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Staff Training

Attention Autism

Trainer Debbie New SEN Teacher

This is a programme that was developed by Gina Davis, a speech and language specialist, to support the development of attention and focus in autistic children. Attention Autism is a programme that we run at school usually two or three times a week. The programme is designed to build up attention levels and encourage the children to be able to focus on activities not of their choice. The sessions move on to turn taking and carrying out tasks independently. The programme begins with stage 1, which is designed to grab the children’s attention and get them to focus on an object for increasing amounts of time. In stage 2 the children are presented with an exciting activity which encourages them to focus for longer and supports further development of vocabulary. In stage 3 the children are supported to shift their attention by taking a turn and in stage 4 they watch a modelled activity before completing it independently. We have found that by following the programme regularly the children are more able to focus during learning tasks during the school day.

Course will run for 60 minutes and is free to schools within Swindon, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Sensory Needs

Trainer - Kerry Pleasant SEN Teacher

This course focuses on the seven senses and what they may look like with the children we work with. We look at over and under responsive behaviours for each sense and ways to support the child based on this.

Course will run for 60 minutes and is free to schools within Swindon, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Working With Children Who Have Experienced Childhood Trauma

Trainer - Liz Howell SEN Teacher

This training looks at how childhood trauma affects a child's ability to learn and thrive, their ability to relate to others and how trauma impacts their physical and psychological development.
Drawing on academic research and personal experience it will offer an understanding of Toxic Stress and the survival strategies employed by traumatised children to cope as they grow up. These factors form the background to understanding the challenging and dysregulated behaviours which traumatised children can present with. Participants are invited to consider students and young people in their own care and to consider how knowledge gained in the training might be applied to help them."

Course will run for 60 minutes and is free to schools within Swindon, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

 

Date page last updated : 6 July 2022

 

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