This event will be of interest to all those supporting children with additional needs in Irish Education, particularly those educating children with a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
One Continuing Education Unit is available. If you wish to make a payment to support the work of the MBAF you can do so, if not, this one is on us. Enjoy!
On the 24th of March 2021 we were joined by Lorna Barry BCBA and PhD candidate. Lorna provided us with an overview and discussion of her doctoral research, funded by the Irish Research Council and titled:
Bridging the gap: Understanding Irish teacher’s implementation of evidence-based practices in the education of children with Autism.
Lorna is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with experience working with school-age children, which stoked her interest in this topic.
In this video she presents the results of a scoping review conducted on the barriers and facilitators to implementing evidenced-based practices (EBP) in schools. A qualitative interview conducted with mainstream teachers in Ireland, together with the results of a survey study that examined teachers’ knowledge of EBPs are presented by Lorna. Implications for practice and recommendations for practitioners will then be discussed. This event will be of interest to anyone looking to gain insights into factors that may help or hinder teachers’ use of EBPs with students living with a diagnosis of autism in Ireland.