The ABCs of ASD: What School Counselors Need to Know to Support Neurodiverse Children
A webinar focused on how school counselors can best support students on the Autism Spectrum in the international school environment. This workshop will be an introduction of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the diversity therein. We will discuss how students on the Autism spectrum might differ from their neurotypical peers in both their learning and social/emotional development; current best practices for supporting students on the spectrum; how to support teachers to differentiate based on the needs of their students; and practical strategies to directly implement with students.
Speaker: Emily Pye, Special Education Specialist for children with mild to severe learning and behavioral needs
Emily has a Masters degree in Early Intervention from the University of Oregon. She has spent most of her career focusing on interventions designed for children with autism, social-emotional difficulties, language delays, and behavioral challenges. She also works closely with families to enable them to support their children's needs in the home.
In 2018, she began working in the international school environment in Berlin, Germany. Her experience establishing a special educational needs department at Berlin Cosmopolitan School gave her keen insight into the advantages and challenges faced by students with learning diversities in an international school environment.
Emily specializes in: early childhood development and early intervention, social-emotional development, behavioral challenges, learning diversities in international schools, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), family coaching, and early math and literacy acquisition.
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