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Understanding Autism: Exploring Sensory Awareness

Course
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 individuals who may have sensory processing difficulties.

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.
The aim of this course is to explore the impact of sensory processing difficulties on people with autism spectrum disorders and offers a method of assessing for sensory differences, including the design of an individual sensory profile.
If you apply what you have learnt on this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the presentation of hypo and hyper sensitivity
  • Explore methods of assessment
  • Recognise ways of integrating the assessment results into everyday life and school
  • Distinguish what to avoid in order to prevent a meltdown
  • Acquire techniques for desensitising and building up sensory tolerance
  • Children and Young People / General Care / Learning Difficulties / Sensory Impairment
    Adult Services / Care Homes / Children Services / PVI Sector - Adults / PVI Sector - Children / Social Workers
    target audience
    Juliette Francis
    tutors
    Learning and Development Admin (learninganddevelopment@westsussex.gov.uk)
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    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Wednesday 20 November 201909:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Wednesday 20 November 2019

    09:30 - 16:30

    Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

    Room 2 - Bodiam