Other Training

1574R-0545AFind our list of training & workshops below, we also offer tailor made workshops for your needs. 

We have developed custom training modules for YoYo Kids Childcare, Agenzija Sapport, FSWS (Foundation for Social Welfare Services ) and Bank of Valetta.

For training requests or any other training related issues please send and email to learningcentre@inspire.org.mt or give us a call on 20928100

Title of training
Learning Outcomes
Duration
Additional Information
Introduction to ASDThe participant will enhance their basic understanding of the condition and the impact it has on the individuals' affected by this condition.2 hoursThis is a basic lecture that is aimed at those who have a very limited knowledge of the condition.
An introduction to dealing with behaviour that challenges usThe participant will gain basic knowledge regarding practical strategies that may be implemented when dealing with challenging behaviour2 hoursThis is a basic lecture that is aimed at those who have very limited understanding of behaviour issues
ASD induction training Part 1:

What is ASD?
Overview of TEACCH
Overview of SPELL
The participant will gain basic knowledge regarding: The manifestations of ASD;
Specialized frameworks and approaches.
3 hoursThese lectures are an introduction to those working with children/adolescents on the autism spectrum
ASD induction training Part 2:

Dealing with behavior that challenges us. Working effectively in the field of autism.
Good teaching practice
The participant will gain basic knowledge regarding: Intro to challenging behaviour;
The type of support and attitude that staff need in order to work effectively with individuals on the autism spectrum;
Applying good practice strategies when working with children on the autism spectrum
3 hoursThese lectures are an introduction to those working with children/adolescents on the autism spectrum
Designing and delivering Peer Preparation ProgrammesThe participant will acquire knowledge regarding the ethos that all children are different therefore the need to promote and celebrate diversity. The participants will gain the skill to design a PPP that teaches children without special needs to learn tolerance for differences, and show improved self-concept and growth in developing healthy socialization skills with their peers regardless of their abilities. Through the knowledge gained, the participants will be able to design and deliver a PPP through the use of visual materials and presentations along with interactive activities.6 hoursVery useful for those working with individuals who have a disability within an inclusive setting
Non-verbal thinking and perceptual activitiesThe participants of this training will gain an understanding of the sequence of simple sorting and matching activities. In addition, they will understand the purpose of sorting and more complicated sorting and matching techniques. Throughout the training, sample activities for children with autism will be included as examples of teaching techniques that can be adapted to different developmental levels.
2 hoursVery useful for those working with individuals on the spectrum during the early years of learning
Understanding and supporting children and adults on the autism spectrum

Module 1
The participants in this course will gain an understanding of: The autism spectrum and neurodiversity; Causes; Diagnosis; The triad of impairments; Theories and their use;The impact of autism on individuals and their families
5 hoursThose with a basic understanding and knowledge of ASD would benefit from this course
Understanding and supporting children and adults on the autism spectrum

Module 2
The participants in this course will gain an understanding of:
The SPELL framework.
5 hoursThose with a basic understanding and knowledge of ASD would benefit from this course
Challenging Behaviour
Module 1 - Understanding Challenging Behaviour
The participants will gain a good understanding of: What challenging behavior is and the impact it has on the individual and others;
Challenging behaviour and its communicative function; How to keep accurate records of behaviour.
5 hoursThis course delivers a good foundation for those working with indivduals who may display challenging behaviour.
Challenging Behaviour
Module 2 Ð Communication and rapport
The participants will gain a good understanding of: What challenging behavior is and the impact it has on the individual and others;
Challenging behavior and its communicative function; How to keep accurate records of behaviour.
5 hoursThis course delivers a good foundation for those working with indivduals who may display challenging behaviour.
General overview about disabilities for staff not working directly with clientsThe participant will gain general basic information regarding autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities and brain injury.
2 hoursThis is a basic lecture that is aimed to those who have a very limited knowledge of disability
Anger ManagementParticipants will gain an understanding of how to deal with anger issues in children and young people affected by autism. Through a combination of exercises, discussion and information, the participants will acquire: A better understanding of how they react to anger; The ability to identify a low arousal approach for support through stressful situations; Knowledge regarding the cycle of anger; Basic skills to be able to provide support strategies and examine strategies for managing feelings. 3 hoursThis lecture targets those who have very limited understanding of behaviour and management techniques.
The Importance of visual and physical structureThe participant will gain: Basic knowledge regarding the theory behind the use of structured teaching; Skills regarding the practical use of structure as a tool when working with students on the autism spectrum; Basic competences regarding the application of practical strategies that may be used to organise the student's learning and/or work environment; Concrete and visual ways of presenting information; Proactive routines.2 hoursThose working with students on the autism spectrum within a classroom environment would benefit from this lecture as looks into the theroy behind the use of structure and why individuals on the spectrum respnd well to its use
Typical development and identifying red flagsThe ability to recognize a problem at the very early stages of development is key to initiating appropriate specialised intervention, thereby enabling the child to reach their full potential. This course aims to provide early years staff an overview of typical development and increase their awareness in identifying any possible Ôred flagsÕ in a childÕs development. In addition, the importance of following specific guidelines are addressed to ensure that staff are aware of the procedures that need to be followed when tackling such a delicate issue with the parents in a professional and sensitive manner. The training includes:
- Typical Development and the Awareness of Red Flags
- Understanding Challenging Behaviour (or behaviour that challenges us!)
- Infant and Toddler Sensory Actions, Control Skills and Exploratory Actions.
- Why are you here? Yes, itÕs all about you! (The importance of the role of early years educators)
6 hoursThis course is of special interest to early years educators such as child carers, kindergarten teachers and LSAs
Autism Seminars for FamiliesThe aim of the Autism Seminars for Families is to focus on and ensure that a number of key concepts are conveyed. Each of these concepts is put into a cycle of learning that supports parents with understanding the information and applying it to their own situation. The seminars consist of:

