Autism Behaviour Learning

With Chris Barson & Richard Hirstwood

15 March 2019 – London
22 March 2019 – Nottingham

Understanding difficult behaviours starts with understanding the pupil with autism. Constant anxiety about sensory stimuli; how a pupil is uniquely affected by their autism; specific environmental influences on a pupil’s sensory system; identifying a pupil’s barriers to learning; are all key to more successful support and learning.

This practical day will explore the best strategies for supporting pupils with autism to feel safe & ready to learn.

At the end of the day you will:

  • have tools you can use to help you understand challenging behaviours in autism
  • discover how specific sensory differences in autism affect learning
  • audit the learning environment to identify links between environmental factors, difficult behaviour and successful learning
  • understand how to use positive and protective strategies to personalise a pupil’s learning experience in the classroom
  • be able to create a low arousal environment in which pupils with autism feel safe
  • be able to react to critical incidents in a positive confident way
  • understand how to use sensory approaches to modify a pupil’s learning environment to maximise their learning potential
  • understand how to reduce anxiety using a variety of strategies
  • help pupils make ‘sense’ of their environment with sensory signposting
Who will be presenting?

Chris Barson, founder of Positive about Autism, but previously the external training manager for the NAS, is a highly experienced presenter in the field of autism.

Richard Hirstwood is a dynamic, motivational and accomplished international presenter in the field of multi-sensory learning.

Cost: £245 plus VAT per place, including refreshments & lunch and post course online materials

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 & a lovely lunch will be provided. Please let us know on your application form if you have any specific dietary requirements.  Please note, we always cater for vegetarians.

Course notes: The learning continues after the course has ended with an online copy of all pertinent presentations, video & documents from the day on our website, for you to share with your colleagues and continue your learning journey long after the training has finished!

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When and where?

15 March 2019 – London

22 March 2019 – Nottingham

All venues are in city centre locations and these details will be posted on-line and emailed to participants.

Who should attend? 

This will be appropriate for colleagues from special schools, mainstream schools with SEND provision, EYFS services and adult provision who are working with those with autism, and who wish to expand their understanding of and sensory approaches to difficult behaviour which impacts on learning.