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In this series of six workshops, we will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism Programme, discuss the ideas behind it and use real-life examples to show exactly how and why it works.
You will learn how to connect, get focused attention, keep it, share it, and use it to develop communication, interaction, and group learning skills.

In this course, we will address the following, 
•    Understanding the ideas that drive the Attention Autism programme
•    Getting the child’s attention, keeping it, sharing it, and using it
•    Building understanding and confidence in getting the message
•    Developing communication and spontaneous expression
•    Individualising sessions for each child
•    Creating activities that are worth communicating about and inspire learning.
•    Creating sessions that everyone enjoys and remembers.

How the programme will work,
The training has 2 main elements.
•    6 live 75 minutes workshops
•    feedback and coaching on 2 films of the programme sent by attendees — these films do not have to include children.
Completion of all elements of the course is necessary before a certificate is awarded.

The training is spread over 6 live, 75 minutes sessions with Gina Davies, so you can get the programme into action between workshops. 
We will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism programme, illustrated with supporting videos and live activity demonstrations.
We ask you to send us videos as you try the Stages of the programme so we can coach you individually and give feedback. The films sent during the course do not have to include children, if they do parental permission is necessary. In this way we are looking to support you as individuals as you get ready to apply the programme with the children.

The Course Structure
The course will consist of 6 sessions, spread over 3 weeks.
Session 1
•    An introduction to the ideas that drive Attention Autism.
•    Understanding how attention develops
•    Involving the team
•    Getting practical and ready to set up a session.
Session 2
•    Starting the Attention Autism Programme
•    Introducing Stage 1, The Bucket
•    Modelling talking to increase the chance of spontaneous communication.
•    Ideas and resources
•    Sorting the practicalities and differentiation to meet the needs of each child.
Session 3
•    Working out when you are ready for the next stage in the programme.
•    Introducing Stage 2
•    Getting our communication on track
•    Using words to label things, make comments and develop understanding.
•    Building vocabulary
•    Ideas and resources
•    Tackling any problems and sharing successes!
Session 4
•    Holding the boundaries cheerfully
•    Using voice and sounds to create successful communication for both verbal and non-verbal children.
•    More about communication and how to encourage understanding and spontaneous expression.
•    The role of fun and fascination in inspiring a love of learning.
•    Ideas for games and activities.
Session 5
•    Getting the practice in and enjoying sessions
•    Using fun and laughter to help with frustrations and confusions.
•    Starting Stage 3
•    Understanding how shifting attention can lead to successful turn taking.
•    Ideas and resources
Session 6
•    More Stage 3
•    Creating games
•    Stage 4 and running an Attention Autism session with all 4 stages.
•    Understanding how to use the strategies learnt so far across the day.
•    Working through the things that might go wrong and staying on track.
•    Keeping going!

Attendance at all sessions is compulsory for successful completion of the course.

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6-Week Attention Autism Workshop Session 1

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Date

Start Time

End Time

Online Training Webinar,

Booking closes

In this series of six workshops, we will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism Programme, discuss the ideas behind it and use real-life examples to show exactly how and why it works.
You will learn how to connect, get focused attention, keep it, share it, and use it to develop communication, interaction, and group learning skills.

In this course, we will address the following, 
•    Understanding the ideas that drive the Attention Autism programme
•    Getting the child’s attention, keeping it, sharing it, and using it
•    Building understanding and confidence in getting the message
•    Developing communication and spontaneous expression
•    Individualising sessions for each child
•    Creating activities that are worth communicating about and inspire learning.
•    Creating sessions that everyone enjoys and remembers.

How the programme will work,
The training has 2 main elements.
•    6 live 75 minutes workshops
•    feedback and coaching on 2 films of the programme sent by attendees — these films do not have to include children.
Completion of all elements of the course is necessary before a certificate is awarded.

The training is spread over 6 live, 75 minutes sessions with Gina Davies, so you can get the programme into action between workshops. 
We will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism programme, illustrated with supporting videos and live activity demonstrations.
We ask you to send us videos as you try the Stages of the programme so we can coach you individually and give feedback. The films sent during the course do not have to include children, if they do parental permission is necessary. In this way we are looking to support you as individuals as you get ready to apply the programme with the children.

