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Working Positively with Autistic Children in the Early Years

16.02.18 9:30 am
16.02.18 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £95.00 – £135.00

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A one-day course

This course offers participants a broader understanding of how autism can impact on early development, play and social interaction. This deeper understanding can underpin positive and progressive relationships with autistic children. Strategies for promoting engagement, play and language development are explored, along with positive responses to behaviours found in autism that can challenge professionals and families. This course is for all those working with autistic children and their families who wish to deepen their understanding and enlarge their skills base with this cohort of children.

The course will cover:

  • Current views on the nature and features of Autism
  • Evidence-based approaches in play, social development, family well-being and behaviour
  • Strategies to support communication and shared attention

About the Trainer

Gabrielle Eisele
Gabrielle Eisele is a BAPT qualified Play Therapist and has been working with children and young people across the UK for over 30 years. Gabrielle has worked with children and young people in such diverse roles as specialist advocate for disabled children and young people, special needs development worker, Adviser for the Family Fund Trust, Portage worker, secondary school teacher, college and university lecturer, and child worker for Women’s Aid, as well as providing training in all areas of child welfare and development, disability awareness and Autism across Wales.
Gabrielle’s academic background is in psychology, with a BSc (Hons), MSc in Psychology, Advanced Diploma in Positive Behaviour Support, MA in Developmental and Therapeutic Play and an MSc in Play Therapy. Gabrielle works in private therapy practice and is the director and founder of The Windfall Centre in mid-Wales.

Some of our previous course participants have made the following comments:

“Thought provoking, intelligent, very interesting”

“I can’t wait to get straight back and make up play baskets and communication passports!”

“I will take away and discuss many things with staff”

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