Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online

Karina Barley
Taking education into the 21st Century
Provides training, education and strategies for educators who intend to work, or are working with students who have autism. Develop an understanding of what autism ‘is’...
Target Audience
Primary & Secondary Teachers, Special Education Teachers & Inclusion Co-ordinators.
109 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

It is vitally important for teachers to be aware of how ‘autism’ is for their students. The autism world can be a literal sensory minefield for students & the school environment needs to be designed where it creates a secure space that is conducive to learning.
Children who have autism have different learning styles & as educators we need to be aware of how to cater to the various styles to develop the best strategies to teach them.

This course aims:

To provide autism awareness for all stakeholders who intend to work, or are working with students who have autism.

To develop an understanding of what autism ‘is’ from the student’s perspective.

To provide training, education & strategies for educators, support workers & ancilliary staff who intend to work, or are working with students who have autism.

To provide educational strategies, including sensory strategies;differentiating learning depending on learning styles; and using technology for students with differing abilities.

Audience

Primary & Secondary Teachers, Special Education Teachers & Inclusion Co-ordinators.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Begin the course when it suits you. After completing the course you will still have ongoing access to review content.

Important information for schools with an Unlimited Online Subscription Package Please ignore the listed prices. The correct discounts will be applied to all enrolments. Make sure to select your school to pay for you.

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Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
1.4.2 Proficient Level – Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
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
2.6.2 Proficient Level – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.5.2 Proficient Level – Use effective classroom communication
6.3.2 Proficient Level – Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.3.2 Proficient Level – Engage with the parents/carers
7.4.2 Proficient Level – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Accreditation

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 1.4.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 2.6.2, 3.5.2, 6.3.2, 7.3.2 & 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now Now Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Autism

1 hour

What is Autism?
Meaning & What does it mean for students?
Secondary conditions & difficulties associated with Autism.
Experiencing the world for an individual who is on the Autism Spectrum.

Information presented online including videos, statistics & examples.

The Transforming Educational Environment

1 hour

The transforming educational environment.
The changing fabric of education means...
What does Autism mean to the student?

Information presented online including videos, statistics and examples.

Sensory Issues

1 hour

What are sensory issues?
How might this look in the classroom?
Sensory Overload/Gestalt

Information presented online including videos, statistics & examples.

Sensory Profiles & assisting with Sensory Issues

1 hour

Perception & dealing with behaviour meltdowns.
Sensory Profiles & Sensory Diets.

Information presented online including videos, statistics & examples.

Learning Styles & Autism

1 hour

Understanding learning styles.
Strategies to improve the outcomes for students with Autism.
Classroom Environment & Inclusion
Group Work

Learning Styles & differentiating learning for your AS students

Information presented online including videos, statistics & examples.

iPads & Autism

1 hour and 30 minutes

Why are iPads so effective in the classroom?
What can the iPad classroom look like?
Student’s perspective.

Information presented online including videos, statistics & examples.

What To Bring

There is no preparation needed to do this course.

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

good

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

Excellent

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

Really enjoyed the quality and connect, it is my first course on the subject and covered all relevant areas.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

Relevant content and satisfactory quality.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

Excellent quality and relevant content A relevant course providing insight and perspective in the world of a person with Autism and specific strategies to help them reach their potential. - -

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

Absolutely fantastic. It certainly will help me to learn better, behave better and get better. I highly suggest taking the course on Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment. It is to help the Professional who works with children with differences. It can guide us to find the potential that shines in each person – Christine Wright – Forestville Montessori School

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

The course was enlightening, interesting and informative. There is much detail that over time will be forgotten but many of the significant issues and strategies raised will be remembered. The way autistic students learn, the risk of sensory overload and visual recognition are all relevant.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

Excellent

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

While some of the videos were useful and interesting, it felt, in places like the course was simply cobbled together from someone’s youtube search on videos about people with autism. Perhaps the videos could be included, but with a clear definitions of what you MUST watch, and what is optional if you wish more information on a specific topic. I felt that there was a lot of repetition, particularly in the multiple videos and excerpts from temple Grandin’s work. I feel like a more precise choice of videos and written excerpts would actually hone in on the points the course writer was trying to make, rather than encouraging the participant to switch off.

The video in Autism: What is it? by Arma Koby seemed to be a rather rambling inclusion, that never really got around to providing a definition for autism (I know that was the point, but it was a long video just to make the point that you can’t define autism). The focus constantly shifted in and out from sharp, to blurred, which was incredibly distracting. It didn’t really need to be in there, as I don’t feel like it added to my understanding of what autism is. It felt like it was just included to justify the course writer’s belief that we should keep open minds and make our own definition of autism.

In the section: Traditional Meaning of Autism, the video from Alex Olinkiewicz provided a definition for Asperger’s Syndrome that “I'm half autistic/ half not,” which I didn’t find particularly helpful, and think is a potentially dangerous way to think about Asperger’s Syndrome, because it almost encourages the idea that students with Asperger’s should just “suck it up” or “learn to deal with it” because they are half “normal.”

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

Interesting

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

Lots of great videos, information and images to further explain autism and how we can cater for it in the classroom.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

I found the course to be up to date with current research, provided practical strategies and compassionate in its orientation; I found the course quality and relevance to be very good.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

I thought this course was excellent in making me think about my classroom and how it supports/does not support students

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

I found the course looked at a variety of different issues affecting students with AS and gave a number of useful strategies to use

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2019

This was a great courses, extremely informative.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Highly recommended

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

The connect was fantastic and very relevant to an everyday classroom.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Excellent

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

It was fantastic, highly engaging and informative

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

The objective of each lesson should be presented visually and placed on the desk in front of the student


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 30 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.