- Understanding autism
- Managing anger
- Sensory needs
4 hours each seminarThe seminars are aimed at families of children and young people with autism, including Asperger Syndrome/High functioning autism to provide parents with opportunities to share experiences, strategies and approaches, to help them understand their child and support them in the future. The seminars can be delivered in two different age groups: parents of children aged up to 11 or parents of children aged 11 to 16.
MQFThe course is aimed at providing the learner with basic knowledge, skills and competences that would support them to be able to identify and understand the diverse needs and abilities of persons with a disability. In addition to the theoretical input, practical work alongside professionals will make explicit what they have learned and further enhance the learning intention. Approx one year (part time)The course is targeted for teachers, LSAs and staff working in inclusive, vocational, special education, residential and respite settings. It is also of special interest to parents. Participants must be motivated and embrace a positive attitude towards persons with diverse needs and abilities.
Inclusion at the WorkplaceThe Experience of Inclusion & Exclusion Disability at the workplace Ð A general overview
An Introduction to: Down Syndrome/ Autism at the workplace/ Physical disabilities at the workplace
4 hoursThis course is targeted to the colleagues of persons with disabilities at the place of work in order to raise awwareness and promote inclusive attitudes.
Introduction to Intellectual Disabilities.The participant will gain basic understanding regarding: The manifestations and diagnosis of an Intellectual Disability; The knowledge needed by the Staff to help them to work effectively with individuals and their families; Applying effective practice strategies.2 hoursThe course is targeted for staff working in inclusive, vocational, special education, residential and respite settings. It is of interest to parents. Participants must be motivated and embrace a positive attitude towards people with intellectual disabilities
Overview of Down Syndrome and the health implications effecting the individual from birth to adulthood.The participant will gain basic knowledge regarding the diagnosis and physiological manifestations of DS; Acquire an overview of the medical challenges associated with this syndrome from birth to adulthood; Gain insight on how to support individuals to lead a healthy life style throughout.2 hoursThis course is of special interest to all those working with children, adolescents and adults with Down syndrome
Understanding and supporting individuals with Down syndrome Ð A sensory Workshop.Through a sensory workshop the participants will experience and understand the disabling challenges that a person with DS has to live with; Learn to identify the strengths and weaknesses of individuals with DS; Learn to adopt the correct attitude to avoid challenging behavior; Be introduced to basic competences needed for the participant to support the development and learning of individuals with DS;3 hoursThis course is of special interest to all those working with children, adolescents and adults with Down syndrome
Numicon in the nurseryParticipants will be introduced to Numicon and how it can be implemented in the very first stages at pre-school level. Practical work will introduce them to the resources. Workshops to encourage creativity will be promoted.2 hoursThe Numicon training workshops aim to introduce educational staff, parents and the general public at understanding what maths is, what demands are made on the children to learn maths, how we can support the children's learning by giving them a visual and multi-sensory approach to support this understanding.
Firm FoundationParticipants will gain basic knowledge regarding the rationale, research and theory behind Numicon. They will also be introduced to practical activities so as to acquire confidence in using this approach in Maths with students in the mainstream classes as well as those with SEN. They will also be able to carry out a diagnostic assessment at this level.5 hoursThe Numicon training workshops aim to introduce educational staff, parents and the general public at understanding what maths is, what demands are made on the children to learn maths, how we can support the children's learning by giving them a visual and multi-sensory approach to support this understanding.
Breaking BarriersParticipants will gain basic knowledge regarding the rationale, research and theory behind Numicon. They will also be introduced to this new resource that is replacing Closing the Gap. Through practical activities they will acquire confidence in using this approach in math, with students who are experiencing greater difficulties or who have SEN.5 hoursThe Numicon training workshops aim to introduce educational staff, parents and the general public at understanding what maths is, what demands are made on the children to learn maths, how we can support the children's learning by giving them a visual and multi-sensory approach to support this understanding.
Numicon 1Participants will be introduced to:
The new Numicon 1 resources. Basic knowledge regarding the ideology behind the new teaching resources to include: Numbers, patterns and calculation & Geometry, measurement and statistics, at the Year 1 level.
5 hoursThe Numicon training workshops aim to introduce educational staff, parents and the general public at understanding what maths is, what demands are made on the children to learn maths, how we can support the children's learning by giving them a visual and multi-sensory approach to support this understanding.
Numicon 2Participants will be introduced to:
- The new Numicon 2 resources through basic knowledge regarding the ideology behind the new teaching resources to include: Numbers, patterns and calculation & Geometry, measurement and statistics, at Year 2 level.
5 hoursThe Numicon training workshops aim to introduce educational staff, parents and the general public at understanding what maths is, what demands are made on the children to learn maths, how we can support the children's learning by giving them a visual and multi-sensory approach to support this understanding.
Numicon 3Participants will be introduced to:
- The new Numicon 3 resources through basic knowledge regarding the ideology behind the new teaching resources to include: Numbers, patterns and calculation & Geometry, measurement and statistics at the year 3 level.
5 hoursThe Numicon training workshops aim to introduce educational staff, parents and the general public at understanding what maths is, what demands are made on the children to learn maths, how we can support the children's learning by giving them a visual and multi-sensory approach to support this understanding.