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Autism and Sensory Processing Sensory processing generally refers to the ability of an individual to register sensory information, make sense of that information, and to respond to it. This is a complex and fluid process involving all the sensory systems (auditory, gustatory, visual, olfactory, tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular). When sensory processing is working well, an individual’s responses to sensory information are positive and support interaction. However, sensory processing difficulties are quite prevalent in the profiles of 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 difficulties 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 some 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 difficulties and how they can occur in autism. • How sensory processing difficulties can present in school and at home. • How sensory processing difficulties can affect learning and participation in school and at home.

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Lucan Community College Co. Dublin
Esker Drive,
Lucan
Dublin
K78 TF67
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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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