SXSW EDU 2019
Rhythm & Learning: Marching to Your Students' Beat
“Rhythm" provides an introduction to the Developmental, Individual-differences, Relationship-based (DIR) model, a framework for working with students with Autism. Attendees will learn the academic applications of this framework through a case study of an interdisciplinary poetry group run weekly at the Rebecca School. Attendees will then participate in their own model poetry workshop, followed by a discussion of how DIR principles and interdisciplinary teamwork contribute to student success.
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- Attendees will learn the fundamentals of the DIR/Floortime model to begin implementing the intervention in their own classrooms & practices.
- Attendees will learn strategies for coordinating interdisciplinary groups (Edu, OT, SLP, PT) that work toward both shared & discipline specific goals.
- Attendees will use poetry as an emotionally meaningful, rhythmic practice & be able to utilize poetry as an educational tool for students with autism.
Donnie Welch, Creative Writing Teacher, Rebecca School