Sensory Issues Associated with Autism and strategies to Deal with Them Webinar
Up to 90% of autistic children have sensory processing problems. This webinar will detail the sensory impairments that often accompany autism. It will help participants to identify behaviours in your child that may be a result of hyper or hypo sensory processing functioning.
Once we understand how sensory processing issues work and how they can affect a child’s behaviour and ability to learn, lots of practical, evidence-based ideas to help children regulate their sensory system will be discussed.
Hosted By: Libby Conroy
With over 14 years of experience in the area of Special Needs, particularly focused on the Autism Spectrum, Libby Conroy (Primary School Special Needs Teacher), is an expert in this area and has garnered a wealth of both educational & hands-on experience relating to the academic education, emotional, behavioural & communication development of children with additional needs.
In 2012 she completed her Masters of Education with a specialism in Autism, she also completed a Post Grad in Autism. Over the years she has gathered a wealth of experience using the following teaching and behavioural strategies in the classroom: TEACCH, Social Stories™, PECS, and LAMH to name but a few.
As well as her career in the classroom, she delivers courses that support professionals & parents alike. Libby is driven by the success of her students & clients and is passionate about ensuring children, across all levels, reach their highest potential. She prides herself in seeing and understanding the child as opposed to the “label” and advocates this methodology in the varying strategies that she teaches and informs others on.
Guest Speaker: Dr. David Jordan
Dr. David Jordan graduated with a Ph.D. in geology from Trinity College, Dublin in 2008. In 2002, during the early stages of his Ph.D., he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. He helped set up peer a support program for university students with Asperger’s Syndrome in collaboration with Dr Rita Honan and he founded in 2002 the first social group for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and autism in Ireland. This group continues to meet weekly, on Zoom. Over 200 people on the autism spectrum have attended over the years. Dr Jordan appeared in an RTE TV documentary about Asperger’s Syndrome in 2005 and has given several radio interviews. He also presents to parents, teachers and psychologists at conferences several times a year describing his experiences growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome.
DATE: Taking Bookings for ALL webinars for Sept 2021
Cost: €20, places are limited
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