I deliver tailored training workshops to develop knowledge and understanding in themes related to autism, including inclusive teaching strategies, enhancing communication and supporting sensory differences.
The training workshops are interactive, informative and I can adapt or combine workshops to meet the unique needs and requirements of your schools or service. Training workshops can be provided separate from, or as part of, outreach visits.
The following training workshops stand alone or can be combined.
Understanding Autism and Sensory Processing
Outcome: Gain knowledge of autism and sensory processing differences through exploring the latest research and theories. Understand the impact of autism on learning and everyday life.
Outcome: Understand the different functions of behaviour and why individuals may be behaving in a particular way. Learn how to use different types of assessment to determine the functions of behaviour and triggers. Gain knowledge of practical strategies to prevent challenging behaviour.
Inclusive Teaching Strategies
Outcome: Gain knowledge of different inclusive teaching strategies that will support the various learning needs in a classroom, as well as promote independence and reduce anxiety. This includes effective use of visual and multi-sensory learning supports, transition supports, communication development and emotional regulation strategies.
Inclusive Support Strategies
Outcome: Gain knowledge of different strategies to effectively support autistic individuals learning, sensory needs, communication development, transitions, emotional regulation, behaviour, independence and social skills.
Autism Interventions and Approaches
Outcome: Gain knowledge of research based interventions and approaches, effective for autistic learning needs. This covers a range of areas including the development of communication, emotional regulation and social skills.
Outcome: Learn how to support transitions effectively, resulting in reduced anxiety (and therefore less challenging behaviour). Learn practical strategies to support everyday transitions as well as to prepare for big change such as moving to a new school.
Time to discuss and reflect on personal situations, in order to develop specific support strategies, as often a very personalised approach needs to take place to effectively support autistic individuals. This can be explored together as one small group or multiple small groups, depending on number of participants.
Training workshops are suitable for:
- Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCo’s)
- School and service leaders
- Teaching assistants
- Support assistants
- Educational professionals
- Children’s service workers
- Social workers
- Health professionals
- INSET training
- Initial teacher training programmes
- University courses
- Anyone providing a service or wanting to develop their understanding