Workshop: Serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO — ALA Editions has brought back the popular workshop Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Lesley S. J. Farmer. This two-part - 90 minutes each - workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursdays, March 19 and 26, 2015.Autism is now the second most commonly diagnosed serious developmental disability, and the number of children identified as autistic continues to grow. In this workshop, Dr. Lesley Farmer will take you through the basics of autism, explaining the forms the condition can take and how diagnosed children tend to be unique.
You will learn the library-specific challenges of working with this population, as well as best practices for both interacting with the children one on one and making the library environment, as a whole, more friendly. You will learn about resources and instructional strategies for serving this population.
- identifying youth with ASD and understanding their developmental challenges;
- making your library environment comfortable for youth with ASD;
- strategies for successful one-on-one interaction;
- understanding the print and digital resources available to librarians.
About the Instructor:
Dr. Lesley S. J. Farmer, professor at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), coordinates the Librarianship Program. She earned her MS in library science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and received her doctorate in adult education from Temple University. Farmer has worked as a librarian in K–12 school settings, as well as in public, special and academic libraries. She is incoming chair of the Education Section of the Special Libraries Association, and she is the International Association of School Librarianship’s vice president of association relations.
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