Presentation on theme: "Creativity in supporting pupils with autistic spectrum disorders."— Presentation transcript:
1 Creativity in supporting pupils with autistic spectrum disorders. Nicky Kennedy (Billing Brook School)Francesca Shears (Northgate School Arts College)
2 The New Triad of Impairments Sensory IssuesFlexibilitySocial Interaction & Communication
3 The Seven Senses Sight Touch Smell Taste Sound Vestibular sense – helps with balanceProprioception – body awareness and co-ordination ability
4 Sensory IssuesMany people with ASD are monotropic – utilise one sense at a timeThis can take the form ofhypersensitivity – become uncomfortable when experiencing minor encountersORhyposensitivity – when a child is underwhelmed by the world
6 Work system Where do I have to be? What is happening? How long will it last?What’s next?
7 Environment Sensory considerations Minimise visual distractions Work stations/areasWhere to sit?Individual needs
8 Time OutImportant for individuals to know there is a ‘safe’ place/area if they need itShould not be used as a negative.Somewhere with no demands.
9 Organisation Check the person has correct equipment Do not assume that just because a person with ASD has been told what to do they will know what to do, or how to do it.Clear concise instructions – post it notes!!Break down the task
10 Difficult times Reduce language De-escalate Distract Introduce a different personWithdraw from situation
11 Behaviour Reminders of how to behave. Support in knowing how to improve behaviour.Behaviour very often can be a reaction to stress.Consistent approach.Know the individual.
13 Top Tips Address the individual by name Keep sentences/instructions simpleAllow time for information to be processedDo not offer too many choicesStick to boundariesDo not force eye contact.Remember a person with ASD can be very literal.Be consistent.