“Play is not the obverse of work; it is the work of children, who must discover the world through activity on it with others” – Rita Jordan and Sarah Libby, University of Birmingham
Coaching and mentoring for Early Years practitioners
I offer a six week package for pre-school settings (1 hour per week). I work closely with key practitioners and the child, covering essential information about autism, demonstrating successful strategies and discovering the best ways to engage your unique child.
“[Sue] is incredibly patient and calm which is invaluable when working with children. As a professional I have learnt a lot from Sue which I have used myself as a Primary School Teacher and continue to do so. I cannot recommend her enough” – Bethany, Teacher
Training workshops for Early Years practitioners
- “Towards an understanding of autism” – a whistlestop tour covering the essentials for staff working with autistic children. Exploring how the diagnostic criteria inform and influence us. Staff will develop their understanding of autism, will consider how autism is expressed in their pupils and will begin to reflect on their own practice. Plenty of examples of how I learned the hard way!
- “Finding the fun” – understanding how sensory, social and communication differences in autism affect play development. Ideas and strategies to engage autistic children and to develop their play skills in a positive and meaningful way.
- “Tackling the tricky bits” – developing awareness of how autistic characteristics can lead to behaviour that concerns us. Training in strategies that usually help and guidance for thinking it through for individual children, with an emphasis on respect for each child’s uniqueness.
“Sue Goldman is one of those exceptional teachers that you travel great distances to work with. She is a talented and creative teacher who brings a wealth of expertise to her work but never fails to see the child first.” – Gina Davies, Founder of the Attention Autism programme
“Sue’s knowledge about autism and how it impacts on people’s lives (not just the person but the family and friends too) is priceless” – Michael, Teacher