Mary Queen of Peace Primary School,, Martinstown, Ballymena, Antrim
Autism and Primary School Programme Professionals
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 in the Primary School environment.
• Develop a basic understanding of the sensory processing differences in autism.
• Understand how sensory processing differences can affect the child’s experience in school.
• Understand how sensory processing differences can influence the child’s participation in the classroom.
• Develop an understanding of general intervention strategies to accommodate sensory processing differences in school.
• 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 experience in school.
• Intervention strategies to address sensory processing differences in a school context.
Mary Queen of Peace Primary School,
St Mary's Parish Centre, 2 Lisnamanny Road,
Mary Queen of Peace Primary School, , Martinstown, Ballymena , Antrim