Effective Learning Support – Using Comic Strip Conversations™

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Using Comic Strip Conversations™ as a strategy to support learners with ASD and similar social difficulties.

About this module:

In this module we will consider how we can utilise Comic Strip Conversations™ to support learners with autism as and associated difficulties as they utilise pictures and captions rather than writing. Comic Strip Conversations™ can be used to support children and young people to understand and adapt to the nuances of interpersonal communication and particularly difficult situations.

We will discuss how young people and children with autism find certain situations challenging and how we can support them to adapt and learn specific skills by utilising Comic Strip Conversations™.

This module is suitable for adults who work with children with ASD across all ranges.

Session One: What are Comic Strip Conversations™ will consider:

  • What are Comic Strip Conversations™ and where did they originate?
  • Who might benefit from using Comic Strip Conversations™
  • Examples of situations where they can be used
  • What are the key elements of a Comic Strip Conversation™?

Session Two: Practical examples of how to develop a Comic Strip Conversation™ will consider:

  • The key elements of a Comic Strip Conversations™ in practical terms
  • How to develop a Comic Strip Conversation™ to meet the needs of individual pupils taking into account:
    • their age
    • level of development
    • the specific difficulty they encounter
What you will learn:
  • The origin and key elements of Comic Strip Conversation™
  • When and how to use them
  • How to take into account the individual characteristics of pupils when developing Comic Strip Conversation™