Of all the special needs that you and your colleagues will come across, autism can be one of the most troubling.
Indeed, many would agree that without some form of specialist training it is very difficult to provide the help and support which children with autism need in school.
It is for this reason that we are offering three training programmes.
A three day TEACCH (Treatment & Education of Autistic & related Communication handicapped Children/adults) ‘structured teaching’ approach, developed at the University of North Carolina,.
A two day Social Stories™ (Social Learning & Understanding) from The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding, Michigan USA,
also a two day SCERTS Introduction & Application to the SCERTS Model; Using the SCERTS curriculum and practice principles to design programming for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Led By: Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads, Carmel, CA. USA
These courses are recognised throughout the world as important and effective ways of working with children and adults with autism. The 3 day TEACCH classroom-style induction programme and the two day Social Learning and Understanding and SCERTS work-shops allow participants to leave with a vast range of information and practical activities that can be used in school straight away.
What’s more, these courses are structured in such a way that you will be able to pass on to your colleagues information and help that will allow them to work increasingly effectively with children with autism in your school.
I do hope that you or one of your colleagues will be able to join me in working with either Professor Mesibov, Carol Gray or Emily Rubin on these courses which takes place in Kettering Northant’s this coming year.
PS: You can book using the application form or see more details on line at http://www.autismuk.com/?page_id=8 If you have any questions about these courses, content or outcomes, please do give me a call on 01536 523274. I’ll be most pleased to help in any way I can.