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Effective Communication, Autism & Asperger's Event in Oxford
Friday, 8 Jan 2016
Autism Oxford UK presents Effective Communication, Autism and Asperger's, a one day event taking place in Oxford. Speakers at the event include Olga Bogdashina Ph.D. MA Ed, lecturer and author of 'Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome' and 'Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome'. Also featuring Autism Oxford’s Autistic Training Team, NAS Professional Award Finalists in 2014 & 2015.
Olga Bogdashina: Communication Issues in Autism: Do We Speak the Same Language?
‘Difficulty with language and communication is one of the defining features of autism.
We’ll investigate language peculiarities and development in autism from the perspective of different sensory perceptual processes and cognitive styles. We will be able to see then that people with autism do communicate, though sometimes their attempts to transmit information are unnoticed by non-autistic people. Autistic people do not lack communicative intent, but often use unconventional means of communication.
The sensory perceptual experience of autistic children and adults differs from that of non-autistic individuals. Their original internal language (as a tool of formulating and expressing thoughts) consists of ‘sensory perceptual words’. This ‘language’ becomes central to their intellectual, emotional and social development. It is important to identify each autistic individual’s non-verbal language – which can be visual, tactile, kinaesthetic, etc. – in order to establish a shared means of verbal communication.
To communicate successfully we have to speak the same language. Teaching autistic individuals ‘our’ language and systems of social interaction is not good enough; we have to learn ‘their’ language(s) and communication systems too.’
Saturday 6th February 2016, 9.45am for 10.30am – 4pm
The Kings Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0ES
Booking rates, including refreshments:
Professionals: £75 plus vat; People with ASC & Family Members: £60 plus vat
Concession rate: £45 plus vat
Handouts will be emailed for you to print in advance
Bring your own lunch
Group Discount: 20% off for groups of 5 or more professionals
For fast, easy, secure booking: http://www.autismoxford.org.uk
Concessions may be available to those who cannot afford booking fee