Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online

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.
77 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

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours.

This is a TQI accredited course in the ACT (2017).


Getting Online


Please note that this is an Online learning format and we use the platform Open Learning. You have 4 weeks to complete the course and can do at your own pace within the start and end dates (advertised). There are no set times where you have to attend any webinars etc, everything you need will be within the Open Learning Platform. If you have any problems navigating Open Learning please contact either admin@tta.edu.au or Karen Barley and we will do anything we can to assist you.

Interested in more Autism strategies in classroom? Autism Awareness – More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers will take you further, although there is no prerequisite. You can do each course independently. Plan your own PD journey.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Online - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

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

4.8

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
by Marion Horton on 20/11/2017

I found the course content to be of high quality. I felt that my professional learning was greatly enhanced by the modules.
The course was also enjoyable as I had positive interactions with Karina and several other online participants.
I would rate the course as excellent.
One of the most appealing things was the flexibility the online space gave me to progress through the modules at my own pace. I could revisit all the videos and notes making it possible to go deeper into the challenges and ideas that were presented.

Many thanks to Karina and all the TTA team presenters – in a word it was outstanding! I look forward to my next TTA course.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Jessica Neubert on 16/11/2017

I would like to see some sample activities or more sample strategies to use for students with autism from a range of subject areas. Other then that’s, I enjoyed participating in the course and the discussions between all that were involved.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Shelley Hernage on 17/10/2017
I found this course extremely interesting and beneficial. It presented excellent, relevant information in an easy to follow format. I enjoyed that the course included various videos to watch as well as written information. I would recommend this course to anyone that is interested in gaining further insights into autism in the education environment.
Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Nadine Dent on 10/08/2017

I found this course to be really detailed, informative and well structured.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Karim Najjarine on 14/06/2017

An enlightening and informative course.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Louise Booth on 11/05/2017

I found this course engaging, relevant and meaningful. It opened my eyes to a lot of concepts that I had not yet thought about and has given our school some goals to work towards.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment
by John Prior on 18/01/2016

his course was a great course for increasing understanding of autism, as well as for thinking through helpful strategies and ideas for best teaching practices for teachers with students with autism in their classes.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment
by Ian Phillips on 11/12/2015

This course was extremely valuable, as I am new to the special education sector, and the course had many useful strategies, and gave me a much greater insight into many of my students.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Leisa Mackey on 07/12/2015

I found this course incredibly helpful in developing my understanding of ASD and provided me with valuable advise for use in the classroom. I now have a greater understanding and confidence for programming to suit the needs of students with ASD. The course was delivered in an easy to follow and time manageable format and I thoroughly enjoyed the input from fellow course takers.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Jodie Beaton on 07/12/2015

Autism Awareness Strategies for the Educational Environment is an extremely interesting and interactive course that provides many examples and experiences relating to sensory awareness, along with strategies that can be used in the classroom to provide a rich learning environment for students with autism. The assignment and feedback topics provide great opportunity for reflection and/or to provide personal experiences, as well as to receive further ideas from the comments provided by other online learners. I found this course to be extremely worthwhile – it enabled me to reflect on my teaching styles and how I can accomodate and interact successfully with students with autism in my classroom.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Amanda Bate on 02/12/2015

I found the course material to be excellent. The course was very informative and interesting about how the world appears to a person on the Autism spectrum and explained why they can go into “meltdowns” and tactics to avoid such meltdowns in the classroom and to tactics to allow these students to learn to their potential and methods which suit them. The presenter was great, regularly responding to posts and sending extra information when I found something/ someone particularly interesting.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Peta Prentice on 02/12/2015

I could not speak highly enough of this course. The content itself was exactly what I was looking for. I felt well supported and appreciated the format. It was great to just be able to enjoy and engage in a course through feedback comments rather than assessments/assignments ect... The format was a great way to show your understanding and appreciation for the course content. Sometimes however it was a little repetitive to give feedback at the end of each module and then again in the final submission section.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Jarryd Heywood on 02/12/2015

I really enjoyed this course. It had a great mix of theoretical knowledge, practical examples and first-hand accounts of people with Autism. I now feel much more confident when discussing Autism with my colleagues or working with children. Karina was an active leader in the course, replying to people’s comments, sharing her insights and responding to questions. It was a great introduction into the complex world of Autism. • Excellent – It met my needs. I knew nothing about Autism and found this a really useful course to start off my learning.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Ruth Clarke on 02/12/2015

The content of the course is well selected and well organised. The diverse videos are inspirational and a useful lasting resource to share with others. The tutor is exceptional. Her passion for teaching is evident. Not only does she share her knowledge and experiences of working with ASD students, but she takes a real interest in course participants. Karina’s preparedness to respond to all comments was so affirming

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment
by Belinda Tilley on 29/09/2015

As a result of this course I have been challenged, encouraged and my eyes have been opened. The videos were fascinating and so educational. I hope to revisit this course and the work completed each time a student with an ASD is in my class so that I can continually be preparing and understanding each student. I will need to be competent with preventative and supportive measures for each student so that they can succeed.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Gwilym Lucas on 21/09/2015

I found this course enjoyable and to be quite a thorough introduction. The presenter was very good and the topics covered were useful to me in my career as an educator. I learned a number of new things that were very valuable.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Laura Nicholls on 21/09/2015

The course was fantastic. I learned so many strategies that I can implement in the classroom.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Casey Klose on 18/09/2015

This course provided good opportunities to extend knowledge and valuable examples.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Rebecca Kiss on 16/09/2015

Very informative and enlightening. The course provided just what it said it would and much more in a user friendly way. A fantastic, high quality and professional course and I highly recommend others to participate in the courses run by TTA.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Patricia Bertacco on 16/09/2015

I found the autism awareness course to be invaluable. It clarified what autism is and what it’s like for people living with it. We were given strategies that can used in the classroom. We watched & listened to people who live with autism & this gave us a real insight to the issues they face everyday. I found these accounts to be moving and enlightening.
I recommend this course to anyone who works with children living with autism.


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.



This course is FREE with Online Subscription

Creator

If you hold a current TTA Subscription you can enrol into this course for free. To learn more, visit tta.edu.au/go/subscription

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