The Course Structure
The course will consist of 6 sessions, spread over 3 weeks.
Session 1
•    An introduction to the ideas that drive Attention Autism.
•    Understanding how attention develops
•    Involving the team
•    Getting practical and ready to set up a session.
Session 2
•    Starting the Attention Autism Programme
•    Introducing Stage 1, The Bucket
•    Modelling talking to increase the chance of spontaneous communication.
•    Ideas and resources
•    Sorting the practicalities and differentiation to meet the needs of each child.
Session 3
•    Working out when you are ready for the next stage in the programme.
•    Introducing Stage 2
•    Getting our communication on track
•    Using words to label things, make comments and develop understanding.
•    Building vocabulary
•    Ideas and resources
•    Tackling any problems and sharing successes!
Session 4
•    Holding the boundaries cheerfully
•    Using voice and sounds to create successful communication for both verbal and non-verbal children.
•    More about communication and how to encourage understanding and spontaneous expression.
•    The role of fun and fascination in inspiring a love of learning.
•    Ideas for games and activities.
Session 5
•    Getting the practice in and enjoying sessions
•    Using fun and laughter to help with frustrations and confusions.
•    Starting Stage 3
•    Understanding how shifting attention can lead to successful turn taking.
•    Ideas and resources
Session 6
•    More Stage 3
•    Creating games
•    Stage 4 and running an Attention Autism session with all 4 stages.
•    Understanding how to use the strategies learnt so far across the day.
•    Working through the things that might go wrong and staying on track.
•    Keeping going!

Attendance at all sessions is compulsory for successful completion of the course.

Notes

Location

Online Training Webinar

Get Directions
Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott has a background in teaching children with special educational needs and has specific interest in working with children and young people with autism. She also led the diagnostic and intervention service in the Southern Trust. Due to her experience in both Education and Health settings , she was appointed as a member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline Development Group for Autism Screening and Diagnosis. Currently she works for Middletown Centre for Autism, as Head of the Learning Support and Assessment Service. Prior to this, Lorraine was a Psychoeducational Therapist employed by the University of North Carolina, in the TEACCH Autism Programme. Lorraine is currently Lead Teacher in TEACCH trainings in Ireland and is an Advanced Practitioner in the Attention Autism Programme. She has a MEd in Special Education (Autism, Children) from the University of Birmingham.
Marianna Limnaiou

Marianna Limnaiou

Marianna is an Attention Autism Advanced Practitioner who has run many workshops and collaborated with parents, teaching staff, speech and language therapists and outside agencies to develop fun, creative and practical learning strategies to support pupils. Marianna uses Attention Autism to • create stories, • provide visual and sensory experiences, • promote co-operation • teach the social and functional skills that autistic children and adolescents need to develop their independence. Marianna has been working as an autism consultant and as an autism educator for many years, most recently as a Communication Lead Teacher in Sheffield and Autism Lead Teacher in schools in London. She has an Honours degree in Psychology and Pedagogics and an MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

6-Week Attention Autism Workshop Session 2

Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

Online Training Webinar,

Booking closes

In this series of six workshops, we will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism Programme, discuss the ideas behind it and use real-life examples to show exactly how and why it works.
You will learn how to connect, get focused attention, keep it, share it, and use it to develop communication, interaction, and group learning skills.

In this course, we will address the following, 
•    Understanding the ideas that drive the Attention Autism programme
•    Getting the child’s attention, keeping it, sharing it, and using it
•    Building understanding and confidence in getting the message
•    Developing communication and spontaneous expression
•    Individualising sessions for each child
•    Creating activities that are worth communicating about and inspire learning.
•    Creating sessions that everyone enjoys and remembers.

How the programme will work,
The training has 2 main elements.
•    6 live 75 minutes workshops
•    feedback and coaching on 2 films of the programme sent by attendees — these films do not have to include children.
Completion of all elements of the course is necessary before a certificate is awarded.

