Training & Workshops

Upcoming Workshops Nov 2021 to February 2022

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Behaviour Support

Online Workshop

6 Nov 2021

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Narration and Social Stories

Online Workshop

4 December 2021

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Emotional Regulation

Online Workshop

5 February 2022

Workshop Content

Autism:  Understanding the Basics to Improve Support and Progress

  • What does Autism mean?

  • What causes Autism?

  • Why is it a spectrum?

  • What difficulties do Autistic people have?

  • What is my role, as the Neurotypical adult supporting an Autistic child?

  • What skills and tools will benefit me in my role?

  • How do I identify a child's needs?

  • How many areas can I focus on at any one time?

  • How do I prioritise?

  • Which tools and strategies can I use for short term and long term impact.

  • Certificate of attendance

Using Visuals to Support the Autistic Child in the Classroom / Home

  • How does the Autistic brain work?

  • What are the ASD difficulties?

  • Why are visuals a powerful tool to support Autistic children?

  • Will visuals have a negative impact on progress?

  • How can I use visuals in different activities, tasks and circumstances to enhance the child's ability to engage with the world around them?

  • Which visuals are good practice to have in place?

  • Which resources and tools can I use for consistency?

  • Are there visuals which can be used straight away for any child.

  • Practical opportunity to tweak visuals to suit a specific child / circumstance and get feedback.

  • Certificate of attendance

Supporting and Developing Emotional Regulation

  • How does the brain develop in early childhood?

  • What has to be in place for a child's healthy brain development?

  • Why is emotional regulation so important?

  • Why is there a difference between emotional age and chronological age?

  • What happens if a child is not able to make sense of their world?

  • What does a child with emotional difficulties need most from an adult?

  • Which strategies can I use to support a child in crisis?

  • Which strategies can I teach a child to develop emotional regulation?

  • Certificate of attendance

The Effective Use of Social Stories to Support Autistic Children.
 

  • What are the difficulties associated with ASD?

  • What is narration and why is it so important for a child's development?

  • What is a social story and why is it so impactful?

  • What are the basic components of a social story?

  • How do I adapt the concept to suit different needs / circumstances / children, including the use of PECS / text / choice / reflection, etc.

  • Practical opportunity:  Use this knowledge to write a social story for a particular child / situation and receive feedback.

  • Certificate of attendance

Positive Behaviour Support
 

  • What does challenging behaviour mean? 

  • Why does the behaviour challenge me? 

  • What needs lie beneath the challenging behaviour? 

  • Will it work if we try to control, manage, change the behaviours we see? 

  • What proactive strategies can we implement to support the Autistic child?

  • What de-escalation strategies / tools can I use?

  • Why is consistency and teamwork important for progress?

  • Why is correct recording, reporting and risk-assessment important to reduce challenging behaviour?

  • Certificate of attendance

Details of each course:

 

Autism Basics - an Introduction: 1hr

  • What does Autism mean?

  • What causes Autism?

  • Why is it a spectrum?

  • What difficulties do Autistic people have?

  • What does an Autistic child need most?

  • What is my role, as the Neuro-typical adult supporting an Autistic child?

  • Certificate of attendance

OR 

Autism: Understanding the basics will enhance support and progress - half-day

  • What does Autism mean?

  • What causes Autism?

  • Why is it a spectrum?

  • What difficulties do Autistic people have?

  • What is my role, as the Neurotypical adult supporting an Autistic child?

  • What skills and tools will benefit me in my role?

  • How do I identify a child's needs?

  • How many areas can I focus on at any one time?

  • How do I prioritise?

  • Which tools and strategies can I use for short term and long term impact.

  • Certificate of attendance

 

 

Autism: An Introduction to Supporting the Autistic Child in the Classroom / Home - 1hr

  • What are the ASD difficulties? (energy expenditure)

  • Why will visuals have an impact on these difficulties?

  • Will visuals have a negative impact on progress?

  • When and where can visuals be helpful?

  • A few basic visuals I can use straight away.

  • Certificate of attendance

OR

Autism: Supporting the Autistic Child in the Classroom / Home - half-day

  • How does the Autistic brain work?

  • What are the ASD difficulties?

  • Why are visuals a powerful tool to support Autistic children?

  • Will visuals have a negative impact on progress?

  • How can I use visuals in different activities, tasks and circumstances to enhance the child's ability to engage with the world around them?

  • Which visuals are good practice to have in place?

  • Which resources and tools can I use for consistency?

  • Are there visuals which can be used straight away for any child.

  • Practical opportunity to tweak visuals to suit a specific child / circumstance and get feedback.

  • Certificate of attendance

 

Autism:  An introduction to Emotional Regulation - 1hr

  • How does the brain develop in early childhood?

  • Why is emotional regulation so important?

  • Why is there a difference between emotional age and chronological age?

  • What happens if a child is not able to make sense of their world?

  • What does a child with emotional difficulties need most from an adult?

  • What tools and strategies are there to further explore?

  • Certificate of attendance

OR

Autism: The importance of Emotional Regulation - half-day

  • How does the brain develop in early childhood?

  • What has to be in place for a child's healthy brain development?

  • Why is emotional regulation so important?

  • Why is there a difference between emotional age and chronological age?

  • What happens if a child is not able to make sense of their world?

  • What does a child with emotional difficulties need most from an adult?

  • Which strategies can I use to support a child in crisis?

  • Which strategies can I teach a child to develop emotional regulation?

  • Certificate of attendance

 

 

Autism: An introduction to the Effective Use of Social Stories - 1hr

  • What difficulties are associated with ASD?

  • What is narration and why is it important for a child's development?

  • What is a social story?

  • Why are social stories so beneficial?

  • How do I write a basic social story?

  • Certificate of attendance

OR

Autism:  The Effective Use of Social Stories to support Autistic children - half-day

  • What are the difficulties associated with ASD?

  • What is narration and why is it so important for a child's development?

  • What is a social story and why is it so impactful?

  • What are the basic components of a social story?

  • How do I adapt the concept to suit different needs / circumstances / children, including the use of PECS / text / choice / reflection, etc.

  • Practical opportunity:  Use this knowledge to write a social story for a particular child / situation and receive feedback.

  • Certificate of attendance

 

Autism:  Reframing Behaviour - 1hr
 

  • Why do we need to look at Autistic behaviours differently?

  • Can we control / change / manage behaviours?

  • How do we find out what the Autistic child really needs?

  • How can we support the Autistic child to express those needs?

  • How do we help the Autistic child to connect better with themselves and others?

  • Certificate of attendance

 

OR

Autism: Positive Behaviour Support - 3hr

  • What does challenging behaviour mean? 

  • Why does the behaviour challenge me? 

  • What needs lie beneath the challenging behaviour? 

  • Will it work if we try to control, manage, change the behaviours we see? 

  • What proactive strategies can we implement to support the Autistic child?

  • What de-escalation strategies / tools can I use?

  • Why is consistency and teamwork important for progress?

  • Why is correct recording, reporting and risk-assessment important to reduce challenging behaviour?

  • Certificate of attendance

 
 
 
 
 
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