I have had a few topics in mind for this week,s blog and apologies that it is later in the week than usual.
I could use this blog to talk about coronavirus as it’s on everybody’s minds whether at home, at school, at work or in the supermarket buying toilet roll!!!
However, autism act has had an amazing 10 days or so and as a result, I am spreading some positive vibes for the end the week. Let’s not focus on the doom and gloom.
autism act has had an amazing 10 days or so for one main reason and that reason is training. Many of you who have read my previous blogs will know that training is very important to me and the ethos of autism act. All of my training packages now start with the same quote by Mark Lever, Chief Executive of the National Autistic Society…
Every teacher deserves the right training and every autistic child needs a teacher who understands them
Training is vital to securing better outcomes for our autistic children and young people. autism act is dedicated to supporting you to support the children through training.
Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of delivering training to Hadleigh Infant and Nursery School. They are a school I know very well and have built good relationships with staff through previous training provided as part of the local authority specialist teacher team.
I delivered Supporting Emotional Regulation as a staff meeting, with a focus on the Zones of Regulation. The school would like to put in place but recognised the difficulty in achieving this without any training. With everyone attending the event, it gave rise to discussion about how it would work for their individual school. I delivered a more bespoke approach to meet the needs of the school and they are taking their new knowledge forward to implement for September 2020.
This Wednesday was another training event and this time, the focus was sensory processing. This was a whole day that helped delegates understand sensory processing and sensory perception in more detail, apply this knowledge to an individual they support and then receive some input on setting up a sensory circuit. The training was a mixture of information giving, discussion and activities. Again, delegates left the training with new knowledge and ideas, feeling confident to put strategies in place.
If you follow the Facebook page, you will see the announcement of training events either taking place in schools or at Hadleigh Old Fire Station.
The NAS research shows that 58% of autistic youngsters say a teacher who understands them would make a huge difference to their school experience.
That’s one good reason for autism act to be out there delivering training!