Lego Based Therapy Training

Lego® Based Therapy

 

This is a school based INSET training course.

LEGO® - based Therapy is a collaborative, play based social skills intervention designed to improve social competence in children with autism and related conditions.

 

Please click here to find out more and for a booking form.

 

 

Event Date Thu-31-October-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date Thu-31-October-2019 2:30 pm
Cut off date Mon-28-October-2019
Individual Price £150.00
£150.00

Pathological Demand Avoidance

 

People are becoming more aware of the term PDA or Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome as part of the autism spectrum.  This anxiety driven condition is surrounded by controversy and confusion as to what it is and whether it is a separate diagnosis.  This course will examine the main features and case studies of PDA and will look at why parents and professionals may need to look at the characteristics and support strategies when working with highly anxious autistic children.  You will learn what researches say PDA is, how to understand the demand avoidance behaviours of highly anxious autistic children and what the main support strategies are.  We will look at the importance of having a wide variety of support strategies available, the importance of key staff/adults and how to support the wellbeing of a child with a PDA profile.   

 

This course is suitable for Primary and secondary SENCOs, teachers and TAs, parents and others working with autistic young people.  We welcome autistic people on our courses.  Please get in touch with us by email so we can arrange to meet your needs. 

 

If you are unable to make the date for this course please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will let you know when we are likely to be running it again.

 

Event Date Tue-12-November-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date Tue-12-November-2019 3:00 pm
Cut off date Mon-11-November-2019
Individual Price GBP120.00
GBP120.00 29
How To Write Social Stories

How To Write Social Stories


Many schools are advised to use Social Stories with autistic pupils but not everyone is sure what they are or how to write them. They can be an effective support if written well, but there is also a lot of misunderstanding of how to write social stories resulting in inefective, and sometimes harmful attempts to change child’s behaviour. 

This course will teach you how to write a social story, how to personalise them and when and when not you should use them with autistic pupils.  You will write your own story and receive a copy of Lynn McCann’s book -  “Stories that Explain” a collection of over 60 editable social stories for you to use in your setting. This course is suitable for teachers, SENCOs, TAs, parents and anyone working with autistic young people. 

If you are unable to make the date for this course please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will let you know when we are likely to be running it again.

Event Date Tue-10-December-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date Tue-10-December-2019 3:00 pm
Cut off date Mon-9-December-2019
Individual Price £120.00
£120.00 40

Sensory Integration & Autism

With Ruth Kiley – Sensory Occupational Therapist

This course will cover the sensory systems and differences in autistic children and young people and explain how this affects other areas of their communication, interaction, responses to the environment and access to learning.

If you are unable to make the date for this course please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will let you know when we are likely to be running it again.

Event Date Tue-17-March-2020 9:30 am
Event End Date Tue-17-March-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date Mon-16-March-2020
Individual Price GBP120.00
GBP120.00 40

Autism, Anxiety and Emotional Regulation

 

Anxiety is a constant companion of many autistic children and can affect their mental health.  This course looks at the complex nature of anxiety in autistic children and young people and how we can support mental wellbeing.  Lynn draws on her and Emma's years of supporting autistic young people in schools to share some of the realities of what contributes to anxiety. We look at teaching resources that have made a positive impact on our young people and help you make personalised plans to support the autistic children you work with. We will look at lots of resources and strategies to develope emotional awarenesss and regulation including sensory, self-awareness and teaching resources.

 

This course is suitable for primary and secondary SENCOs, teachers, TAs and Nurture staff as well as parents and others who work with autistic people.  We welcome autistic people who would like to come on the course.  Please get in touch with us first so we can support your needs.

 

If you are unable to make the date for this course please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will let you know when we are likely to be running it again.

 

Event Date Tue-28-April-2020 9:30 am
Event End Date Tue-28-April-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date Mon-27-April-2020
Individual Price GBP120.00
GBP120.00 30

Relationships & Sex Education For Autistic Young People

The new statutory framework for Relationships and Sex Education comes into force in September 2020. This course will equip you to develop programmes and resources that will enable autistic and other SEND pupils to engage in this subject in ways that are accessible and meaningful for them.  

For many autistic pupils, Sex and Relationship lessons are confusing, overwhelming and full of ambiguity. They may struggle with the way you explain sex and relationships, and struggle to make informed decisions, stay safe and develop good self-esteem unless information is presented in a way that makes sense to them. Autistic pupils often need a more personal and adapted approach to learning about relationships and growing up.

 
Who is it for:

Primary, Secondary and Special school staff.  Parents and other agencies who work with autistic children and young people.

Event Date Tue-12-May-2020 9:30 am
Event End Date Tue-12-May-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date Mon-11-May-2020
Individual Price £120.00
£120.00 40