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Understanding Autism: Exploring Sensory Awareness

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This one day online course using Zoom 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.

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 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
  • To be able to participate in this online course you must have the following:
  • Access to a computer
  • Access to the Internet
  • A web camera with microphone
  • 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 Admin (
    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Tuesday 8 December 202009:30 - 16:30Online LearningTBA
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Tuesday 8 December 2020

    09:30 - 16:30

    Online Learning


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