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Providing Effective Support for Students with ASD

Ensure effective support is provided to students with an autism spectrum disorder, both in the classroom and outside it.

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Raising Achievement for Students on the Autistic Spectrum.


Suitable for: All teachers, TAs, SENCOs, leadership teams and pastoral staff

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Special

Course Reference: 8305WW

Significant numbers of children and young people are being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), requiring schools to ensure appropriate support is provided in order to enable autistic children to achieve well and fulfil their potential. It is vital that schools plan and implement effective programmes for children and young people with ASD. All staff, including teachers, TAs, SENCOs, leadership teams and pastoral staff have a role to play in this. Having an understanding of the nature and effects of an autism spectrum disorder will enable them to provide effective, targeted support and enhance the educational experience and outcomes for students.

  • Recognise the signs of ASD
  • Explore what the 'triad of impairments' is, and the implications for providing support
  • Consider the effects ASD may have on students' communication and behaviour
  • Explore practical strategies and methods to use in the classroom – - and outside it
  • Evaluate a range of resources and sources of information and advice

Sessions

What is ASD?
  • What is ASD and how to recognise the signs
  • How autism can affect a child or young person
  • The triad of impairments
Inside the classroom - recognising problems and providing support
  • The nature and effects of communication and coordination difficulties and emotional needs, and the reasons behind them
  • Setting targets and monitoring impacts
  • Practical strategies and resources for ensuring appropriate, individualised support in the classroom
Outside the classroom - recognising problems and providing support
  • Identify the difficulties children with ASD might face during unstructured times, like lunch and break times
  • Obsessions, fears and phobias - the impact on a student's education
  • Practical strategies and resources for providing support outside the classroom
Other resources and strategies
  • Using social stories and comic strip conversations
  • Adapting or designing the physical environment to ensure appropriate access for children and young people with ASD
  • Other resources and sources of further information and support
Very informative and well presented. The small groups allowed for discussion and sharing of ideas. Samantha Leo, Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School
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