Designing an ASD Teacher Training Module through a Pictorial Narrative Approach
- autism spectrum disorder, teacher training, pictorial narrative, Lao PDR
Global research consistently indicates that many teachers are lacking knowledge and skills to teach students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in inclusive settings, particularly in countries with limited resources. To address the issue, we developed a unique ASD teacher training module which is presented through a compilation of 160 pictures, distributed across a 20-unit story called ‘The Story of Khamdy’. The story illustrates the everyday experience of a boy with ASD called Khamdy and how his parents and teachers helped him cope with different learning and daily living challenges. The units span across a range of topics related to the essential aspects of ASD, including disputing the myths of ASD, identifying the early signs, early diagnosis and intervention, preparation for inclusion, and transition to puberty and adulthood. Delivered through a pictorial narrative approach, this module aims to provide a meaningful and engaging way of learning about ASD to teachers in low-resource countries.
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TY - CONF AU - Hui Min Low AU - Lay Wah Lee AU - Aznan Che Ahmad AU - Ann Sien Sut Lee AU - Tze Peng Wong AU - Somchay Makesavanh AU - Bountheing Vongsouangtham AU - Vikate Phannalath AU - Somphet San PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - Designing an ASD Teacher Training Module through a Pictorial Narrative Approach BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Special Education (ICSE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 173 EP - 175 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125928855 ID - Low2019/12 ER -