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Autism and the Special School, Sensory Processing 
Many autistic children and young people have differences in how they process the sensory stimuli in the world around them. A child or young person 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 individuals who have autism and other complex learning needs, such as communication difficulties, physical difficulties or sensory differences, attention difficulties and medical needs
Expected Outcomes
Participants will: 
• Gain an understanding of the concept of sensory processing and how this relates to participation in daily activities.
• Understand how sensory processing differences can affect the child or young person at home, in school and in other settings.
• Understand 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.
Overview: 
• Introduction to sensory processing.
• The sensory processing differences, which may be experienced by a child or young with additional and complex learning needs.
• The impact of these sensory processing differences on participation in daily activities
• Identifying the sensory functions of some behaviours.
• Strategies to support sensory processing needs of the child or young person with additional and complex learning needs.

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Middletown Centre for Autism
Middletown
Armagh
BT60 4HZ
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Jill Mc Canney

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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Online Webinars , Middletown , Armagh

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