On this practical day, Clive will focus on ways in which you can best modify an individual’s learing environment to maximise their learning potiential using sensory approaches and techniques. He will explore an alternative sensory perspective to the traditional approach to challenging behaviour in those with autism. Does the root of challenging behaviour lie in a faulty sensory processing system? Clive will share how to create positive sensory activities and environments to develop self-regulation.
At the end of the day you will:
- identify links between past experiences, social/environmental factors and challenging behaviour
identify sensory regulation problems and reduce their impact upon behaviour
modify a classroom, day room or living space to support those with sensory issues
use sensory strategies to help individuals make ‘sense’ of their environment
create sensory activities that provide individuals with the personal skills to manage the causes of their challenging behaviour
use sensory approaches to reduce anxiety
create a focused and purposeful sensory room for individuals with challenging behaviour
This informative day uses a mixture of detailed presentations, illustrative video & practical demonstration. There will also be small group discussion to explore relevant issues. Questions from the delegates are positively encouraged!
Who will be presenting?
Clive Smith has extensive experience in working with children with challenging behaviour, those on the autistic spectrum and/or with profound multiple and learning disabilities. As a specialist advisory teacher within a Behaviour Support Team previously, he is skilled at advising/ supporting staff to meet the diverse needs of this group.
When and where?
Who should come to this?
This will be appropriate for colleagues from special schools, mainstream schools, EYFS services and adult provision who are working with those with PMLD/CLDD/Autism, and who wish to expand their understanding of and sensory approaches to challenging behaviour.
All pertinent presentations & documents from the day will be available on our website, for you to continue your learning journey long after the training has finished!
£225 plus VAT per place, including refreshments & lunch.
Times & housekeeping.
The day begins from 9am for coffee and registration, with the course starting at 9.30am. We will finish around 3.30pm. All refreshments & lunch will be provided.