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Autism and Sensory Processing
Sensory Processing refers to the ability of an individual to register, interpret and respond to sensory information. This is a complex process involving all the sensory systems, (auditory, gustatory, visual, olfactory, tactile, proprioceptive, vestibular and interoception) When sensory processing is working well, an individual can engage in daily functional activities and social interaction. Sensory processing differences are prevalent in children with autism and can affect every aspect of life and development.

This session examines the sensory processing differences frequently associated with autism and will demonstrate how such differences impact on learning, leisure activities and choices, social interactions and behaviour at home and in school.
Expected Outcomes
Participants will:
• Develop a basic understanding of the sensory processing differences in autism..
• Understand how sensory processing differences can affect the young person’s experience in school and at home.
• Gain knowledge of strategies, which will assist in meeting the young person’s sensory needs.


Course Overview
• Sensory processing differences and how they can occur in autism.
• How sensory processing differences can present in school and at home.
• How sensory processing differences can affect learning and participation in school and at home.
• Some strategies that can be implemented by staff within the school and parents and family members at home

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UNISON Office, Rural Comminity Initiative, Co Fermanagh
Unit 3 56a Tempo Road
Enniskillen
Fermanagh
BT74 6HR
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Jill McCanney

Jill McCanney

Jill McCanney is an Autism Trainer/Advisor and Autism Specialist Occupational Therapist in Middletown Centre for Autism. She has Postgraduate qualifications in Sensory Integration, including SIPT registration, and has been a tutor on the Sensory Integration MSc course. She also holds a Master’s in Clinical Research. Jill worked in Special Schools for over seven years prior to commencement of her current post. She has extensive experience in the assessment of sensory motor difficulties and in the development and provision of intervention programmes for students with autism.

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UNISON Office, Rural Comminity Initiative, Co Fermanagh , Enniskillen , Fermanagh

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