The training is spread over 6 live, 75 minutes sessions with Gina Davies, so you can get the programme into action between workshops. 
We will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism programme, illustrated with supporting videos and live activity demonstrations.
We ask you to send us videos as you try the Stages of the programme so we can coach you individually and give feedback. The films sent during the course do not have to include children, if they do parental permission is necessary. In this way we are looking to support you as individuals as you get ready to apply the programme with the children.

The Course Structure
The course will consist of 6 sessions, spread over 3 weeks.
Session 1
•    An introduction to the ideas that drive Attention Autism.
•    Understanding how attention develops
•    Involving the team
•    Getting practical and ready to set up a session.
Session 2
•    Starting the Attention Autism Programme
•    Introducing Stage 1, The Bucket
•    Modelling talking to increase the chance of spontaneous communication.
•    Ideas and resources
•    Sorting the practicalities and differentiation to meet the needs of each child.
Session 3
•    Working out when you are ready for the next stage in the programme.
•    Introducing Stage 2
•    Getting our communication on track
•    Using words to label things, make comments and develop understanding.
•    Building vocabulary
•    Ideas and resources
•    Tackling any problems and sharing successes!
Session 4
•    Holding the boundaries cheerfully
•    Using voice and sounds to create successful communication for both verbal and non-verbal children.
•    More about communication and how to encourage understanding and spontaneous expression.
•    The role of fun and fascination in inspiring a love of learning.
•    Ideas for games and activities.
Session 5
•    Getting the practice in and enjoying sessions
•    Using fun and laughter to help with frustrations and confusions.
•    Starting Stage 3
•    Understanding how shifting attention can lead to successful turn taking.
•    Ideas and resources
Session 6
•    More Stage 3
•    Creating games
•    Stage 4 and running an Attention Autism session with all 4 stages.
•    Understanding how to use the strategies learnt so far across the day.
•    Working through the things that might go wrong and staying on track.
•    Keeping going!

Attendance at all sessions is compulsory for successful completion of the course.

Notes

Location

Online Training Webinar

Get Directions
Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott has a background in teaching children with special educational needs and has specific interest in working with children and young people with autism. She also led the diagnostic and intervention service in the Southern Trust. Due to her experience in both Education and Health settings , she was appointed as a member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline Development Group for Autism Screening and Diagnosis. Currently she works for Middletown Centre for Autism, as Head of the Learning Support and Assessment Service. Prior to this, Lorraine was a Psychoeducational Therapist employed by the University of North Carolina, in the TEACCH Autism Programme. Lorraine is currently Lead Teacher in TEACCH trainings in Ireland and is an Advanced Practitioner in the Attention Autism Programme. She has a MEd in Special Education (Autism, Children) from the University of Birmingham.
Marianna Limnaiou

Marianna Limnaiou

Marianna is an Attention Autism Advanced Practitioner who has run many workshops and collaborated with parents, teaching staff, speech and language therapists and outside agencies to develop fun, creative and practical learning strategies to support pupils. Marianna uses Attention Autism to • create stories, • provide visual and sensory experiences, • promote co-operation • teach the social and functional skills that autistic children and adolescents need to develop their independence. Marianna has been working as an autism consultant and as an autism educator for many years, most recently as a Communication Lead Teacher in Sheffield and Autism Lead Teacher in schools in London. She has an Honours degree in Psychology and Pedagogics and an MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

6-Week Attention Autism Workshop Session 3

Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

Online Training Webinar,

Booking closes

In this series of six workshops, we will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism Programme, discuss the ideas behind it and use real-life examples to show exactly how and why it works.
You will learn how to connect, get focused attention, keep it, share it, and use it to develop communication, interaction, and group learning skills.

In this course, we will address the following, 
•    Understanding the ideas that drive the Attention Autism programme
•    Getting the child’s attention, keeping it, sharing it, and using it
•    Building understanding and confidence in getting the message
•    Developing communication and spontaneous expression
•    Individualising sessions for each child
•    Creating activities that are worth communicating about and inspire learning.
•    Creating sessions that everyone enjoys and remembers.

