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23-5097-SPR-Sensory Processing Issues Associated with Autism - Guest Speaker Dr. David Jordan

23-5097-SPR-Sensory Processing  Issues Associated with Autism  -  Guest Speaker Dr. David Jordan

Sensory Processing  Issues Associated with Autism 

This seminar will detail the sensory impairments that can affect up to 90% of autistic children. It will help participants to identify behaviours in  the classroom that may be a result of sensory processing problems.

Once we understand how sensory processing issues can affect a child's behaviour and ability to learn, lots of examples of activities to help to regulate sensory systems will be given with practical ways to adapt them into your daily schedules and classroom.

This course is delivered by SEN (Special Educational Needs) Teacher Ms. Libby Conroy (Masters. Ed. Specialising in ASD and SEN). Libby has over 12 years’ experience in this area of education and through this has gathered a wealth of practical, hands on skills that can be adapted to any special needs setting.

Libby is passionate about encouraging an understanding and positive approach to students on the spectrum.

Guest Speaker Dr. David Jordan graduated with a Ph.D. in geology from Trinity College, Dublin in 2008. In 2002, during the early stages of his Ph.D. he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.

He helped set up peer a support program for university students with Asperger's Syndrome in collaboration  with Dr. Rita Honan and he founded in 2002 the first social group for adults with Asperger's Syndrome and autism in Ireland. This group continues to meet weekly, on Zoom.  Over 200 people on the autism spectrum have attended over the years.

Dr. Jordan appeared in an RTE TV documentary about Asperger's Syndrome in 2005 and has given several radio interviews. He also presents to parents, teachers and psychologists at conferences several times a year describing his experiences growing up with Asperger's Syndrome.


A link to access the course will be emailed to you prior to the course.

If you wish to cancel your place you can do so by clicking on the cancellation link at the bottom of your booking confirmation email. 

Cancellation Policy:

Please note, the fee for this course is non-refundable. By booking a place you agree to these terms.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 30-05-2023 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 30-05-2023 8:30 pm
Capacity 100
Cut off date 30-05-2023 2:15 pm
Fee €5.00
Select Hours 1.5
Speaker Libby Conroy and Dr. David Jordan
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