“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 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 for Early Years practitioners
- “Towards an understanding of autism” – a whistle-stop tour covering the essentials for staff working with autistic children. Listening to and learning from autistic voices. Staff will deepen their understanding of autism, will consider how it is expressed in their pupils and will begin to reflect on their own practice.
- “Finding the fun” – understanding how cognitive, sensory, social and communication differences influence play development. Ideas for engaging autistic children meaningfully, in a way that values their existing play skills. Inspiring curiosity!
- “Tackling the tricky bits” – developing awareness of how autistic characteristics might 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’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