A full-day course.
This course provides a deeper understanding of the world of autism, why people with autism behave in certain ways and how we need to adapt our own practice in-order to better support them. It explores research and scientific based interventions/strategies and how to implement them effectively.
- Myths and facts of autism
- Recognising triggers for behaviours that challenge and the importance of pre-empting them
- Working in partnership with others – sharing knowledge more widely across organisations
- The main theories relating to autism, including: Theory of mind, The Extreme Male Brain, Mindblindness and Weak Central Coherence
- Research and evidence based interventions, including: Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Intensive Interaction and Social Skills Training
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication including: Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Modelling and Visual Supports
- The impact of stress and anxiety on behaviour and how to reduce it
- Self reflection
- Exploring the added risks relating to safeguarding individuals with autism
- The Autism Act and how it relates to practice
- Our ‘Toolbox’ of strategies and interventions to take away
Delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance