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Understanding Autism 3: Exploring Sensory Awareness

This 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.

Before attending this course you must have completed the Introduction to Autism online learning course as well as ’Autism - Intermediate 1’ and ’Autism - Intermediate 2’ courses, you will be asked to leave the session if you have not done so.
The aim of this course is to explore the impact that autistic spectrum disorders has on the individual and offers a method of assessing for sensory differences, including the design of an individual sensory profile. The course will then determine how the assessment results can be used to plan environments, teaching strategies and communication plans for each individual.
If you apply what you have learnt on this course you 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
  • Before attending this course you must have:

  • Completed theIntroduction to Autism online learning course
  • Attended 'Autism - Intermediate 1' course and
  • Attended 'Autism - Intermediate 2' course

  • Please note: You will be asked to leave the session if you have not completed these pre-requisites.
    Children and Young People / General Care / Learning Difficulties / Sensory Impairment
    Adult Services / Care Homes / Children Services / PVI Sector - Adults / PVI Sector - Children / Social Workers
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    Juliette Francis
    Learning and Development TH (
    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Tuesday 26 February 201909:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Tuesday 26 February 2019

    09:30 - 16:30

    Worthing - Centenary House

    Conference Room 4