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5 Steps to Inclusion for Autistic Students with Shaun Greville 16.9.24

This five-week webinar series on Monday 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th September & 7th October 2024 is suitable for primary & post primary teachers and SNAs. 

The webinar series will cover the following areas:

1) Characteristics of autism; Strengths and Challenges

2) Sensory processing: Pathway to Sensory Inclusion

3) Communication: Social Communication and Interaction

4) Stressful Behaviour

5) Safe Social Story Creation. 

Learning outcomes for the 5 week course:

1)    Characteristics of autism; Strengths and challenges: The participants will be introduced to the characteristic strengths and needs of autistic learners, the main psychological theories of autism and the different perspectives of intellectual rather than intuitive learners. This seminar will set the foundation blocks for further, deeper understanding to come.

2)    Sensory processing: Pathway to Sensory Inclusion: The participants will follow a 4 step process from Awareness to Understanding to application and Inclusion of Sensory needs of autistic children. It is hoped that the participants will gain a further understanding of the Sensory Differences involved with Neurodiversity.

3)    Communication: Social Communication and Interaction: The participants will take a deep look at the areas of Communication and interaction by looking at developmental levels, play skills and social interaction demands. There is a focus on the shared responsibility for social communication.

4)     Stressful behaviour: A deep look at behaviours that may occur due stress and distress. The participants will look at the low arousal approach to stressful behaviours, the communication underlying stressors and strategies for helping students achieve a sense of regulation.

5)    Safe Social Story Creation. The participants will be brought through the stages of writing Social Narratives for children that are Safe, Expliciat, Accurate and Meaningful(SEAM) focussing on information that informs children of what they are expected to do rather than not do.

Facilitator:   Shaun Greville has returned to school in the Esker Centre, Ballinamere after 5 years secondment to the SESS and latterly NCSE. He fulfilled the roles of Advisor and Assistant National Coordinator for the autism team with a focus on in school support for teachers and both in school and external CPD regarding autism. He is a co author of Autism Good Practice Guidance for Schools.


Course Properties

Course date 09-09-2024 5:00 pm
Course End Date 07-10-2024 6:00 pm
Cut off date 09-09-2024 4:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Shaun Greville
Number Hours 5
Location ZOOM online

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