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St Joseph's Special School,, Tallaght, Dublin

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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

Location

St Joseph's Special School,
Balrothery
Tallaght
Dublin
D24 ND34
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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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St Joseph's Special School, , Tallaght , Dublin

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