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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

St Joseph's Boys' National School,
Terenure Road East
Terenure
Dublin
D06 ED86
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Aideen Ruttledge

Aideen Ruttledge

Aideen Ruttledge is a Specialist Occupational Therapist for children and young people with autism.  Aideen has experience in a variety of services in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland including Mainstream, Special School, Respite and home settings.  She has been involved in the diagnostic process for children with autism and has training in a variety of specific therapeutic approaches including therapeutic listening, attachment theory and handwriting approaches. Aideen has a Masters in Sensory Integration from Ulster University. She has carried out research in this area which was published in the Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy in June 2019.

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St Joseph's Boys' National School, , Terenure , Dublin

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