The Code of Practice 2015 states there is an obligation for teachers to have at least an awareness and basic understanding of the different Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. With about 1.1% of children in St Helens with a diagnosis of ASD it is likely that every teacher will teach a child with significant social communication difficulties or autism.
This course covers the facts and figures of autism, what it is and how it impacts on children and young people. The advice and strategies focus on knowing the pupil's interests and motivation, how the environment makes a difference to the pupil's well being and behavior, the importance of relationships as well as a focus on curriculum and learning.
‘Presented with inspirational passion. Well done and interesting examples used’ - TA
Further develop your understanding of autism Learn about a range of visual and organisational strategies Consider how you can change the way you communicate with and manage pupils with autism
Teachers, learning support staff, pastoral staff, mid-day assistants, volunteers, governors