Robyn Steward

Training for Further education

Robyn Steward provides training for post 16 education providers whether they area  further education college of 6th form, the training is practical she can deliver for staff as well as students on a range of topics including autism wariness, communication and teaching strategies. 

I do half and full day bookings, you can mix and match between topics and workshops for staff as well as young people and/or parents.Below is just a starting point to give you ideas if there is something you want specifically then please get in touch.

Autism awarness

This course can be used as a refresher or as a start to a persons learning around Autism. it highlights what the areas of difficulty and ability can be for autistic people, communication , sensory and behaviour strategies are discussed. This course is practical and will give staff tools which can be implemented right away.

College from a person not just a textbook.

College was a transformative experience for me, and can offer a valid alternatives for many Autistic people who may find the stress and a anxiety around exams problematic and be better in a more vocational enrichment . Some people may also be able to access funding to be able to travel to a college with specialist provision for Autistic students.

Super Safe Living 

College can mean greater Independence  and in sometimes greater expectations for doing things on your own, this can be a difficult adjustment for Autistic people and require learning a lot of new skills. In this course we explore where the greater risks for Autistic people vs non Autistic people might be , such as theory of mind ( understanding peoples perspective, motives) and how these relate to everyday situations such as friendships, work placements and managing money etc.

Transition is often just thought about into a new setting , however we transition between activities, sensory environments and metal states throughout a day , going to college can mean greater more varied transitions , this course allows delegates to explore what transitions learners go through and what strategies can be used to help .

Transition happens all day

This workshop is specifically for settings that have students / learners who have diffcility with theory of mind but want to become independent , we explore what theory of mind is , and what can be done to equip students with ways of dealing with everyday situations.