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Professional Training Event.
All training sessions delivered by Middletown Centre for Autism for Education Professionals are on topics specifically related to the educational needs of children and young people with autism and as such, the training sessions will be most relevant for those working within an education setting.
The course will run over Friday Evening 3.30pm-7.30pm and Saturday 9am-3pm 2 breaks per day. Tea, coffee and scones for the first break and soup and sandwiches for the second.

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Attention Autism (Day 1 of 2)

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St. Anne's School, Ennis Co. Clare, Corrovorrin, Ennis, Clare

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Course Description:  Attention Autism

Attention Autism  was devised by speech and language therapist Gina Davies to provide children with a forum for developing attention and communication skills and to encourage them to enjoy do so.  Engaging , innovative activities encourage ‘an irresistible invitation to learn.’  Gina Davies commissions Middletown Centre for Autism to provide the training on the island of Ireland.  An RoI venue will be released soon.

The group work starts at a level where the child cannot get it wrong. It aims to build skills gradually over several weeks, beginning with a scenario where the young person only has to concentrate on one activity. The children  learn as part of a group. Activities are structured to first capture attention, then maintain attention, then move into turn-taking, interactive activities. Attention Autism is exciting, and innovative  offering children ‘an irresistible invitation to learn’.

The training will cover 4 stages of the Attention Autism Programme and allow you to use the approach in your classroom setting. There will be lecture and workshop based activities.

 

Stage 1 Orientation and Focused Attention

Stage 2 Sustained Attention

Stage 3 Shifting attention and participation

Stage 4  Shift attention from the group,  through a transition

 

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St. Anne's School, Ennis Co. Clare

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Suzanne McCanney

Suzanne McCanney

Suzanne McCanney is the Learning Support Manager in Middletown Centre for Autism. Prior to this, she was Assistant Advisory Officer for Special Educational Needs in the Western Education and Library Board (WELB). Suzanne also worked as a Project Manager for the Cross-Border Parent Community and School Partnership Programme; part of the focus for this programme was developing transition resources for children with autism. She has worked with children with autism in her capacity as a resource teacher for Special Educational Needs in the Republic of Ireland. Suzanne is a qualified teacher and holds a Master’s degree in Special Educational Needs Teaching.

Attention Autism (Day 2 of 2)

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St. Anne's School, Ennis Co. Clare, Corrovorrin, Ennis, Clare

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Course Description:  Attention Autism

Attention Autism  was devised by speech and language therapist Gina Davies to provide children with a forum for developing attention and communication skills and to encourage them to enjoy do so.  Engaging , innovative activities encourage ‘an irresistible invitation to learn.’  Gina Davies commissions Middletown Centre for Autism to provide the training on the island of Ireland.  An RoI venue will be released soon.

The group work starts at a level where the child cannot get it wrong. It aims to build skills gradually over several weeks, beginning with a scenario where the young person only has to concentrate on one activity. The children  learn as part of a group. Activities are structured to first capture attention, then maintain attention, then move into turn-taking, interactive activities. Attention Autism is exciting, and innovative  offering children ‘an irresistible invitation to learn’.

The training will cover 4 stages of the Attention Autism Programme and allow you to use the approach in your classroom setting. There will be lecture and workshop based activities.

 

Stage 1 Orientation and Focused Attention

Stage 2 Sustained Attention

Stage 3 Shifting attention and participation

Stage 4  Shift attention from the group,  through a transition

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Location

St. Anne's School, Ennis Co. Clare

Get Directions
Suzanne McCanney

Suzanne McCanney

Suzanne McCanney is the Learning Support Manager in Middletown Centre for Autism. Prior to this, she was Assistant Advisory Officer for Special Educational Needs in the Western Education and Library Board (WELB). Suzanne also worked as a Project Manager for the Cross-Border Parent Community and School Partnership Programme; part of the focus for this programme was developing transition resources for children with autism. She has worked with children with autism in her capacity as a resource teacher for Special Educational Needs in the Republic of Ireland. Suzanne is a qualified teacher and holds a Master’s degree in Special Educational Needs Teaching.