Supporting Clients on the Autism Spectrum
10 February, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
2 day course (all dates must be attended)
Dates: 10th and 11th February 2020
This advanced practical course includes autism ‘experts by experience’, which covers
the basics of autism but also details a range of sensory engagement that can be used to support people. Learners will have access to a range of assessment tools, which have been developed over the past few years.
- State the Triad & Dyad of Impairments
- Describe how and why Autism impacts differently from person to person
- Describe the potential impact of autism on a person’s life
- Explain the relevance of Theory of Mind, Executive Functioning, Central Coherence and Inertia in Autism
- Identify strategies for engaging with service users with autism
- Identify potential causes of stress & describe methods of support during high arousal
- Detail a range of communication & practical tools / strategies that may be used to support
- State the Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Describe the diagnostic process and key roles and responsibilities within this
- Explain the 8 senses and how Sensory Differences can impact
- Describe how meeting sensory needs helps individuals to achieve sensory balance and self-regulate effectively
- Detail how sensory activities can be used as both pro-active and re-active strategies within a Positive Behaviour Support Plan.
- Describe the Sensory Assessment process and explain how the outcomes can be used to inform a Sensory portrait.
- Explain how a Sensory Diet can be used to achieve sensory balance
Requirements and Suitability
This course is suitable for different settings and can be pitched at Levels 2 – 4 as well as Leadership level. Learners who attend the training must be willing to engage in the material and to complete the impact assessment.