Louise Dawson is an independent consultant, supporting schools with Inclusion across the Middle East. Louise has worked in Dubai for 9 years and Hong Kong for 8. Previously with Jumeirah College, Kings' School Al Barsha, and Wellington International School she is well placed to understand the education system and has an in-depth knowledge of leading Inclusion within international private schools; as well as understanding the Inclusion journey that the UAE has been on. Previously the BSME Network Lead for Inclusion, Louise writes and delivers training for NASEN, Infinite Learning, Real Training and EduCare. She works closely with Inclusion Expert to bring quality training opportunities to the Middle East. Louise is Co-Founder of the International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners, and speaks frequently across many education platforms; including hosting two sessions with What Works for KHDA. An advocate of assistive technology, she also works with IDL, Cricksoft, Renaissance and Texthelp to bring software to the Middle East. Prior to Dubai Louise spent six years in mainstream and Special School in England.
14 November 2021 | 11:05 - 11:25 | English | How to develop robust procedures for identifying students with Autism already in our mainstream schools
Studies are showing that Autism has a much higher prevalence in our mainstream schools than we have previously thought. Louise will provide insight into her experiences over ten years in the UAE and 15 years of working across a variety of settings, supporting thousands of children a mind families. Louise will demonstrate how students with unidentified Autism may present and provide methods to help schools can screen for children who are flying under the radar. The outcome of this sessions is to ensure that awareness and acceptance of Autism is increased and that support is implemented to ensure students have the outcomes they deserve.