Understanding Children on the Autistic Spectrum

– in order to Support their Development

£100 pp  Including refreshments and lunch

Presented by Dr Sam Littlemore

This one-day training will enable participants to develop an awareness of a range of conditions that can have a significant impact on a child / young person’s  development, and be able to provide effective support and sign-posting.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Define the terms “learning disability” and “learning difficulty”
  • Define the terms autism, Asperger syndrome and autistic spectrum
  • Identify some of the possible causes of learning disability and a number of learning difficulties (e.g. autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyspraxia, etc.)
  • Identify the core difficulties experienced by people with learning disabilities and explain how to provide effective support
  • Describe the key features of autism (including the “triad of impairments”)
  • Consider the experience of people with autism – communication and interaction, the sensory world, obsessions, repetitive behaviours and routines
  • Identify key features of some of the other more common developmental disorders (e.g. ADHD and dyspraxia) and how these impact on the individual’s experience of the world
  • Explain how to provide effective support and build on people’s strengths, abilities and talents using a person-centred approach
  • Describe the range of services available and how to refer to other professionals / agencies for more specialist advice, guidance and support.

To enrol, email training@hhhs.net or call 01942 403050

Hawkley Course Booking Form


Facilitator – Dr Sam Littlemore

Available dates:

29th November 2019
26th June 2020

Training runs from 9.30am until 4pm -
includes lunch and refreshments