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Introduction to Autism
in Children and Young People

Wednesday 16 August 2017
10am - 4pm

 


Introduction

This course is an introduction to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children and young people.
 
The course will include the latest understanding of the major features of ASD and the ways in which they manifest themselves in children and young people. In addition, strategies used to support children with ASD will be considered.

 

Aims

To increase awareness of ASD in children and young people
To build confidence and competence when working with children and young people with ASD and their families
To explore case studies to consider whether or not children have ASD traits and to problem solve difficulties children with ASD may experience

 

Training methods

PowerPoint presentation, video, case studies and group discussions.

 

Learning outcomes

You will:
Gain a better understanding of ASD in children and young people
Learn about current diagnostic pathways in Fife
Have an increased knowledge of useful resources for families and professionals
Have a greater understanding of strategies to support children and young people with ASD

 

Who should attend?

Anyone working with children, young people and their families, who wants to find out more about ASD.
 
Please note: priority will be given to people working with children, young people and their families in Fife.

 

 

Venue: Playfield Institute, Stratheden Hospital, Cupar
Date: Wednesday 16 August 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: Free to all Fife based delegates (£50 to anyone outwith Fife)
Facilitators: Dr Katrina Johnston, Clinical Psychologist
  Rona Mackintosh, Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology