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Successful Secondary Transition
for Children with Autism and Communication Difficulties
Summer term can be stressful for Year 6 children, with secondary school on the horizon. This can be a particularly difficult time for children with communication difficulties, their families, and those who work with them. My two-hour training session offers practical advice and support to help staff and parents to prepare children for secondary school. This session covers the following areas:

  • Differences between schools
  • Communication passports
  • Timetables and maps
  • Being organised
  • Friends and bullies
  • Active listening
  • Independence skills

  • Duration: Two hours
    Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists and parents
    Cost: £240 plus travel costs



    Introduction to Autism
    Autism is a fascinating and complex condition which affects many families and classrooms. This session will provide an introduction to what autism is, the types of difficulties and special skills that an autistic person may have, how these skills and difficulties can impact on daily life, and how a Speech and Language Therapist can support the child, education setting, and family.

    Duration: Two hours
    Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists and parents
    Cost: £240 plus travel costs



    Introduction to Speech and Language Therapy
    Speech, Language and Communication needs can have a major impact on children's education, social-emotional development and family life. In this session I will discuss a range of communication difficulties, their possible impact, and how a Speech and Language Therapist can help.

    Duration: Two hours
    Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists and parents
    Cost: £240 plus travel costs



    Using iPads with Autistic Children
    Children almost universally love iPads, and they can be a great tool for working with children with special needs. But the App Store has a confusing array of software, and it's hard to know where to start.

    In this session, I aim to demystify the use of iPads, exploring:
  • The App Store
  • Security settings
  • Accessibility options
  • Using iPads as interactive whiteboards and learning tools
  • The potential benefits of using iPads with autistic children.

    The session concludes with a practical demonstration of apps which can be used when working with autistic children, covering a range of difficulties including attention and listening, social interaction, comprehension and language.

    Duration: Two hours
    Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists and parents
    Cost: £240 plus travel costs



  • Introduction to Lego therapy
    Lego therapy is a technique used with groups of three children supported by one or more adults. Each child is given a specific role and responsibility to carry out in order to build a Lego model. This motivating activity encourages shared focus, listening, communication, negotiating, sharing, turn-taking, giving and following instructions, and building relationships with others.

    In this session, I will introduce the background and potential benefits of Lego therapy, and explore the roles carried out by each child within the group setting.

    Duration: One hour
    Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists and parents
    Cost: £120 plus travel costs