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Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop
Lesley S. J. Farmer
Item Number: 1541-8988
Publisher: ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
Price: $75.00
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If you plan on viewing this event with a group of 3 or more people, please purchase at the group rate.

A 2-part workshop running 90 minutes each session on:

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

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Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop
A 2-part workshop, Thursdays, October 5 and 12, 2017, starting at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on both days.

Autism is one of the most commonly diagnosed serious developmental disabilities, and the number of children identified as autistic continues to grow.  In this workshop, Dr. Lesley Farmer takes you through the basics of autism, explaining the forms the condition can take and how children with this diagnosis tend to be unique.

You will learn about library-specific best practices for both interacting with children one-on-one and making the library environment, as a whole, more friendly. You will also learn about resources and instructional strategies for serving this population.

Topics Include:

  • 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 Farmer, Professor at California State University (CSU) Long Beach, coordinates the Librarianship program. She also manages the CSU ICT Literacy Project. She earned her M.S. in Library Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and received her doctorate in Adult Education from Temple University. Dr. Farmer chairs the IFLA’s School Libraries Section and is a Fulbright scholar. A frequent presenter and writer for the profession, she won American Library Association’s Phi Beta Mu Award for library education, the AASL Distinguished Services Award, and the International Association of School Librarianship Commendation Award.  Dr. Farmer’s research interests include digital citizenship, information literacy, collaboration, assessment and data analysis. Her most recent books are Library Improvement through Data Analytics (ALA, 2016) and Managing the Successful School Library (ALA, 2017).


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