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Autism and the Special School, Sensory Processing

Many individuals with autism have differences in how they process the sensory stimuli in the world around them. A child or young person who presents with additional learning needs may experience more challenges with how they perceive and respond to sensory input. This course is designed to look specifically at the sensory processing needs of individuals who have autism and other complex learning needs, such as communication difficulties, physical or sensory impairment, attention difficulties and medical needs.

Expected Outcomes

Participants will:

•          Gain an understanding of the concept of sensory processing and how this relates to development, attention and learning

•          Understand how sensory processing differences can impact the child or young person with autism in a special school setting

•          Understand the importance of identifying the potential sensory function of a behaviour

•          Gain knowledge about intervention strategies which can address the sensory processing needs of children and young people in the special school setting

Overview:

•          Introduction to sensory processing

•          The sensory processing differences which may be experienced by a child or young with additional and complex learning needs

•          Identifying the sensory functions of some behaviours

•          Strategies to support sensory processing needs in the special school setting

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Marino Community Special School, Co. Wicklow
Church Road
Bray
Wicklow
A98 TW99
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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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Marino Community Special School, Co. Wicklow , Bray , Wicklow

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