Shhh…Sounds Sensory for ASD
Shhh…Sounds Sensory for ASD
With Naomi Rosenberg
Communication is the key to most personal & educational objectives, but a huge challenge for pupils with autism/ASC.
Naomi has many dynamic and simple ideas to create sensory classroom environments to support engagement, interaction and communication for pupils with autism.
She also discusses the importance of cutting down the distraction of background sound and the huge impact this simple change has on pupils’ engagement. Naomi shares practical ideas on how to achieve this in your learning environment.
These are ‘easy to replicate’ activities which will be invaluable to you in any setting. You will be able to put many of them in place straight away.
Naomi’s ideas are innovative & lively with many opportunities throughout the day for experiential learning for delegates!
Delegates will discover:
how to create focused sensory experiences for pupils with autism that support learning
how to ensure focused sensory learning activities are engaging, but not over-stimulating
how to create an individualised learning environment for pupils with autism
how to create opportunities for interaction, turn-taking & communication in group activities
9.00am Coffee and registration
9.30am Introduction to the day
9.35am Creating a sensory friendly learning environment for pupils with autism/ASC. This session uses practical exercises to explore all our senses including vestibular and proprioception, the movement senses. Naomi then looks at how sensory sensitivity and sensory processing issues in autism impact learning & communication.
10.45am Coffee & networking.
11.05am Creating a good listening environment for focused learning. Naomi shares activities that encourage tolerance and concentration for sensory exploration.
12.30pm Lunch & networking.
1.30pm Clonkerboards and resonance board workshop. Naomi introduces you to lots of ways to use this versatile resource to make sound explicit for songs, chants, sound and vibration exploration, multi-sensory stories and games. She looks at how to use your Clonkerboard safely and effectively.
3.05pm Feedback, questions, discussion.
Who is presenting?
Naomi Rosenberg is an experienced Teacher of the Deaf who works with children with autism and/or complex needs. She has combined her teaching with consultancy and training and volunteers for Sense, keeping her work up to date and relevant. She has also been a short break foster carer for special children. She passionately believes in inclusion and develops activities and opportunities for all children to work and play together, with choices and creative communication strategies using all of the senses.
I’m a NQT working with ASC. Fantastic ideas to enhance learning and exploration. All the sections were relevant and beneficial – ZC
The course advanced my teaching with children with ASC. Naomi is a font of knowledge giving hands on training, good advice and an opportunity to share with others – OD
It was beneficial to take time to think about my teaching environment and to look and listen to things from the child’s point of view – RS
I learnt such a lot today. I am going to use all the activities! – BA
30 March 2020 – London
2 April 2020 – Newcastle
3 April 2020 – Manchester
Costs – £245 plus VAT per place including refreshments & lunch.
Spaces – only 30 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 at all levels of ability.
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.