|Spreker(s):||Claire Hughes (Sessieleider)|
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have social challenges, language challenges, and repetitive behaviors at the core of their challenges. Working with twice-exceptional children on the spectrum requires an understanding of how these characteristics can both help and hinder the talent development process. This workshop explores practical, specific strategies for unlocking possibilities, using characteristics of autism. With the “Two-Handed Model of Differentiation”, participants will explore multiple ways to provide hands-on, engaged instruction. With Teaching, Tracking, Training, Thinking and Together(ing) strategies, teachers can approach areas of challenge as obstacles- but not roadblocks- to learning.