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Autism and Social Communication 
This full day training with use a combination of lecture and workshops to enable delegates to consider the impact of social communication challenges for autistic students in mainstream settings. There will be an exploration of the foundations of social communication, providing participants with an in-depth look at how autistic students engage socially and how to support them to reach their communication potential. 
Participants will learn how to support their students to better understand expectations during the day and in the classroom, using visual methods. A range of practical strategies will be explored for use by educational professionals.

Participants will:
•    Explore the core issue of social communication difficulties with autistic students 
•    Understand the importance of social attention as a basis for interaction and learning and how to support attention difficulties
•    Develop an understanding of several autism specific strategies to support students with challenges with understanding, expression, and social communication

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Tracey McGovern

Tracey McGovern

Tracey McGovern is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at Middletown Centre for Autism. She is skilled in the delivery of early intervention programmes and has a keen interest in multi-agency working from the diagnostic process through to intervention in school and home settings. Tracey has considerable experience in training parents and health professionals in the key issues associated with autism. She has also worked widely with education professionals in multi-agency teams as an integral member of an innovative diagnostic and intervention service.
Eleanor McStay-Fearon

Eleanor McStay-Fearon

Eleanor McStay-Fearon is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at Middletown Centre for Autism. Eleanor works as part of the Learning Support and Assessment Service, working directly with children with autism across school and home. Prior to this, she worked in Essex, providing assessment and intervention to children and young people with learning disabilities and associated needs such as autism and behaviours of concern. She has worked closely with parents, teachers and health professionals to support the implementation of communication, sensory and behaviour management programmes across home and school environments. She has experience in supporting children and young people with autism and mental health needs in Glasgow, as member of a multi-disciplinary Learning Disability Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team. Eleanor holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration and is a registered Sensory Integration Practitioner

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