploma Teaching, Graduate Diploma Education, Masters in Education) © Owner of Project Autism and Official Partner of Digital Learning Tree USA www.projectautismaustralia.com

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