Masking: what are we missing, and how can this behaviour impact communication between school and home?
How can we help if we don’t know what we’re looking for? Autism Specialist, Lana Grant explains the meaning of the term ‘masking’ and how common it is. She identifies when and why an adult or child may be masking, highlights the power of working with parents/caregivers, and provides support strategies.
3 takeaways from Lana’s training session
– Understand what we mean by the term masking –
– Know when and why an adult or child may be masking –
– Strategies to help support –
This session is aimed at SENCOs, SLT, mental health professionals, GPs, paediatricians, psychologists, parents, caregivers, family members.
This session was originally presented at one of our online Virtual SEND Conferences.
About the Creator
Lana Grant / Autism Specialist and Author
Specialist advisor and advocate for people with autism and their families, Lana has worked within the field of autism for nearly twenty years. She has a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome which she received in her late 30’s. She is also a parent of children on the autism spectrum and experienced in supporting and educating young people with autism from 3 years into adulthood.
Lana specialises in autism and females and her debut book “From Here To Maternity, pregnancy and motherhood on the Autism Spectrum” was published in March 2015 by Jessica Kingsley publishers. Lana is also a trained birth partner (doula) specialising in supporting pregnant women on the autism spectrum and their partners.
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