Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum

Karina Barley
Taking education into the 21st Century
Knowing how to differentiate lessons for students who have autism, empowers them to achieve their educational potential.
Target Audience
Teachers Support Staff Principals
34 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Over the past 40 years, there appears to have been a steady increase in the number of children/young people diagnosed with autism. This may be due to improved diagnostic tests, widening of the diagnostic criteria, less stigmatisation of the condition and an increased awareness from health professionals and families alike (Baron-Cohen et al, 2009).

Individual students who have autism have his/her own unique strengths, abilities and needs. Therefore it is essential that teachers adapt lessons and activities within the curriculum to capitalise on and meet these diverse strengths and needs. Differentiating lessons for students with Autism is vital so that students with this unique condition can reach their full potential.

This course will show you how you can tweak your lessons to cater to students with Autism (and other learning needs) and create a success based learning environment.

Audience

Teachers
Support Staff
Principals

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

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Teaching Standards

1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
1.6.2 Proficient Level – Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Accreditation

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.5.2 & 1.6.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

Module 1: Differentiation

45 minutes

What is differentiation?

Video, Images, Text

Module 2: Differentiation & Autism

1 hour

How is differentiation unique for students who have autism?
What does a teacher need to differentiate?
Success based learning? What is it?

Video, Images, Text

Module 3: Differentiating lessons and activities within the classroom

1 hour

How to differentiate lessons and activities within the curriculum
Learning styles and the importance of learning styles in this context
IEPs and collaborating with parents

Video, Images, Text

Module 4: Lesson Management, Group Work & Resources

1 hour

What you need to manage differentiation in your classroom
How to manage Group Work
Collaborative Learning
What are the best resources to assist differentiation?

Module 5: Communication & Differentiation

1 hour

Communicating with students with autism requires a different approach.
Providing effective and appropriate instructions
Visual Supports and why they are important

Video, Images, Text

Module 6: The importance of technology

1 hour

Using technology
iPads and other tablets
Specific apps that assist learning for children who have autism

Video, Images, Text

Conclusion & Reflection

15 minutes

Conclusion & Reflection

User Rating

4.5

Latest Reviews

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Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

This course provided many useful ideas for teaching students with autism and integrated it with visuals (youtube clips) to support the ideas.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018
Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018
Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Very informative

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

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Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Everything was detailed, sequential and all information will be applied to every aspect of teaching practice.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Very informative

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

The course was very clear and enjoyable. I am working in high school Stem and found information on group available. I have a better understanding of the condition thanks, with still lots to learn.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

The course has been very informative. I found many of the video really good.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Interesting course, great activities

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Very good quality, very relevant

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

very good

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

The course was very effective and I was able to gain knowledge and skills to adapt in my classroom for students with autism.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Relevant, informative and easy to follow.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

The course was excellent not only giving advice on what to do in the classroom but supplying resources and video clips throughout.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Well presented lots of relevant information

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Very relevant to classroom context

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

The quality of the course was high and well constructed. The videos linked were relevant

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

very relevant to classroom teaching

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Well constructed and relevant for a variety of areas.


About the team


Karina Barley

Creator

Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She is now undertaking her PHD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.