Course

  • 3 Modules

    Introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance

    This is a recording of a past webinar. An overview of current thinking regarding PDA with Tigger Pritchard. History and overview of PDA What is…
  • 2 Modules

    SENCOS: Supporting Staff to Support Neurodiverse Students: Part 2

    This is a recording of a past webinar, Gray Foster Felton aims for you to take away,
    • Sharing models for differentiation that propel the learning of all students, not just those with SEND
    • Sharing models for differentiation that are adaptable, do-able and approachable
    • Observation as a tool to develop robust, trusting relationships with teaching colleagues
  • 3 Modules

    Therapeutic Skills and Qualifications: What you Need to Know

    This session will take place on Monday 6th of June at 4 pm UK time.

  • 3 Modules

    Preparing Autistic Students for going to University

    This session will take place on Tuesday 17th of May at 4 pm UK time.

  • 3 Modules

    SENCOs: Supporting Staff to Support Neurodiverse Students: Part I

    This is a recording of a past webinar. During this Webinar, Gray Foster Felton aims for you to take away, Understanding the obstacles that can…
  • 13 Modules

    Using Light Boxes to Enhance Engagement for Sensory Learners

    This course is designed to offer simple suggestion and ideas for anyone who supports a sensory learner to enable them to share fun, exciting and attention-grabbing learning experiences, that will support and encourage engagement and learning In this course Sonya will explore her experiences and share ideas with the use of light boxes and supporting resources to support development and progression for sensory learners across the areas of learning, through response, curiosity, discovery, anticipation, persistence, initiation and investigationShe will look at how you can use both simple and more complex resources, how you can adapt experiences to link to topics or themes to enhance learning and activities, sharing lots of fun ideas that you can try with your sensory learners.    
  • 8 Modules

    Having Fun – The Sensory Way: Five Ideas to Have Fun at a Party!

    I would like to share with you some practical ideas for encouraging meaningful engagement with people with PMLD. These activities will enhance communication, interaction, curiosity, initiation and good mental wellbeing through having fun with our senses! Through the joint participation of party activities, it is possible to create a sense of awe and wonder, anticipation, excitement and reflection. This course would be suitable for anyone who spends time with people with PMLD and who is looking for some simple yet fun activities to initiate and enhance communication.
  • 9 Modules

    The Weather – A Multisensory Exploration

    Some individuals with PMLD can dislike or even have a fear of certain types of weather e.g., thunder and lightning or very windy weather.  The weather is a constant in our lives therefore it is important to build a tolerance and understanding of how weather affects us.  Through this course Victoria will explore sensory based ideas on how to:  
    • Expose individuals with PMLD to the different types of weather through the senses, in a safe and therapeutic environment. 
    • Connect individuals with PMLD to science and outdoor learning through measurement and observation of the weather. 
    • Increase awareness and understanding of the different types of weather and the associated items we may need, whilst providing the sensory explorer the opportunity to voice their sensory preferences through making choices and rejections during the exploration of themed weather boxes. 
    • Share sensory ideas and inspiration for fun and engaging weather themed, sensory extension activities. 
      Victoria will also share a full resourced, step-by-step multisensory story, ideal used as a circle time resource or activity starter song.  The course will promote engagement of the PMLD student though communication, exploration, anticipation and showing sensory preferences through making choices and rejections. 
  • 2 Modules

    Supporting Autistic People with Problem Solving

    In this 5-minute video, I demonstrate a visual strategy to support autistic students with problem-solving. This strategy involves generating various solutions to problems and exploring the consequences of each one to decide which solution is the best and why.

  • 6 Modules

    Simple Steps Towards Autism Friendly Classrooms

    This course will help you to understand why classrooms can be difficult places to be and to learn for autistic students. Gray shares with you a range of ideas and changes that we can make to help.
  • 1 Module

    How to be your School’s Autistic Champion

    This is a recording of a past webinar, Autism specialist Jodie Smitten will talk about how the steps that you can take to lead on…
  • 7 Modules

    Spot and Support Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

    This course has been developed to give you an overview of the key signs to spot in those who may have Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). We will also consider some of the ways we can support those experiencing this spectrum of disorders - given its complexity and life long nature, when to seek further support and how you can work with parents and carers.
  • 7 Modules

    OCD & Intrusive Thoughts: How to Help Your Child

    This course has been developed to give you an overview of the key signs to spot in those who might be experiencing intrusive thoughts and OCD. We will also consider some of the ways we can support those experiencing intrusive thoughts and OCD, when to seek further support and how you can work with parents and carers.
  • 8 Modules

    Anxiety: Helping Your Autistic Child to Help Themselves

    Anxiety is very much part of growing up and is something that we will all face at some point in our lives. However, Autistic children can experience Anxiety more intensely and more frequently than other children. Throughout the following modules, we will consider how best to support children with Autism.  
  • 8 Modules

    Supporting Attainment in Maths for Pupils with Autism

    In this course you'll explore a range of practical strategies for supporting autistic learners to reach their potential in maths.
  • 9 Modules

    An Introduction to PDA or Demand Avoidance. A Parent and Carers’ Guide

    In this course you will learn about the characteristics of PDA, a profile of the autism spectrum. Children who present as demand avoidant will also have high levels of anxiety, making everyday tasks seem overwhelming to them and result in refusing, withdrawing or shutting down to avoid doing things. This can be very challenging as a parent and is often be overlooked or misinterpreted. We will look at all the ways that a child may present with PDA and how to spot the triggers alongside strategies to help support these children. While autism approaches may be helpful for addressing sensory issues we will also look at the flexible and collaborative approaches that are needed for the child who is demand avoidant. This course will help you to learn new creative strategies and knowledge to support the child at home and how to understand our children and support them in a way that works for them.
  • 7 Modules

    Why are so Many Autistic Girls Missed in School?

    In this course we explore why it can be hard to pick up on autism in girls.  We then consider some of the warning signs we can be looking out for and the practical steps we can take to support a girl if we believe she may be autistic. This on-demand course was inspired by a learn live session run by Pooky which over a thousand people registered to attend.
  • 1 Module

    Why Are So Many Autistic Girls Missed in School?

    This is a playback of a past live webinar.  Many girls on the autistic spectrum fly by under the radar.  During this session we’ll explore how autism presents in girls, why we so often miss it and what tell-tale signs we could be looking out for as well as thinking about what to do next if we suspect a girl might be on the spectrum.
  • 7 Modules

    Spot and Support ADHD

    This is a course for anyone new to ADHD and wanting to find out more about it. It aims to give you the basics so that you can start to identify pupils who may be displaying tendencies and work with those pupils to support their needs. We’ll therefore give you advice and simple ideas you can put into practice straight away and approaches to adapt and trial. It may be that the pupil needs further support so we’ll talk about what other avenues you may want to pursue. Great for teachers new to the profession, support staff or anyone wanting to check their understanding and support pupils to have the best possible outcomes.
  • 7 Modules

    Support Attainment in English for Autistic Pupils

    This is a course for anyone who is working with pupils with autistic tendencies or diagnosis. Following on from our ‘Spot and Support Autism’, we take a more in depth look at how being on the Autistic Spectrum can affect attainment in school. We will unpick the triad of impairment; the 3 core areas that help define ASC and develop our understanding of how a child may be operating within these. From here we can unpick the areas of the English curriculum which present the most challenges. Most importantly we’ll look at what practically we can do to support our pupils navigate what can often be a very difficult, confusing and unfulfilling journey. 
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