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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: A Transdisciplinary Approach

Research shows that a transdisciplinary approach to intervention and support will result in the best outcomes for individuals with autism and related disabilities. In the approach, everyone works collaboratively on the same goals, sharing responsibility for assessment, planning, sharing of information, problem solving, and decision making.

A transdisciplinary approach moves support beyond just blending disciplines. This approach links concepts and skills through a real-world context. It is client-centred and family focused.

Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Ms Amanda Reed

Amanda is a speech pathologist with a Masters in Applied Linguistics. She has worked in the field of autism, across a range of settings and services, for over 25 years. Amanda is currently a Positive Behaviour Support Specialist in the state of Victoria, Australia, a role which involves working with families to build capacity in managing the family member with autism. Amanda has facilitated workshops for professionals and families on the features of autism, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), teaching critical communication skills, applied behaviour analysis, and positive behaviour support. She has worked collaboratively with families, schools and allied health professionals to implement supports to improve the quality of life of individuals on the autism spectrum and has consulted to autism programs internationally. Amanda is passionate about ensuring that individuals with autism have functional communication skills and that positive behaviour support is used to create an autism-friendly environment and to improve quality of life.

Course Outline
  1. What is the transdisciplinary approach?
  2. How is this approach different to “multidisciplinary” or “interdisciplinary”?
  3. The pros of the transdisciplinary approach
  4. The components of the transdisciplinary approach
  5. Collaboration on functional goals and support
  6. Monitoring progress
  7. Practical application of the transdisciplinary approach
Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define “transdisciplinary” and the distinction between this and “multidisciplinary” or “interdisciplinary”
  2. Identify the key components of a transdisciplinary approach
  3. Describe the advantages of a transdisciplinary approach
  4. Develop a support plan based on the individual’s strengths, needs and priorities
  5. Collaborate in the development of functional goals that will help enhance the individual’s independence and participation
  6. Monitor an individual’s progress throughout intervention
Who Can Benefit?

SPED Teachers, Early childhood educators, Allied Health Professionals. Parents /Caregivers

Course Fees
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)**
15 Jan 2018 350
Normal Till Full 380