Schull Community College, Cork, Skull, Schull,, Cork
Autism and Post 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 d 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, leisure activities and choices, social interactions and behaviour in school.
• Develop a basic understanding of some of the sensory processing differences in autism.
• Understand how sensory processing differences can affect the young person’s experience in school.
• Gain knowledge of strategies, which will assist in meeting the young person’s sensory needs.
• Sensory processing differences and how they present in autism.
• How sensory processing differences can affect the young person’s experience in school.
• Intervention strategies to address sensory processing differences in a school context.
Schull Community College, Cork
Schull Community College, Cork , Skull, Schull, , Cork