The Hub: Theatre 2

Learn new strategies and approaches for the home and classroom in The Hub: Theatre 2.

Hub 2

Last year’s programme included presentations on subjects such as enabling learners to prepare for adulthood and employment; transition into adult services; autism and dyscalculia; how to improve learning ability in children with ASD; and tackling sensory and motor challenges.

The Hub: Theatre 2 has a seating capacity of 80 and sound is relayed to the audience through wireless headsets to reduce noise levels in the hall.

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive as early as possible before the session you wish to attend to save disappointment.

Please note that the 2018 programme is yet to be announced but you can view last year’s programme by clicking below.

Friday 16th June 2017

10.20 – 10.40

Creating visual social stories while out and about

Amy Follows, Education Manager at Widgit Software

10.45 – 11.05

Identifying developmental dyscalculia in pupils with autism spectrum condition

Karima Esmail, Curriculum Director of Dynamo Maths

11.10 – 11.30

Making sense of self injury

Angela Stanton-Greenwood, TCI Consultant to Cornell University, New York, USA

11.35 – 11.55

Applied behaviour analysis: A flexible, individualised, and collaborative approach to support individuals with complex behavioural needs

Catherine Browne MA BCBA, ABA Consultant at Beam ABA Services

12.00 – 12.20

Work experience – The impact on learner outcomes

Sarah Sherwood, Director of SEN at LVS Hassocks and LVS Oxford

12.25 – 12.45

What does the diagnosis of ASC mean in the classroom

Julian Roberts, Vice Principal of West Heath School

12.50 – 13.10

Challenges and opportunities in supporting the needs of students in schools. Current issues and research

Sue Sheppard, Senior Educational Psychologist at Real Psychology

13.15 – 13.35

Motivation and organisational skills for KS2/3

Susan O’Connor, SENCO at TTS Group

13.40 – 14.00

Getting better behaviour through sensory regulation and speech and language therapy

Victoria Germain, Speech and Language Therapist, and Carla Webber, Therapy Associate at Integrated Therapy Life

14.05 - 14.25

An app for developing personalised timetables, social stories, patient journeys and independence

Jane Stroud, CEO of ActiVise Software

14.30 – 14.50

The importance of profiling the barriers to learning in people with autism

Alex Hurle, Project Lead for Autism Progress

14.55 - 15.15

Girls into women – A behaviour analyst’s approach to feminine hygiene and self-care

Rachel Turner and Sarah Larner, ABA Supervisors at BeyondAutism

15.20 – 15.40

Psychological interventions for adults with ASD

Dr Sarah Blainey, Lecturer/Senior Clinical Psychologist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

15.45 – 16.05

Developmental age and adults with autism – Helping professionals and families manage the complexities

Tracey Tyler, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead at Options Autism

16.10 – 16.30

Preventing disability discrimination in schools and making reasonable adjustments for children and young people on the autism spectrum

Liesel Batterham, Education Rights Service Coordinator at The National Autistic Society

16.35 - 16.55

Using practical skills to develop executive functioning for young adults with autism

Oliver Cheney, Principal of Glasshouse College and Argent College, part of Ruskin Mill Trust

Saturday 17th June 2017

10.20 – 10.40

Kaspar the social robot: Encouraging social interaction skills in children with autism

Dr Ben Robins, Senior Research Fellow, Adaptive Systems Research Group at The University of Hertfordshire

10.45 – 11.05

Developing early language and communication skills: A Tobii Dynavox perspective

Emily Webb, Speech and Language Therapist/Community Manager at Tobii Dynavox

11.10 – 11.30

Improving sensory processing – A practical way forward

Steven Michaëlis, CEO at the SAS Centre - Sensory Activation Solutions

11.35 – 11.55

Transition into adult services – Sharing a parent’s perspective

Anna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager of Home From Home Care

12.00 – 12.20

An extended theory of mind assessment and the insight this gives into our students

Tina Harris, Principal of Gretton School

12.25 – 12.45

A bespoke approach to wellbeing for young people on the autistic spectrum

Lisa Camilleri, Head Teacher of The Holmewood School, London

12.50 – 13.10

Autism Exchange: Exploring the barriers to employment facing young people with autism aged 18-24

Kevin Filby, Deputy Director of Service Development at Ambitious About Autism

13.15 – 13.35

How to find the right school

Bernadette John, SEN Director of The Good Schools Guide

13.40 – 14.00

Building Language using LEGO® Bricks  - A fun intervention based on LEGO® Therapy designed to improve severe language disorders

Dawn Ralph, Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, and Jacqui Rochester, Autism Practitioner at SENtree Training and Therapy

14.05 – 14.25

Overcoming barriers to inclusion

Andy Cutting, Specialist Exclusions and Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator at The National Autistic Society

14.30 – 14.50

Epilepsy in autism

Marie-Louise Irvine, Special Provision Tutor at Young Epilepsy

14.55 – 15.15

Joys and challenges of a child with autism: Helping my son progress from diagnosis at 18 months to almost 16 years old

Lesley Burton, Parent of a child with autism and Founder of SenseToys

15.20 - 15.40

Supporting children - Transition and change

Wendy Usher, Author and Director of The Play Doctors

15.45 - 16.05

EHCPs – Is the new system working?

Eleanor Wright, Coordinator and Solicitor at SOS!SEN

16.10 - 16.30

The making of playful, versatile and data driven tools for autism

Georgios Papadakis, Interaction Designer and CEO of Filisia Interfaces


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