How the programme will work,
The training has 2 main elements.
•    6 live 75 minutes workshops
•    feedback and coaching on 2 films of the programme sent by attendees — these films do not have to include children.
Completion of all elements of the course is necessary before a certificate is awarded.

The training is spread over 6 live, 75 minutes sessions with Gina Davies, so you can get the programme into action between workshops. 
We will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism programme, illustrated with supporting videos and live activity demonstrations.
We ask you to send us videos as you try the Stages of the programme so we can coach you individually and give feedback. The films sent during the course do not have to include children, if they do parental permission is necessary. In this way we are looking to support you as individuals as you get ready to apply the programme with the children.

The Course Structure
The course will consist of 6 sessions, spread over 3 weeks.
Session 1
•    An introduction to the ideas that drive Attention Autism.
•    Understanding how attention develops
•    Involving the team
•    Getting practical and ready to set up a session.
Session 2
•    Starting the Attention Autism Programme
•    Introducing Stage 1, The Bucket
•    Modelling talking to increase the chance of spontaneous communication.
•    Ideas and resources
•    Sorting the practicalities and differentiation to meet the needs of each child.
Session 3
•    Working out when you are ready for the next stage in the programme.
•    Introducing Stage 2
•    Getting our communication on track
•    Using words to label things, make comments and develop understanding.
•    Building vocabulary
•    Ideas and resources
•    Tackling any problems and sharing successes!
Session 4
•    Holding the boundaries cheerfully
•    Using voice and sounds to create successful communication for both verbal and non-verbal children.
•    More about communication and how to encourage understanding and spontaneous expression.
•    The role of fun and fascination in inspiring a love of learning.
•    Ideas for games and activities.
Session 5
•    Getting the practice in and enjoying sessions
•    Using fun and laughter to help with frustrations and confusions.
•    Starting Stage 3
•    Understanding how shifting attention can lead to successful turn taking.
•    Ideas and resources
Session 6
•    More Stage 3
•    Creating games
•    Stage 4 and running an Attention Autism session with all 4 stages.
•    Understanding how to use the strategies learnt so far across the day.
•    Working through the things that might go wrong and staying on track.
•    Keeping going!

Attendance at all sessions is compulsory for successful completion of the course.

Notes

Location

Online Training Webinar

Get Directions
Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott has a background in teaching children with special educational needs and has specific interest in working with children and young people with autism. She also led the diagnostic and intervention service in the Southern Trust. Due to her experience in both Education and Health settings , she was appointed as a member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline Development Group for Autism Screening and Diagnosis. Currently she works for Middletown Centre for Autism, as Head of the Learning Support and Assessment Service. Prior to this, Lorraine was a Psychoeducational Therapist employed by the University of North Carolina, in the TEACCH Autism Programme. Lorraine is currently Lead Teacher in TEACCH trainings in Ireland and is an Advanced Practitioner in the Attention Autism Programme. She has a MEd in Special Education (Autism, Children) from the University of Birmingham.
Marianna Limnaiou

Marianna Limnaiou

Marianna is an Attention Autism Advanced Practitioner who has run many workshops and collaborated with parents, teaching staff, speech and language therapists and outside agencies to develop fun, creative and practical learning strategies to support pupils. Marianna uses Attention Autism to • create stories, • provide visual and sensory experiences, • promote co-operation • teach the social and functional skills that autistic children and adolescents need to develop their independence. Marianna has been working as an autism consultant and as an autism educator for many years, most recently as a Communication Lead Teacher in Sheffield and Autism Lead Teacher in schools in London. She has an Honours degree in Psychology and Pedagogics and an MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

6-Week Attention Autism Workshop Session 4

Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

Online Training Webinar,

Booking closes

In this series of six workshops, we will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism Programme, discuss the ideas behind it and use real-life examples to show exactly how and why it works.
You will learn how to connect, get focused attention, keep it, share it, and use it to develop communication, interaction, and group learning skills.

In this course, we will address the following, 
•    Understanding the ideas that drive the Attention Autism programme
•    Getting the child’s attention, keeping it, sharing it, and using it
•    Building understanding and confidence in getting the message
•    Developing communication and spontaneous expression
•    Individualising sessions for each child
•    Creating activities that are worth communicating about and inspire learning.
•    Creating sessions that everyone enjoys and remembers.

