The following topics are covered: Triad of Impairments, Problems with social interaction, Problems with social communication and language, Problems with social imagination, Sensory problems, Asperger’s Syndrome, Conditions related to autism.
The following topics are covered: Key principles of good practice in education, Recognising ASC’s in Schools.
The following topics are covered: Autism and behaviour, Behaviours, Defining challenging behaviour, Who displays challenging behaviour? What behaviours are challenging? Social model of disability, Causes of challenging behaviour, Communication and challenging behaviour, The relationship between pain and challenging behaviour, Challenging behaviour and quality of life.
The following topics are covered: Importance of learning style, Neuro-typical children and learning styles, Auditory learning style and autism, Which approach works best?
The following topics are covered: Using eyes for communication, Feeling other people’s emotions, Making and maintaining friends and relationships, Understanding other people think differently than us, Understanding facial expressions and body language, Play, One to one settings, Group settings, During class time.
The following topics are covered: Visual communication, Intensive interaction, Verbal communication, Awareness of own communication.
The following topics are covered: Bullying, Why are children with autism vulnerable to bullying? Positive relationships, The circle of friends approach.
The following topics are covered: The hidden curriculum, The planned curriculum, The National Curriculum, Supporting Literacy, Supporting Numeracy, Support during IT, Support throughout the school day.