The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

What is ASD? How do children on the Autism Spectrum experience the world?


Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:15 - 16:00


Waltham Forest College (MALL / Mallinson Suite (Room 227)), 707 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JB


Educational Psychology Service

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• Introduction to the diagnostic criteria for ASD
• Understanding the psychological differences
• Understanding good ASD practise to support children


The course will explain The Triad of Impairment that define the criteria for diagnosis of ASD including sensory regulation. It will then explain the link between these observable behaviours and the underlying psychological processes: Theory of Mind, Executive Function and Central Coherence that affect the way a child experiences the world differently. This will a link between understanding the child and the good practise interventions to support children. Key interventions will be introduced.


A good understanding of what ASD is
Good practise interventions to provide an ASD supportive environment


Educators, Teachers, LSA’s, SENCO’s, Parents and EWO’s Early Help practitioners.