Autism & Anxiety: How do we support pupils?
Time & Location
About the Event
This session will help you in your ability and confidence to support pupils with that have Autism but also suffer with Anxiety related issues within the class. 40% of children with autism are more likely to suffer with autism yet a lot of the traditional approaches to support children with anxiety are not designed to autism friendly. How can children with autism and anxiety get the right help to boost their resilience and cope with the demands of the classroom?
This session will be useful for all staff (mental health leads, primary, secondary and further education professionals) work with children that have autism or anxiety related problems. Suitable for teachers, teaching assistants, pastoral staff
What the session will cover:
- The different types of anxiety and how it presents in children with autism
- Causes of anxiety
- Pathological demand avoidance (PDA)
- Support strategies to implement to help children with PDA and autism