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Silverstream Primary School, Co Antrim, Greenisland, Antrim

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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.

Expected Outcomes

Participants will:

• 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.

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 experience in school.

• Intervention strategies to address sensory processing differences in a school context.

Location

Silverstream Primary School, Co Antrim
Moyard Gardens
Greenisland
Antrim
BT38 8XD
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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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Silverstream Primary School, Co Antrim , Greenisland , Antrim

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