A one day introduction to autism by Gina Davies which covers the practicalities of an intervention that is motivating for both adults and children. Demonstration of techniques, practical hands-on experience and coaching with activities, problem solving, adaptations for those working with 1:1 and using the programme with mixed SEN groups.
Outcomes include: An understanding of how to engage children with autism
How to teach children with autism to focus, sustain and shift their attention
An understanding of how to teach, encourage and support communication
An understanding of how to foster group learning skills.
Gina Davies is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist who turned her passion into practical and joyfor intervention strategies for parents and professionals dealing with autism. She has set up and run programmes in specialist and mainstream schools, as well as being an accomplished conference speaker and acclaimed practitioner in autism.
This introductory one day training offers the practicalities of an intervention that is motivating for both adults and children.
●The methodology and practice that underpins the intervention
●Demonstration of the techniques in action
●Using film footage, examples of each stage of the programme in action with children
●Ideas for activities
●Practical hands-on-experience and coaching with activities
●Strategies for individualising the intervention
●Differentiating targets within a group setting to meet individual needs
●Adaptations for those working 1:1 with children
●Using the programme with mixed SEN groups
●An understanding of how to engage children with autism
●How to teach children with autism to focus, sustain and shift their attention
●An understanding of how to teach, encourage and support communication
●An understanding of how to foster group learning skills
closely within the educational framework.
●An understanding of how to embed early social interaction skills into group work
●How to setup and run the intervention with groups of children
●How to nurture the supporting team working with you
●How to modify and adapt levels of stimulation/distraction in a group setting
●How to use shared good times with the group and staff team working together in highly engaging activities to build relationships and trust
●A framework that encourages breadth and depth in learning for those who find linear profession challenging
●To provide activities with a high density of learning opportunities
Gina Davies is a Specialist Speech and Lauguage Therapist: DipRCSLT,HPCreg;RSAspecificlearningdifficulties;AdvancedCertificateinEducation:Pupilswithautism.