How the programme will work,
The training has 2 main elements.
•    6 live 75 minutes workshops
•    feedback and coaching on 2 films of the programme sent by attendees — these films do not have to include children.
Completion of all elements of the course is necessary before a certificate is awarded.

The training is spread over 6 live, 75 minutes sessions with Gina Davies, so you can get the programme into action between workshops. 
We will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism programme, illustrated with supporting videos and live activity demonstrations.
We ask you to send us videos as you try the Stages of the programme so we can coach you individually and give feedback. The films sent during the course do not have to include children, if they do parental permission is necessary. In this way we are looking to support you as individuals as you get ready to apply the programme with the children.

The Course Structure
The course will consist of 6 sessions, spread over 3 weeks.
Session 1
•    An introduction to the ideas that drive Attention Autism.
•    Understanding how attention develops
•    Involving the team
•    Getting practical and ready to set up a session.
Session 2
•    Starting the Attention Autism Programme
•    Introducing Stage 1, The Bucket
•    Modelling talking to increase the chance of spontaneous communication.
•    Ideas and resources
•    Sorting the practicalities and differentiation to meet the needs of each child.
Session 3
•    Working out when you are ready for the next stage in the programme.
•    Introducing Stage 2
•    Getting our communication on track
•    Using words to label things, make comments and develop understanding.
•    Building vocabulary
•    Ideas and resources
•    Tackling any problems and sharing successes!
Session 4
•    Holding the boundaries cheerfully
•    Using voice and sounds to create successful communication for both verbal and non-verbal children.
•    More about communication and how to encourage understanding and spontaneous expression.
•    The role of fun and fascination in inspiring a love of learning.
•    Ideas for games and activities.
Session 5
•    Getting the practice in and enjoying sessions
•    Using fun and laughter to help with frustrations and confusions.
•    Starting Stage 3
•    Understanding how shifting attention can lead to successful turn taking.
•    Ideas and resources
Session 6
•    More Stage 3
•    Creating games
•    Stage 4 and running an Attention Autism session with all 4 stages.
•    Understanding how to use the strategies learnt so far across the day.
•    Working through the things that might go wrong and staying on track.
•    Keeping going!

Attendance at all sessions is compulsory for successful completion of the course.

Notes

Location

Online Training Webinar

Get Directions
Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott has a background in teaching children with special educational needs and has specific interest in working with children and young people with autism. She also led the diagnostic and intervention service in the Southern Trust. Due to her experience in both Education and Health settings , she was appointed as a member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline Development Group for Autism Screening and Diagnosis. Currently she works for Middletown Centre for Autism, as Head of the Learning Support and Assessment Service. Prior to this, Lorraine was a Psychoeducational Therapist employed by the University of North Carolina, in the TEACCH Autism Programme. Lorraine is currently Lead Teacher in TEACCH trainings in Ireland and is an Advanced Practitioner in the Attention Autism Programme. She has a MEd in Special Education (Autism, Children) from the University of Birmingham.
Marianna Limnaiou

Marianna Limnaiou

Marianna is an Attention Autism Advanced Practitioner who has run many workshops and collaborated with parents, teaching staff, speech and language therapists and outside agencies to develop fun, creative and practical learning strategies to support pupils. Marianna uses Attention Autism to • create stories, • provide visual and sensory experiences, • promote co-operation • teach the social and functional skills that autistic children and adolescents need to develop their independence. Marianna has been working as an autism consultant and as an autism educator for many years, most recently as a Communication Lead Teacher in Sheffield and Autism Lead Teacher in schools in London. She has an Honours degree in Psychology and Pedagogics and an MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

6-Week Attention Autism Workshop Session 5

Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

Online Training Webinar,

Booking closes

In this series of six workshops, we will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism Programme, discuss the ideas behind it and use real-life examples to show exactly how and why it works.
You will learn how to connect, get focused attention, keep it, share it, and use it to develop communication, interaction, and group learning skills.

