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This is a one day course is for anyone who works with children or adults who exhibit autistic behaviours. Many children and adults with autistic spectrum disorders experience diminished or heightened sensitivity to sensory stimuli. This course explores the main sensory processes and the impact on the individual if they are functioning usually. This knowledge can then be applied in designing an assessment which can produce an individual Sensory Profile for each child or adult and how to integrate the results of this assessment into the person’s everyday life to improve communication, socialisation and participation, hopefully making life less stressful and more enjoyable. It will also demonstrate how the assessment results can be used to plan environments, teaching strategies and communication plans for each individual.

Who is Autism: Exploring Sensory Awareness aimed at?

Anyone who works with children or adults who exhibit autistic behaviours.

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify hypo and hyper sensitivity
  • Explore methods of assessment
  • Recognise ways of integrating the assessment results into everyday life and school 
  • Distinguish what to avoid
  • Acquire techniques for desensitising and building up sensory tolerance

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