SPELL stands for Structure, Positive approaches and expectations, Empathy, Low arousal, and Links. This course looks at each framework element, with practical examples illustrating each component.
These five principles have been identified as vital elements of best practice in autism and emphasise ways to change the environment and our approaches, to meet the specific needs of autistic children and adults.
This course is ideal for anyone working with autistic children or adults looking to develop their understanding of best practices in supporting autistic people using the SPELL approach.
A prior understanding of autism is required for this course.
SPELL 1 – Understanding people on the autism spectrum
This day will focus on understanding autism and how it affects people with autism and their families.
SPELL 2 – Supporting people on the autism spectrum
This day will provide detailed information on how to use the SPELL framework.