In this course, we will address the following, 
•    Understanding the ideas that drive the Attention Autism programme
•    Getting the child’s attention, keeping it, sharing it, and using it
•    Building understanding and confidence in getting the message
•    Developing communication and spontaneous expression
•    Individualising sessions for each child
•    Creating activities that are worth communicating about and inspire learning.
•    Creating sessions that everyone enjoys and remembers.

How the programme will work,
The training has 2 main elements.
•    6 live 75 minutes workshops
•    feedback and coaching on 2 films of the programme sent by attendees — these films do not have to include children.
Completion of all elements of the course is necessary before a certificate is awarded.

The training is spread over 6 live, 75 minutes sessions with Gina Davies, so you can get the programme into action between workshops. 
We will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism programme, illustrated with supporting videos and live activity demonstrations.
We ask you to send us videos as you try the Stages of the programme so we can coach you individually and give feedback. The films sent during the course do not have to include children, if they do parental permission is necessary. In this way we are looking to support you as individuals as you get ready to apply the programme with the children.

The Course Structure
The course will consist of 6 sessions, spread over 3 weeks.
Session 1
•    An introduction to the ideas that drive Attention Autism.
•    Understanding how attention develops
•    Involving the team
•    Getting practical and ready to set up a session.
Session 2
•    Starting the Attention Autism Programme
•    Introducing Stage 1, The Bucket
•    Modelling talking to increase the chance of spontaneous communication.
•    Ideas and resources
•    Sorting the practicalities and differentiation to meet the needs of each child.
Session 3
•    Working out when you are ready for the next stage in the programme.
•    Introducing Stage 2
•    Getting our communication on track
•    Using words to label things, make comments and develop understanding.
•    Building vocabulary
•    Ideas and resources
•    Tackling any problems and sharing successes!
Session 4
•    Holding the boundaries cheerfully
•    Using voice and sounds to create successful communication for both verbal and non-verbal children.
•    More about communication and how to encourage understanding and spontaneous expression.
•    The role of fun and fascination in inspiring a love of learning.
•    Ideas for games and activities.
Session 5
•    Getting the practice in and enjoying sessions
•    Using fun and laughter to help with frustrations and confusions.
•    Starting Stage 3
•    Understanding how shifting attention can lead to successful turn taking.
•    Ideas and resources
Session 6
•    More Stage 3
•    Creating games
•    Stage 4 and running an Attention Autism session with all 4 stages.
•    Understanding how to use the strategies learnt so far across the day.
•    Working through the things that might go wrong and staying on track.
•    Keeping going!

Attendance at all sessions is compulsory for successful completion of the course.

Notes

Location

Online Training Webinar

Get Directions
Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott has a background in teaching children with special educational needs and has specific interest in working with children and young people with autism. She also led the diagnostic and intervention service in the Southern Trust. Due to her experience in both Education and Health settings , she was appointed as a member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline Development Group for Autism Screening and Diagnosis. Currently she works for Middletown Centre for Autism, as Head of the Learning Support and Assessment Service. Prior to this, Lorraine was a Psychoeducational Therapist employed by the University of North Carolina, in the TEACCH Autism Programme. Lorraine is currently Lead Teacher in TEACCH trainings in Ireland and is an Advanced Practitioner in the Attention Autism Programme. She has a MEd in Special Education (Autism, Children) from the University of Birmingham.
Marianna Limnaiou

Marianna Limnaiou

Marianna is an Attention Autism Advanced Practitioner who has run many workshops and collaborated with parents, teaching staff, speech and language therapists and outside agencies to develop fun, creative and practical learning strategies to support pupils. Marianna uses Attention Autism to • create stories, • provide visual and sensory experiences, • promote co-operation • teach the social and functional skills that autistic children and adolescents need to develop their independence. Marianna has been working as an autism consultant and as an autism educator for many years, most recently as a Communication Lead Teacher in Sheffield and Autism Lead Teacher in schools in London. She has an Honours degree in Psychology and Pedagogics and an MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

6-Week Attention Autism Workshop session 6

Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

Online Training Webinar,

Booking closes

In this series of six workshops, we will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism Programme, discuss the ideas behind it and use real-life examples to show exactly how and why it works.
You will learn how to connect, get focused attention, keep it, share it, and use it to develop communication, interaction, and group learning skills.

