ASN019 Introduction to Autism- Awareness Raising ( Level 1) 2017-18

ASN019 – Thursday 16th November 2017

4.00-5.30pm, Musselburgh Primary Care Centre, Inveresk Road, EH21 7BP

 Designed for:

This Autism Awareness course is aimed at improving Class teachers and ASN Auxiliaries awareness of autism, its nature and features and gives practical advice on dealing with individuals who have an autism spectrum disorder


On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Have an improved awareness of autism, and its impact its effects and symptoms
  • To understand the challenge of sensory processing difficulties and their impact on the child’s ability to learn and participate in their everyday activities.
  • Be aware of the communication and social interaction difficulties that the pupils face.
  • Be familiar with techniques and approaches for supporting pupils with autism in the classroom

Outline Programme

  • Myths and facts in Autism
  • What is Autism?
  • Sensory Processing
  • Strategies and suggestions
  • Q&A

Tutors :     Laura Gray, Speech and Language Therapist, Susan Hagart, DHT, The Cove Communication Provision, Angela McLeman, Occupational Therapist

To book a place please email staff development with the course reference ASN019 , your name,designation, school and contact email address.