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Tailored Social Skills and Emotional Intelligence Training for Autism

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Imran Mir
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5.0
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Empowering autism-focused social skills coaching! Personalized, evidence-based sessions foster communication, emotional intelligence, and social confidence in a supportive environment.

Class Experience

US Grade 5 - 12
Beginner - Advanced Level
  • Effective Communication Skills: Students will learn to articulate their thoughts and feelings clearly and succinctly, using appropriate language and tone. They will practice active listening techniques, such as paraphrasing and asking clarifying questions, to demonstrate understanding and empathy in conversations. Social Interaction Skills: Students will develop the ability to initiate interactions confidently, approaching peers and adults with warmth and openness. They will learn to navigate social norms and unspoken rules, understanding the nuances of turn-taking, eye contact, and personal space. Emotional Intelligence: Students will explore the complex world of emotions, identifying and labeling their own feelings as well as recognizing emotional cues in others. They will practice emotion regulation strategies, such as deep breathing and positive self-talk, to manage strong emotions effectively and maintain composure in challenging situations. Relationship Building: Students will learn the art of building and sustaining friendships, exploring topics such as common interests, empathy, and reciprocity. They will develop conflict resolution skills, learning to express their needs assertively while respecting the perspectives of others and finding mutually agreeable solutions. Executive Functioning Skills: Students will enhance their organizational skills, learning techniques for keeping track of assignments, materials, and deadlines. They will practice time management strategies, breaking tasks into manageable chunks, prioritizing responsibilities, and allocating time effectively. Self-Advocacy and Confidence: Students will build self-awareness, identifying their strengths, challenges, and personal boundaries. They will develop self-advocacy skills, learning to communicate their needs and preferences assertively and seek support when necessary. Generalization of Skills: Students will apply their social skills in real-world contexts, such as school, home, extracurricular activities, and community settings. They will practice transferring learned skills across different situations and adapting them to various social environments, demonstrating flexibility and resilience.
Throughout my dedicated tenure of five years in the field of education, I've devoted myself to supporting learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), fostering an in-depth understanding of their distinct needs and abilities. My journey began with immersive experiences in specialized classroom environments, where I worked closely with ASD learners, tailoring educational approaches to suit their unique profiles. These interactions have instilled in me a profound appreciation for the diversity and richness of the autism spectrum.

In tandem with my practical experience, I've pursued ongoing professional development to refine my skills and deepen my expertise in autism education. This includes participation in specialized workshops, seminars, and courses focused on evidence-based strategies for supporting ASD learners. Through this rigorous training, I've honed a versatile toolkit of instructional methods and interventions designed to address the multifaceted challenges faced by individuals on the autism spectrum.

Beyond my work directly with ASD learners, I've also served as a dedicated study skills tutor for university students, further enriching my understanding of educational best practices and pedagogical approaches. In this capacity, I've had the privilege of supporting students with autism and other neurodivergences in developing essential academic skills, fostering their independence and self-efficacy.

At the heart of my teaching philosophy lies a commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment, where every learner feels valued, respected, and empowered to thrive. By leveraging a combination of empathy, creativity, and evidence-based practices, I strive to cultivate a space where ASD learners can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally.

With a deep-seated passion for supporting neurodiverse learners and a wealth of practical experience and expertise, I am wholeheartedly committed to providing exceptional education and guidance that nurtures growth, instils confidence, and unlocks the full potential of every ASD learner.

In addition to my practical experience and ongoing professional development, I hold formal qualifications in autism education. I have obtained specialized training and certification in the form of six NAS (National Autistic Society) modules, equipping me with a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of autism spectrum disorder. These modules have provided me with invaluable insights into evidence-based practices and interventions tailored specifically to support learners with autism.

Furthermore, I am dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of practice through regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Engaging in frequent CPD activities allows me to stay abreast of the latest research findings, emerging trends, and innovative strategies in the field of autism education. By continuously expanding my knowledge base and refining my skills, I ensure that my teaching approaches remain current, effective, and responsive to the evolving needs of ASD learners and the broader educational landscape.

My commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth underscores my unwavering dedication to providing exceptional support and guidance to neurodiverse learners. Through a combination of practical experience, specialized training, and continuous development, I am equipped to deliver personalized education that fosters success, empowerment, and fulfilment for every individual on the autism spectrum.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Homework
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: Homework assignments will be designed to reinforce the concepts covered in class and provide opportunities for practical application of social skills. Assignments may include tasks such as practicing active listening with family members, initiating conversations with peers, or journaling about emotions and social interactions. Assignments will typically be assigned on a weekly basis, with flexibility to accommodate individual student needs and schedules. While completion of homework is encouraged, it will not be mandatory for all students. Homework submissions will not be graded for correctness, but rather viewed as opportunities for students to apply and integrate their learning. Feedback may be provided on submitted assignments to offer guidance and support students' progress. The emphasis will be on effort and engagement rather than perfection
This class is specifically designed to support learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I'll provide customized accommodations and strategies to meet their unique needs.
No prerequisites are needed for the social skills coaching class. All students, regardless of background or experience, are welcome to join.
I will Provide handouts.
As this class focuses on social skills coaching for learners, there are no specific content warnings or safety precautions necessary. The content will be focused on fostering communication, emotional intelligence, and social confidence in a supportive and inclusive environment. All materials provided will be age-appropriate and aimed at promoting positive social interactions and personal growth
I will personally curate and provide handouts to support your learning journey. These resources, crafted with care and expertise, will serve as valuable supplements to our lessons, offering additional insights, exercises, and reference materials tailored to your needs. Rest assured, these handouts will be thoughtfully designed to enhance your understanding and reinforce key concepts covered in our sessions.
Joined February, 2024
5.0
1reviews
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Non-US Teaching Certificate
Master's Degree in Health or PE from Loughborough University
Bachelor's Degree in Health or PE from Nottingham Trent University
About Me:

Hello, I'm Imran Mir, and I'm delighted to share more about my background, teaching philosophy, and personal interests with you.

Professional Background:

I am currently working as Business Lecturer in Higher Education. I've dedicated... 
1-on-1 Coaching

$38

per session
Meets on demand
30 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-18

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