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#NL2022: Attention in Autism Implications for Schools

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  • 18 Jul 2022
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Session Synopsis

Most teachers will work with autistic children at some point during their career. 

Facilitating inclusion requires a better understanding of the core attention skills, which affect behaviour, engagement and learning. 

Dr Carmel Mevorach, Dr Lila Kossyvaki-EramusIn and Professor Lilach Shalev, in this presentation will introduce the audience to the concept of attention skills in autism and share effective methods to developing them.

Speaker Bios

Dr Carmel Mevorach is Associate Professor at the School of Psychology and the Centre for Human Brain Health, the University of Birmingham. His research and teaching focuses on understanding different attention processes (such as in autism and ADHD) and how they are handled in the brain, as well as on developing new intervention approaches for attention. Dr Mevorach is one of the developers of the Computerised Progressive Attention Training (CPAT) program.

Dr Lila Kossyvaki is an Assistant Professor at the School of Education, University of Birmingham. She is a chartered psychologist and a SEN teacher. Her teaching and research interests cover a number of areas around the education of autistic individuals and/or learning disabilities.

Prof. Lilach Shalev is a full Professor in the Constantiner School of Education and the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel-Aviv University (TAU), Israel. She is the Head of the Department of Special Education and School Counselling and the Head of the Attention Lab. Her research focuses on assessment and training of attention and cognitive control and their impact on learning in various populations, in particular in ADHD and autism. Prof. Shalev has led with her colleagues a pioneering cognitive training program called CPAT (Computerized Progressive Attention Training).

 

Suitable for: A parent/carer, Assistant Head Teacher, Consultant, Deputy Head Teacher, Early Years Practitioner, Education psychologist, Governor, Head Teacher, Inclusion Manager/Leader, Newly Qualified Teacher, Other, SENCO, Senior Leader, Student, Support staff, Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Tutor, Young person

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