Intensive Interaction and Challenging Behaviour – A case study

The following is a case study of a female client, SA, who has diagnosis of severe learning disabilities, autism and associated communication difficulties. SA is non-verbal and communicates through objects of reference, body language and challenging behaviour, in form of self injury behaviour or aggression to others. Some of the challenging behaviours include banging her head, biting and scratching areas …

Times change…………..

Liaise Loddon is about to be twenty years old and Loddon School is now about 27 years old but my life in the world of autism and education goes back much further! So a potted history of the changes in education and care. My teaching career started 55 years ago when autism had only been identified for 20 years. My …

What is Autism?

Autism …… is a lifelong condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people means differences and difficulties in three main areas known as the “Triad of Impairment”: social communication: problems using and understanding verbal & body language social interaction: problems in recognising and understanding other people’s feelings, and in managing their own social imagination: problems …

Do you know how your senses work?

If you know or work with somebody with autism, you’ll know that they often find it difficult to process everyday sounds, sights and smells. It can have a profound effect on someone’s life. Did you know you have major seven senses? Sight Sound Touch Taste Smell Balance Body awareness Some people are under- or over-sensitive in any or all of …