Broaden your knowledge about autism, neurodiversity and practical ways to support in the key areas of communication, understanding and sensory processing.
Learn practical teaching approaches and support strategies that will enhance the learning of neurodivergent and neurotypical children and young people.
Explore early communication development and how to help children express their needs and wants. You will learn hands-on ways to develop children’s attention, functional communication and vocabulary.
Learn practical strategies to develop early play and social interaction skills. Gain a ‘tool box’ of things you can do to enhance children’s play, turn taking and interaction.
Learn why a child may be behaving in a specific way and how to help them identify and respond to their emotions in a way that is helpful to them (rather than escalating to challenging behaviour).
Learn about different sensory needs and the 8 sensory systems. Get equipped with practical ways that you can support sensory regulation and have the confidence to implement these strategies straight away.
Get an insight into autistic thinking and why transitions can be particularly distressing. Learn a range of evidence-based strategies to help children’s transition smoothly, that reduce anxiety and ‘meltdowns’.
Learn inspiring ways to deploy support assistants and enhance the practice of your team. You will learn strategies to build a stable support network around you and enhance the value in which a class team brings to the children, teaching and learning.
l am an independent Autism Specialist Teacher and School Consultant, working with various schools and services in London and internationally.
Over the past 15 years, I have taught many autistic children and young people, with a wide variety of abilities and complex needs, and I have previously held leadership roles including SENCo, Inclusion Leader and School Autism Outreach Leader.
In recent years, I have upskilled hundreds of adults including parents, teachers, SENCO’s and support assistants, with practical skills and knowledge, helping to maximise children’s potential.
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