This session provides a great introduction to what autism is and how children and young people with autism think differently (their cognitive styles.) The training also serves as a sound refresher training for anyone wanting to update their knowledge in the light of recent developments within the field.
We will share lots of practical strategies and resources as well as provide the rationale behind the approach. We consider this to be the ‘bread and butter’ of educational good practice for pupils on the autism spectrum, however these principals will benefit all pupils.
This training course will examine how social understanding differs for students with autism. We will introduce you to the main cognitive (thinking) styles of students on the autism spectrum before examining social behaviour and how these impact upon this.
This strategy can be used to support problem solving and to help ‘un-pick’ difficult situations. They are a fantastic tool for staff to use in their everyday work with students on the autism spectrum and delegates will learn how to use them.
Finally you will learn what Social Stories (Gray) are and how they came about, as well as looking at how a Social Story is constructed and how you might use them within your own setting.
This training session aims to deepen and extend your knowledge and understanding of autism and the students you work with. We will explore the main 3 cognitive (thinking) styles that differ for children and young people on the autism spectrum and the essential awareness of self that underpins these.
We use practical activities to highlight the impact these issues have and explore some ways to support pupils with autism experiencing sensory difficulties at school and at home. We have updated our training in the light of new research within the field and explore best practice in the light of this.