ASN008 Indicators of autism in teenagers

Date:  Friday 3rd February 2017

Time:  1.30-4.30pm

Venue:  Large Meeting Room, Musselburgh Primary Care Centre

Designed for:  Secondary School teaching and support staff

Benefits of attending: Increased awareness and recognition of support needs relating to autism spectrum disorders and knowledge of appropriate strategies and actions to support the management of pupils with ASD.

On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Have an improved recognition of indicators of ASD
  • Understand that ASD presents differently in girls and boys
  • Have greater awareness of strategies to support pupils with social communication needs
  • Have increased confidence in supporting pupils appropriately through recognised approaches
  • Be aware of local referral pathways to support further assessment, diagnosis and management.

Outline Programme

  • Overview of ASD & social communication needs
  • ‘Red Flags’ in teenagers
  • Recognising ASD in girls
  • Supportive strategies in the classroom
  • Towards a clear diagnosis – Supporting families in the ASD referral pathway
  • Post diagnosis – further supports
  • Issues relating to transition

Tutors:  Lesley Sargent & Dr Iain McClure

To book a place please email staffdevelopment.ecs@eastlothian.gov.uk quoting reference ASN008

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