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Supporting learners with autism in non-education settings

When

08/05/2019 09:30

Where

Edinburgh

Type

Training

Category

About this event

Often we make assumptions about what children will ‘pick up’ and what needs ‘taught’, sometimes making it particularly difficult for children with autism to participate in activities.

The autism spectrum is wide and varied, and this course will offer an understanding of the different ways a learner with autism needs support. It will also look at different learning styles – visual, auditory and kinesthetic – as well as the ways differences in sensory processing can impact on what is understood. 

Key learning:

  • Understanding the characteristics of children on the autism spectrum
  • Understanding the sensory processing experiences of those with ASD
  • Understanding a variety of learning styles
  • Analysing non-educational settings to examine ways in which children with autism might be supported to learn.

Facilitator bio

Lindsay Graham has over 15 years experience of working in learning disability. She has worked to support those with additional needs in independent living and in employment. However, for the last 10 years she has been working in education provision for young adults with complex needs, creating learning plans and resources, as well as training staff in teaching and learning strategies. She has worked both in Scotland and internationally, in India, where she worked with families to develop learning plans, and with local NGOs and schools in training staff and raising awareness of learning disability. Lindsay is currently Education Consultant with Your Learning Ability – www.yourlearningability.org.

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