Thursday, 16 May 2019

Autism Awareness Training for Staff

This week, as part of our continuing professional development in Special Educational Needs, Hacton staff attended the second of two Autism training sessions run by Dr Jamie Galpin - Developmental Psychologist from The Bridge School, Islington. Over the two sessions, Dr Galpin has provided an extremely informative insight into Autism, looking at Areas of Difference, Theory of Mind and Central Coherence. He then shared useful strategies such as Social Stories, Comic Strip Conversations and the Incredible 5 Point Scale: methods which can be used to support all children, not just those living and learning with Autism.