Low Arousal, Atlass, Autism, AUTEA, Accreditation …

Welcome to our 3rd Quarter Newsletter for 2016 – This selection of articles and links is designed to introduce you to the information and where to find it – the theme of our Newsletters is a ‘helping hand’ from Studio 3.

For the Summer, this Q3 edition has contributions from North America and Europe, which reflects Studio 3’s continued development and the increase in the successful uptake in many countries across the globe where we have seen successful applications in many real clinical situations.

Also included is a 2 minute introduction to Studio 3 video >>

‘A day in the life’ of David Walker – working with children and young people

David takes us through a typical day highlighting real examples of Studio 3’s work with children and young people within residential children’s services and foster care situations illustrating use of low arousal and designing care packages.

Book Review – Did I just see a man in a Gorilla suit look at me?

Can we actually trust what our senses appear to be telling us? How do we know that what see is the full picture? This book is a fascinatingly insightful about the subjectivity of cognitive processes. How can people watch a task such as counting people catching a ball and not notice a man in a gorilla suit walk slowly across a screen turn and wave to a spectator and then walk away?

Low Arousal, Effective Crisis Management in a World of Noise by Signe Lo Scott Larsen

“The vast majority of challenging situations are inadvertently triggered by supporters, and we are often unaware that we can trigger situations”.  Article describes working with “Low Arousal” management to reduce the points of conflicts that lead to challenging behaviour when working with people with autism.

Atlass programme candidates to receive University accreditation

We are pleased to announce that subject to final approval our programmes in Stress and Wellbeing will receive accreditation from Birmingham City University.  This means that candidates who pass assessments will receive credits under what is known as the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

Can Flow be applied to Autism?

What is flow? Flow is a concept developed by Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Flow occurs when people are engaged in controllable but challenging tasks. Usually these activities require a considerable amount of skill (ie running, sailing stimulating conversation.)

What Can We Learn from Sport and Exercise?

Optimal Performance: Managing Stress and Anxiety – This brief article aims to promote some reflections amongst practitioners by looking at our current understanding of Sport and Exercise psychology … some lessons we can learn …

AUTEA Conference: Autism and Challenging behaviour: Theory and Practice.

Bielefeld Germany 15th and 16th June, 2016 – Attending on behalf of Stusio 3 Andrew McDonnell’s said. “we are confident that low arousal training is developing positively across Germany with our strong collaborationon.

Who are Autism Inclusion CIC?

From a member of the team – Autism Inclusion is a Community Interest Company, which means that we are a not for profit organisation that always aims to have some of our time and effort available for our community. Our Community is young people with autism and their families and our logo is ‘Promoting Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives’.

2016 Course Dates including Look and See Courses, ‘Train the Trainer’ and Atlass Courses

Look, Experience and See Courses are run over 3 days – these give a good background and experience.  ‘Train the Trainer’ Courses are run over 3 separate weeks – Studio 3 provides highly specialised research based training, which provides high quality and specialised behaviour management training. These courses are held on-site and in our training centre [more]

Studio 3 North America – Meet the Trainers

Organisational Change in Canada

We have been working with Breton Ability Centre for the last 3 years.  This service was the subject of an independent review (see Cape Breton Post Article). The management invited Studio 3 to assist them with an ongoing process of change.   Find out more and meet the trainers involved in bringing about the essential change in practices.

Diary Date:

Dr Rohit Shankar Speaking on Adult Developmental Neuropsychiatry

At Studio 3 on Monday 24th October in Alcester , Warwickshire

Dr Shankar is a Consultant in adult developmental neuropsychiatry at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Shankar is also an honorary associate professor at the Exeter Medical School. Dr Shankar was involved in the development of an app to assist people in understanding epilepsy. The day is primarily for Studio 3 staff and trainers, but limited places may be available on request.

Contact our office 01225 334111 for more information.