Autism awareness (ASD) in the Early Years

This course explores Autism Spectrum Disorders and Sensory difficulties in the Early Years and offers support strategies for Parents, Carers, Early Years Practitioners and Foundation stage teachers.

Course Content: 

  • The course looks at what an ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder’ is, how it is identified and difficulties children may experience because of it.
  • It also covers sensory difficulties and ways to provide and inclusive environment for children with these needs.
  • It gives practical support strategies to help children access the environment more fully and supports practitioners and teachers understanding of ways to limit stress for the children.
  • It discusses behaviour we may find challenging and ways to support children overcome difficulties in a more positive way.

Course Outcomes: 

  • To raise an awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders and how they can affect children
  • To discuss ways on how to create an inclusive setting or classroom
  • To provide a range of practical support strategies for children with ASD
  • To understand ways to support positive behaviour for children with ASD

Course admin:

  • Maximum number of attendees is 30.
  • This is a One day course.
  • As the session provides a sensory element, please be aware flash lighting is used and therefore the tutor needs to advised if anyone has epilepsy
  • The course is suitable for most venues but will need an area where light can be dimmed or blocked out.

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