UNISON Office, Rural Comminity Initiative, Co Fermanagh, Enniskillen, Fermanagh
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.
• 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.
• 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
UNISON Office, Rural Comminity Initiative, Co Fermanagh
Unit 3 56a Tempo Road
UNISON Office, Rural Comminity Initiative, Co Fermanagh , Enniskillen , Fermanagh