The term 'Low Arousal' get used a lot in the world of autism settings and services. But what does it mean? This workshop will help practitioners and supporters in education/health/social care anticipate needs, and create safe spaces where autistic individuals can thrive, not just survive. This work isn't about changing who someone is. It's about understanding their unique sensory world, their learning strengths and preferences and communication and support needs. Overwhelmingly, ‘low-arousal’ means an environmental or ecological approach. This interactive and empowering workshop will cover the four main elements of the 'low-arousal approach':
Learning and activity
AVAILABLE AS HALF/WHOLE DAY 'FACE TO FACE' OR 2 HOUR ONLINE ZOOM SESSIONS
Misunderstandings and myths about low-arousal
Using visual supports
Adapting to the SLCN in autism, across the spectrum.
Autism-friendly environments - what are they and why are they needed?
Focussing attention and avoiding anxiety
‘Ergonomics’ and your environment
Self regulation, self advocacy and resilience
Promoting a systematic, problem solving approach in partnership with the person
Low arousal support styles
What does ‘Consistent’ mean?
Using the Support Super Seven and other Person Centered Thinking tools
Getting into partnership with the person
Low arousal approach to activity/learning through Positive Programme Planning
Adapting to the thinking and learning strengths and preferences in autism
What will I learn?
After you have attended this workshop you will:
- Know why autistic people sometimes need the support of a low-arousal environment, support approach, communication style and activity plan.
- Have a broader more useful understanding of ‘low-arousal’ as it applies to education/health or social care settings
- Understand the difference between low-arousal and no-arousal
- Be able to access and use tools that put a low-arousal approach into action
- Understanding how to adapt and augment your communication with autistic people
- Know how to provide a a structured, balanced programme of activity and learning
- Have a deeper appreciation of what makes for effective, consistent, empathetic support
- Understand how to adapt and augment the environment for autistic people
Who is it for?
Carers and support staff from education, health and social care. The workshop can be adapted for parent/carer audiences
All our autism and learning disability training is mapped to the Core Capabilities Framework for staff in health, social care, and other sectors.
Trainer presentation, video, discussion and post-course resources and activity.
Available as a half/whole day 'face to face' workshop or a 2 hour live online via Zoom
How do I book?
You can book an in-service workshop day for your team at £865 + VAT for up to 25 learners. Click 'Book a workshop' above.
We work with you to determine the learning needs of your team and adapt our interactive workshops accordingly.
Whatever workshop you chose we guarantee that your training will be delivered by an experienced, skilled trainer.
We can help with evaluating the effectiveness of the training and give you a report based on both the experiences of your learners and the trainer.
If you want certificates of attendance - we do those too!