Autism: Meeting Needs and Getting Pupils’ Calm, Alert and Learning!
A practical day of ideas and innovation, tips and techniques
With Richard Hirstwood and Chris Barson
On this practical and informative day, Chris and Richard will explore the successful mix of strategies and theory to enable you to support pupils’ with autism to be successful in their learning. From understanding sensory barriers to learning, to environmental influences, iPads, difficult behaviour and bespoke sensory spaces Chris and Richard share a host of ideas for you to use in your setting.
Making sense of sensory – Chris Barson.
How come autism is so sensory? What are the environmental needs associated with the autism spectrum?
Learning with our senses – Richard Hirstwood
Tapping in to the sensory learning style in autism.
iPad should you? – Chris Barson
What’s in it for our learners with autism? Good and bad apps. Identifying and managing the risks. Which bits of autism are a good fit for iPads?
Apps in Action – Richard Hirstwood
For fun and focus, for the curriculum and equilibrium
Mind that Meltdown – Chris Barson.
What do we do about autism and difficult behaviour.
Safe and Sensory Spaces That Soothe – Richard Hirstwood
All learners with autism need an escape route to somewhere safe where they can recuperate from the social and sensory demands of the classroom.
12 May 2020 – Belfast
14 May 2020 – Dublin
Costs – £265 plus VAT per place including refreshments & lunch.
Spaces – only 50 available for each date
Who should attend?
This will be appropriate for teachers and classroom practitioners from special schools and colleges, mainstream settings & those with specialist SEN provision and early years settings, who are working with pupils with autism/autistic spectrum disorders.
The learning continues after the course has ended with an online copy of all pertinent presentations, video & documents from the day on our website, for you to share with your colleagues and continue your learning journey long after the training has finished!
Times & housekeeping?
We begin the day from 9am with coffee and registration with presentations beginning at 9.30am. We will finish around 3.30pm. All refreshments and a lovely lunch are provided! Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements – we always cater for vegetarians.