Visual Supports in the Classroom: Structured Teaching (3 hrs), Optional (Hands on Optional Section – 3 hrs) *

Presented by SPG Clinical Supervisors (3 – 6 hrs)

This seminar will define structured teaching and offer strategies for implementing the components of structured teaching within the general education classroom setting, in a special education resource room, or in a specialized classroom for students with disabilities. Structured teaching is used to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) understand their environment and daily activities using their visual mode, which is usually their strongest modality.
Participants will be able to:

  • Define structured teaching and name its components
  • Identify routines that are helpful to persons with autism
  • Define the term individual work systems and describe the importance of these systems for individuals with autism
  • Describe strategies for creating and adapting work systems
  • List the steps for creating a structured environment

Optional 3 hour Section will focus on: Hands-on activities will allow participants to a) design a physical structure for their students that utilize the components of structured teaching, b) make an appropriate visual schedule, and c) create a work system based on a student’s skills and interests.