£25 – £60

Responsive Communication: sensory processing, communication and autism

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Llanarthne Village Hall

Llanarthne

Carmarthen

SA32 8JD

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Autistic people often experience sensory processing difficulties which can cause distress as well as severe physical pain. They may also find it difficult to use speech to communicate. As a result of their communication and sensory difficulties, many autistic people experience distress and isolation in their daily lives which, in turn, can lead to distress behaviours (sometimes referred to as “challenging behaviour”). These distress behaviours are often difficult for parents, carers and professionals to cope with or know how to respond to positively.

This training day will present the principles of Responsive Communication and illustrate them by means of film clips and a variety of interactive activities. The day will also provide an introduction to sensory processing and we will bring a variety of sensory resources and activities for you to experience. You will be given the opportunity to explore your own sensory profile and so to gain an insight into the sensory world of the autistic person you care for.

Responsive Communication is a combination of sensory based approaches and Intensive Interaction (using body language to communicate). It can reduce the autistic person’s experience of sensory pain, distress and isolation and increase their experience of wellbeing. Responsive Communication is really good at building emotional engagement between the autistic person and those around them.

The training will be delivered by Kate Richardson, a learning disabilities speech and language therapist as well as a director of Autism Wellbeing CIC. There are limited places available, so book early!

FAQs

Do I need to bring my ticket with me?

Yes, please print off your ticket and bring it with you. If you're a student, you'll need to bring your student photo ID card with you.

What time do the doors open?

Doors open at 9.30am for a 10am start.

Will you provide refreshments?

Yes, coffee, tea and bisuits will be provided in the morning, lunchtime and afternoon breaks.

What about lunch?

Please bring your own packed lunch.

What about parking?

There is parking at the venue as well as plenty of on-street parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any queries, please contact Rorie Fulton, his email is rorie@autismwellbeing.org.uk or you can call him on 07393 664 048 on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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Llanarthne Village Hall

Llanarthne

Carmarthen

SA32 8JD

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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