In this course, we will address the following, 
•    Understanding the ideas that drive the Attention Autism programme
•    Getting the child’s attention, keeping it, sharing it, and using it
•    Building understanding and confidence in getting the message
•    Developing communication and spontaneous expression
•    Individualising sessions for each child
•    Creating activities that are worth communicating about and inspire learning.
•    Creating sessions that everyone enjoys and remembers.

How the programme will work,
The training has 2 main elements.
•    6 live 75 minutes workshops
•    feedback and coaching on 2 films of the programme sent by attendees — these films do not have to include children.
Completion of all elements of the course is necessary before a certificate is awarded.

The training is spread over 6 live, 75 minutes sessions with Gina Davies, so you can get the programme into action between workshops. 
We will cover all 4 stages of the Attention Autism programme, illustrated with supporting videos and live activity demonstrations.
We ask you to send us videos as you try the Stages of the programme so we can coach you individually and give feedback. The films sent during the course do not have to include children, if they do parental permission is necessary. In this way we are looking to support you as individuals as you get ready to apply the programme with the children.

The Course Structure
The course will consist of 6 sessions, spread over 3 weeks.
Session 1
•    An introduction to the ideas that drive Attention Autism.
•    Understanding how attention develops
•    Involving the team
•    Getting practical and ready to set up a session.
Session 2
•    Starting the Attention Autism Programme
•    Introducing Stage 1, The Bucket
•    Modelling talking to increase the chance of spontaneous communication.
•    Ideas and resources
•    Sorting the practicalities and differentiation to meet the needs of each child.
Session 3
•    Working out when you are ready for the next stage in the programme.
•    Introducing Stage 2
•    Getting our communication on track
•    Using words to label things, make comments and develop understanding.
•    Building vocabulary
•    Ideas and resources
•    Tackling any problems and sharing successes!
Session 4
•    Holding the boundaries cheerfully
•    Using voice and sounds to create successful communication for both verbal and non-verbal children.
•    More about communication and how to encourage understanding and spontaneous expression.
•    The role of fun and fascination in inspiring a love of learning.
•    Ideas for games and activities.
Session 5
•    Getting the practice in and enjoying sessions
•    Using fun and laughter to help with frustrations and confusions.
•    Starting Stage 3
•    Understanding how shifting attention can lead to successful turn taking.
•    Ideas and resources
Session 6
•    More Stage 3
•    Creating games
•    Stage 4 and running an Attention Autism session with all 4 stages.
•    Understanding how to use the strategies learnt so far across the day.
•    Working through the things that might go wrong and staying on track.
•    Keeping going!

Attendance at all sessions is compulsory for successful completion of the course.

Notes

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Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott has a background in teaching children with special educational needs and has specific interest in working with children and young people with autism. She also led the diagnostic and intervention service in the Southern Trust. Due to her experience in both Education and Health settings , she was appointed as a member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline Development Group for Autism Screening and Diagnosis. Currently she works for Middletown Centre for Autism, as Head of the Learning Support and Assessment Service. Prior to this, Lorraine was a Psychoeducational Therapist employed by the University of North Carolina, in the TEACCH Autism Programme. Lorraine is currently Lead Teacher in TEACCH trainings in Ireland and is an Advanced Practitioner in the Attention Autism Programme. She has a MEd in Special Education (Autism, Children) from the University of Birmingham.
Marianna Limnaiou

Marianna Limnaiou

Marianna is an Attention Autism Advanced Practitioner who has run many workshops and collaborated with parents, teaching staff, speech and language therapists and outside agencies to develop fun, creative and practical learning strategies to support pupils. Marianna uses Attention Autism to • create stories, • provide visual and sensory experiences, • promote co-operation • teach the social and functional skills that autistic children and adolescents need to develop their independence. Marianna has been working as an autism consultant and as an autism educator for many years, most recently as a Communication Lead Teacher in Sheffield and Autism Lead Teacher in schools in London. She has an Honours degree in Psychology and Pedagogics and an MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.