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Our Trainings

All of our trainings can be delivered to your team and organisation. Get in touch to discuss your needs.

Supporting communication in the classroom (primary aged Autistic children)

- Barriers to equitable participation in the classroom

- The dark side of rewards and punishment in the classroom

-The harms of Social Skills Training 

- Key aspects of supportive classrooms

- Moving beyond 'off the shelf' generic autism strategies ​

- Learning about Universal Design for Learning

- Supporting autonomous learners in the classroom

- Considerations for enabling neurodiverse group working

- Addressing the Double Empathy problem on a school/class wide basis

Supporting communication needs of Autistic teenagers

  • Understanding Autistic masking

  • Understanding situational non-speaking

  • Understanding interpersonal victimisation and bullying

  • Support for Autistic teens to navigating friendships

  • Using Spoon Theory to help support self-advocacy and wellbeing

Supporting Autistic communication using the Neurodiversity Paradigm

  • Understand ableism and privilege, and how they underpin most SLT interventions

  • Critique the historic evidence base e.g., Theory of Mind

  • Problems with standardised testing - what are the limitations?

  • Understand what Autistic communication looks like

  • Strategies that honour Autistic communication styles

  • Strategies that supporting attention and processing differences

Speech and Language Therapy Outcomes

  • Consider how behavioural models of SLT practice lead to outcomes that fail Autistic students

  • Reflecting on the limitations of Autism interventions related to play and communication

  • Neurodivergent-Affirming goal-setting

  • Goals that lead to authenticity, agency, autonomy, acceptance

  • Examples of affirming goals and outcomes

Introduction to the Neurodiversity Paradigm

  • How the medical / pathology model harms Neurodivergent people

  • What the Neurodiversity Paradigm looks like

  • Language and terminology professionals need to be using

  • The link between trauma and neurodivergence

  • How to support Neurodivergent students: strategies and approaches

  • Examples of Neurodivergent-Affirming practice

Supporting Multi-modal communication 

  • Learn how to support Autistic non-speaking / semi-speaking / Situationally Mute children

  • Factors that make communication difficult

  • Forms of multi-modal communication

  • Terminology and language preferences

  • AAC myths

  • AAC research

  • Introduction to AAC assessment and implementation

  • Key considerations for Gestalt Language Processors

Past Trainings

Emotional Safety

Creating Neurodivergent-Affirming environments

  • Understand the factors that contribute to stress and dysregulation in the Neurodivergent student

  • The links between trauma and neurodivergence

  • The harms of behaviourism

  • How to build emotionally safe and validating relationships with Neurodivergent students

  • Learn about trauma-informed practice

  • Learn how to create accessible environments for Neurodivergent children and adults

  • Ableism in the classroom, healthcare, workplace

  • Oppressive and inaccessible environments

  • Features of Neurodivergent-Affirming environments

  • How to advocate for disability needs of the people you support

  • Universal Design and equity

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