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 and informative. I can adapt and combine workshops to meet the unique needs and requirements of schools and services.
Training workshops can be provided separate from, or as part of, outreach visits.
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
Training Workshops: 1 hour each 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.
“In the time that Stephanie has been working with my school, I have been able to see a sustained improvement in the provision offered. This has been the case in the growing knowledge and skills of the staff she has worked alongside, the physical environment provided for pupils with ASD and the outcomes for those pupils. The excellent provision for pupils with SEND, for which Stephanie’s support was a key element, was also verified by my School Improvement Partner.Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about her area of specialism, she is adept at communicating her expertise to a wide range of people. Whether supporting staff working one-to-one with ASD pupils, class teachers, senior leaders or parents, Stephanie is able to communicate effectively and efficiently, offering sound advice backed by her own considerable knowledge, experience and current research practices.”
"The outreach and training has enabled my schools to provide accurate support to our ASD pupils as well as started to up skill my staff on key strategies to use to be successful with ASD pupils”
"Each session provides a wealth of ideas and support for the teachers and support staff to immediately employ in their practice. As a result, the children with ASD are supported more effectively. Meetings with the SENCo and senior leaders also increase their knowledge of ASD within a wider school context”
“I feel I know much better how to support a child with ASD. While I understand each child is different, I feel I have discussed and been exposed to a very wide variety of strategies and now have a wide knowledge base to draw on”