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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, play, social interactions and behaviour for the primary school aged child.

Expected Outcomes

Participants will:

• Develop an understanding of the sensory processing differences in autism.

• Understand how sensory processing differences can affect the child’s experience at home and in other settings.

• Understand how sensory processing differences can influence the child’s participation in daily activities.

• Develop an understanding of general intervention strategies to accommodate sensory processing differences in daily activities at home and beyond.

Course Overview

• Sensory processing differences in autism.

• How sensory processing differences can present in a child with autism.

• How sensory processing differences can affect the child’s participation in daily activities.

• Intervention strategies to address sensory processing differences at home and in other settings.

Location

Scoil Ui Mhuiri, Dunleer Co. Louth
Barn Road, Skibbolmore
Dunleer
Louth
A92 FY96
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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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Scoil Ui Mhuiri, Dunleer Co. Louth , Dunleer , Louth

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