An Introduction To Stimming
Stimming is short for “self stimulatory behaviour”. We have been told that stimming is just a dysfunctional or non-functional repetitive activity that gets in the way of communication and learning.
Those notions are being dismantled, and increasingly people appreciate stimming as useful for emotional regulation, and even as a way to communicate.
Well, that’s not even the half of it.
Years of careful research, analysis and experimentation have revealed stims as functional and versatile tools designed to make navigating this unwelcoming world possible.
‘An Introduction To Stimming‘
will enable you to understand
– who stims and why
– what stimming really is
– how stims work
– how stims link experience, emotion, cognition and expression
– why autistic people seem to stim more than most
– how everyone can use stimming as a powerful tool
This entry-level one-hour course comprises a 40 minute presentation and 20 minute interactive Q&A.
No prior knowledge is required and the course is suitable for all, Autistic or not. It is an ideal course to learn more about the Autistic way of being if you are Autistic, a parent or carer, a teacher, teaching assistant or other professional.
You will get to be part of the live, interactive event and lifetime access to the recording, a copy of the slides, and some additional relevant notes.
If you can’t make it on the 11th July, you can purchase the recording for the same price to watch any time.
You will also receive a certificate of completion that entitles you to access ‘Part 2: Achieving Balance‘, and ‘Part 3: Empowering Cognition‘ which are scheduled for late July.
This course will be delivered by Stiof MacAmhalghaidh, our Subject Matter Expert at AUsome Training. Stimming is one of Stiof’s special topics of interest and they have presented both nationally and internationally on this subject.