Killorglin FRC The Downtown Hub, Killorglin, Kerry
Autism, Sensory Processing and Anxiety Management:
Sensory processing refers to the ability of a young person to register, interpret and respond to sensory information. This is a complex process involving all the sensory systems (auditory, gustatory, visual, olfactory, tactile, proprioception, vestibular and interoception). When sensory processing is working well, a young person can engage in daily functional activities and social interaction. Sensory processing differences are prevalent in autistic young people and can affect every aspect of daily life. This session examines these sensory processing differences and will demonstrate how such differences impact on learning, leisure activities and choices, social interactions, and life skills in school and home settings. This session will also look at the anxiety experienced by autistic young people in many situations, with some experiencing significant anxiety difficulties. This session will explore strategies that can be used to alleviate the experience of anxiety in autistic young people. This will include an introduction to cognitively based strategies, relaxation based strategies and how to develop person-centred strategies to deal with anxiety.
Killorglin FRC The Downtown Hub
Lower Bridge Street
Killorglin FRC The Downtown Hub , Killorglin , Kerry