PaCT workforce development

Course title: Autism supported learning programme support page

Induction workshop

The aims of the workshop are to:

  • Meet other delegates
  • Clarify outcomes & expectations
  • Introduce you to the course content
  • Demonstrate how to log on to the on-line system
  • Discuss the impact of this course on your organisation
  • Question and answer session
  • On-going support

Download a copy of the Induction presentation

Link to Statutory Guidance

Introductory phase

Complete the pre-course work prior to attending the 1st Facilitated Session

Read the Autism Act

Read the Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives document

Have a discussion with your manager about the Autism SLP about your expectations and learning and development goals in relation to the learning objectives of the programme.

Suggested questions for discussion:

  • What support do you need and what input will you require from other people?
  • What is your expectation of the course? What will it give you and how will it impact on how you train?
  • Have you thought about how your team might benefit from you participating in this programme?
  • How will we monitor the training implementation and effectiveness?

Update your reflective diary

1st Facilitated workshop

The delegate outcomes for the first facilitated session are:

  • Understand and identify the areas of the brain that may be affected by this developmental disorder and how this can impact on the individuals daily functioning
  • Understand how an individuals communication may be impaired and discuss strategy’s to support the individual
  • Identify sensory issues that adversely affect the individual
  • Analyse behaviours that challenge our services, exploring the reason behind the behaviours, and adopt strategies to support the individual
Reinforcing understanding pahse

1) Read handbook on problem based learning;

2) Prepare information on a champion case to present at the second facilitated day;

3) You can download our trainer's skill manual, which provides general advice and tips on training. It will take you through training from training needs analysis, course design, delivery and evaluation.

4) We encourage you to research some information on learning styles to support you in the delivery of training. We ask you to reflect on learning styles in your reflective diary.

There are many theories on learning styles, you may already be aware of these from previous training courses. The theory that we will be focusing on for this course is VAK. This is quite a straight forward theory and commonly used among trainers. It is base on the early models of neuro-linguistic programming.

That is not to say it is the only theory or the best. That would be up to you to decide. If you would like to know more about some of the other learning theories, we suggest you take a look at Honey and Mumford and Kolb's theory as well as multiple intelligence theory.

If you have completed the VAK questionnaire on another SLP you don't need to repeat the exercise. Instead you could reflect on how knowing your learning style has influenced your training delivery or your preparation for your delivery on this SLP. You might also want to look at different learning styles, such as Honey & Mumford's learning styles.

2nd Facilitated workshop

The aims of the second facilitated session are:

The aim of this session is to understand and develop your skills to apply practice based learning in the workplace.

Outcomes:

  • To develop skills to enhance colleague’s learning
  • Implement strategies to become critical thinkers
  • Manage information to ensure it is current, reliable, person centred and supports the national autism strategy
  • Implement problem based learning to identify future workforce development needs to support people with autism
  • Embed reflective practice within an organisation
  • Inform and influence the development and review of the organisations strategy to support people with autism

Don’t forget to complete your reflective diary to be handed in at the Reflective Follow-up Session on Day 4

Learning in practice

The Learning in Practice phase will take you approximately 12 hours (including delivering a course within your organisation).

Within this stage you need to:

Deliver a training course - using the workbook and learning from the two facilitated days. Delegates are to demonstrate how they have incorporated various learning styles and their discussions behind this thinking. Delegates will be asked to discuss this at the Reflective Follow-up Session on Day 4.

Follow-up workshop

Following your practice session we will be holding a session for delegates and their managers to review their learning during the programme and identifying their next steps.

  • Review practice training sessions with peers
  • Feedback key opportunities & issues
  • Identify areas where the training could be improved and/or adapted
  • Discuss and agree ways of sustaining an ongoing in-house training and development programme
Dates & venues

Intake 1

Day 1 Intro - 14 May, 2012 at Hampshire County Concil, Winchester - 09:30 - 12:00

Day 2 1st Faciliatated Session - 23 May, 2012 at ADRC, Southampton - 09:30 16:30

Day 3 2nd Facilitated Session - 6 June, 2012 at ADRC Southampton - 09:30 - 16:30

Day 4 Reflective Follow-up Session - 2 July, 2012 at Hampshire County  Council, Winchester - 09:30 - 12:00


Intake 2

Day 1 Intro - 4 September, 2012 at Hampshire County Council, Winchester - 09:30 - 12:00

Day 2 1st Facilitated Session - 12 September, 2012 at ADRC, Southampton - 09:30 - 16:30

Day 3 2nd Facilitated Session - 3 October, 2012 at ADRC, Southampton - 09:30 - 16:30

Day 4 Reflective Follow-up Session - 31 October, 2012 at Hampshire County Council, Winchester - 09:30 - 12:00


Intake 3

Day 1 Intro - 9 January, 2013 at Hampshire County Council, Winchester - 09:30 - 12:00

Day 2 1st Facilitated Session - 16 January, 2013 at ADRC, Southampton - 09:30 - 16:30

Day 3 2nd Facilitated Session - 6 February, 2013 at ADRC, Southampton - 09:30 - 16:30

Day 4 Reflective Follow-up Session - 6 March, 2013 at Hampshire County Council, Winchester - 09:30 - 12