Unit 5 - The Autism Spectrum: Strategies for Specialist Learning Support
The unit focuses on the need for three Ds: definition, diagnostics and the development of appropriate strategies for children and youths with autism. This specialist unit will support learning support staff in the understanding of the new SEN requirements while developing a range of strategies for the autism-friendly and safe environment. Co-occurring difficulties will be considered also. The unit will be supported by specialist teachers.
Learning Support staff will be better able to work with school/college co-professionals when:
- Defining autism as part of a family of spectrum needs applicable to a range of behaviours and learning challenges;
- Diagnosing learning environment needs and associated behavioural remedies in support of safety and autism-friendly approaches to both social and communication skills.
- Developing strategies to better support the learning needs of the child or youth with sensory or social needs and communication for informed decision making.
Thursday 6th October 2022 5:15pm - 7:15pm x 6 weeks