This unique 2 day online intensive autism training has particular emphasis on addressing fundamental movement skill training i.e. running, catching, kicking, balance etc. The package also comes with a downloadable “GetautismActive” handbook. . The moment piece will benefit from an “active” workshop later in the year too.
The training is divided as follows:
- ASD Awareness and Understanding: Develop a deep knowledge of ASD.
- Teaching and learning Interventions that can be used for children and adults with ASD: This module provides an outline of different approaches that can support a student with ASD to learn and engage.
- Exploring and understanding Sensory Integration issues i.e. This module provides the background and supportive strategies to difficulties with integrating different senses for example sensitivity to sounds, smells, tastes, pressure, visual stimulation etc.
- Fundamental Movement Skill Training; this module explores the basics of how movement is taught and learned, how to assess different skills i.e. catching, hopping, balance; how to plan programmes, how to implement these programmes and finally how to evaluate progress. The “GetAutismActive”resource kit is also online and downloadable as a support for teaching each skill. It includes video demonstrations of each, a checklist of the parts of each movement, voice over prompts and a sample incidental teaching and learning section. The handbook provides a written version of the checklist and guidelines on how to reflect on each session and how to get feedback from students. These movement skills can be used throughout each day to help a student to regulate, feel better and engage with others.