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Autism, The Facts and How to Help

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Autism, the Facts and How to Help
This online webinar will explain what autism is and consider the impact of autism on a child’s daily life and development. This session is the foundation for understanding the differences in social communication, often heightened anxiety, and difficulties with sensory processing.

Expected Outcomes-
Parents and family members will have an increased understanding of:
•    How autistic children perceive the world.
•    How they think and learn.
•    The difficulties faced by some autistic children in learning, social interaction, and communication.
•    Strategies that may benefit when engaging with, supporting, and teaching autistic children.

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Deborah Hutchinson

Deborah Hutchinson

Deborah Hutchinson is a Specialist Teacher in Middletown Centre for Autism. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and a Master's degree in Research. Deborah gained experience teaching and supporting autistic children and young people in Primary, Post Primary and Learning Support Classes across Northern Ireland, prior to commencement of her current post.

Autism, Learning Styles and Visual Methodologies

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Autism, Learning Styles and Visual Methodologies
The premise of this online webinar is to increase parental awareness of how their child may perceive, think, and learn, while recognising the autistic child  as a predominantly visual learner and supporting the use of visual teaching strategies to assist them across settings.  

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Parents and family members will have an increased understanding of: 
•    The importance of visual teaching methods and how they complement the child's learning style.
•    How visual supports can improve the child’s learning and his or her experiences at home, at school and in the wider environment.
•    How visual supports can be introduced alongside other intervention strategies.
•    The visual strategies that could be used to support the child.

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Autism the Facts and How to Help (5-Part Parent Training Programme)

Autism and Social Communication

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Autism and Social Communication
Building on the knowledge gained in the first two sessions, this online webinar aims to increase parents’ understanding of how autism affects communication and will provide strategies that can help.

Expected Outcomes-
Parents and family members will have an increased understanding of: 
•    The core feature of social communication and how it can be impacted in autism.  
•    Communication and attention development in autism. 
•    Practical strategies to support joint attention and communication at home and school

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Tracey McGovern

Tracey McGovern

Tracey McGovern is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at Middletown Centre for Autism. She is skilled in the delivery of early intervention programmes and has a keen interest in multi-agency working from the diagnostic process through to intervention in school and home settings. Tracey has considerable experience in training parents and health professionals in the key issues associated with autism. She has also worked widely with education professionals in multi-agency teams as an integral member of an innovative diagnostic and intervention service.

Autism and the Promotion of Positive Behaviour

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Autism and the Promotion of Positive Behaviour 
This training session builds on the information previously learned and provides further information on how to manage behaviours of concern by applying parents’ knowledge of autism and learning.

Expected Outcomes-
Parents and family members will have an increased understanding of:
•    The underlying reasons for the display of behaviours of concern.
•    How to apply pro-active strategies to reduce the likelihood of the occurrence of behaviours of concern.
•    The stages leading to behaviours of concern and how to manage these stages proactively.
•    How to apply autism specific strategies to better support the child.

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Tara Vernon

Tara Vernon

Tara Vernon is an Autism Trainer/Advisor with Middletown Centre for Autism. Prior to this Tara has worked across home, school and external agency settings to provide autism specific specialist teaching, training, and behavioural support in these environments. Tara has also worked as a Class Teacher for nine years in an Applied Behaviour Analysis school for children with autism and complex needs. Tara holds a degree in Psychology and is a CABAS board certified Teacher in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She is a member of both the Psychological Society of Ireland and the Teaching Council of Ireland and is a certified Sleep Counsellor.

Autism and Sensory Processing

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Autism and Sensory Processing
This training will promote parents’ and family members understanding of how autistic children process sensory input whilst providing practical examples and information on how to help. 
  Expected Outcomes-
Parents and family members will have an increased understanding of:
•    How autistic children process sensory input.
•    Characteristics of over and under-responsiveness to sensory input.
•    Strategies and ideas that may help children with sensory processing difficulties.

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Aideen Ruttledge

Aideen Ruttledge

Aideen Ruttledge is a Specialist Occupational Therapist for children and young people with autism.  Aideen has worked in a variety of education and health services in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This has involved working with children and young people in mainstream schools, special schools, respite and home settings.  She has been involved in the diagnostic process for children with autism and has training in a variety of specific therapeutic approaches including therapeutic listening, attachment theory and handwriting approaches. Aideen has a Master of Science Degree in Sensory Integration from Ulster University. She has carried out research in the area of Sensory Integration, which was recently published in the Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy. Aideen is a Clinical Mentor for the Sensory Integration Network.