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Understanding Autism 3: Exploring Sensory Awareness

Event Code CH 19/235
Event Description 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.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMapInternal LA costPVI/Care Provider costPartnership costExternal cost
Session 1Tuesday
26 February 2019
09:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4£0£0£100
Subject areas Children and Young People / General Care / Learning Difficulties / Sensory Impairment
Target audience
Adult Services / Care Homes / Children Services / PVI Sector - Adults / PVI Sector - Children / Social Workers
target audience
Course Owner Learning and Development TH (learninganddevelopment@westsussex.gov.uk)
Juliette Francis
Training objectives 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.