Howley, M. (2008) Complementary approaches to developing social interaction and understanding. Invited Presentation presented to: International Conference on Autism 2008, Skive, Denmark, 7 - 8 November 2008.
Whilst the need for eclectic approaches to teaching and supporting people with autistic spectrum disorders is frequently advocated, in practice how this is actually achieved is often confusing and fraught with challenges. This presentation explores how an eclectic approach is achievable, focusing upon how particular strategies for developing social interaction and understanding may be used to complement each other and therefore enhance practice. Examples of the use of blended approaches will be discussed, focusing in particular upon Structured Teaching (TEACCH), Social Stories and Articles, jig-sawing and circles of friends
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