Individuals on the autism spectrum have a sensory perception system that is different from their neuro-typical peers. Many individuals on the autism spectrum tend to be either over- or under-sensitive to the environment around them. Often, this acts as a barrier and distracts them in their learning and interaction with others. It can also contribute to behaviour challenges when they have difficulty managing their unusual sensory perception. It is difficult for caregivers who are usually neuro-typical to understand the challenges that individuals on the autism spectrum face in managing their sensory needs.
The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with an understanding of the different sensory issues and difficulties faced by individuals on the autism spectrum. With this understanding, participants can then learn how to support these individuals and accommodate for their difficulties.
Important: This workshop is not meant to replace the need for proper assessment and intervention programming for sensory issues.
Upon completion of the training workshop, participants will be able to:
- Have an understanding of the 8 common senses
- Be sensitive to the sensory difficulties in individuals on the autism spectrum
- Be aware of the impact of these difficulties on their child’s daily activities
- Provide support for their child on the autism spectrum through accommodation
Parents and Caregivers caring for children on the Autism Spectrum (Pre-schools or in Special Education Schools)
FEES AND SUBSIDIES
Full fee: S$78 per participant
(inclusive of GST and handout materials)