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Middletown Centre for Autism, Middletown, Armagh

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Autism, An Examination of Sensory and Behaviour Issues
Children and young people with autism may present with a range of behaviours, which have an impact upon their ability to learn, interact and engage within school and other environments.  This training will examine the diverse factors, which may cause these observable behaviours.  Factors examined will include physiological reasons, positive and negative reinforcers and sensory processing difficulties.  Participants will be shown how to assess the functionality of behaviours and to differentiate between behaviours, which are caused by sensory processing difficulties, and behaviours, which are caused by other factors.  Suggestions for good practice in behaviour management will be discussed and examples of Behaviour Support Plans will be provided.
Expected Outcomes
By the end of the training, participants will gain a greater understanding in:
• The range of factors, which may cause the behaviours affecting learning and positive interaction.
• How to carry out a functional assessment of behaviour and how to discriminate between the possible factors causing the behaviours. 
• The impact of sensory processing differences on behaviour.
• Good practice in behaviour management in order to facilitate increased engagement in learning and interaction, including strategies to meet sensory needs.
• How to write Behaviour Support Plans for pupils with autism.
Course Overview / Content 
This training will examine the diverse factors, which may cause these observable behaviours.  Factors examined will include physiological reasons, positive and negative reinforcers and sensory processing difficulties.  

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Middletown Centre for Autism
35 Church Street
Middletown
Armagh
BT60 4HZ
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Kate Cullen

Kate Cullen

Kate Cullen is an Autism Specialist Occupational Therapist for children and young people. She has Postgraduate qualifications in Sensory Integration, including SIPT registration. Kate currently works within autism diagnostics in the Belfast HSC Trust. She is a tutor and assessor for the graduate Certificate in Autism Studies course delivered in partnership with Middletown Centre for Autism and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Kate previously worked as an Occupational Therapist for Middletown Centre for Autism and in Special Schools with children and young people with physical disabilities, developmental disorders and autism, aged 3-19 years, providing assessment, intervention within trans-disciplinary and multiagency teams. She has experience writing and delivering training on autism related topics to parents, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has delivered programmes in schools and homes addressing difficulties in engaging in personal care, life skills, leisure, school and work as result of motor coordination, sensory processing, sensory motor and perception for children and young people with autism. She has training in a variety of therapeutic approaches

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Middletown Centre for Autism , Middletown , Armagh

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