Autism, the Special School and Sensory Processing
Many autistic children and young people have differences in how they process the sensory stimuli in the world around them. Children and young people who presents with additional learning needs may experience more challenges with how they perceive and respond to sensory input. This course is designed to look specifically at the sensory processing needs of autistic children and young people with other complex learning needs, such as communication difficulties, physical or sensory difficulties, attention difficulties and medical needs.
• Understand the concept of sensory processing and how this relates to participation in daily activities.
• Apprecaite how sensory processing differences can affect the child or young person at home, in school and in other settings.
• Acknowledge the importance of identifying the potential sensory function of a behaviour.
• Gain knowledge about intervention strategies, which can address the sensory processing needs of the children and young people with additional and complex learning needs at home, in school and in other settings.