Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum

Karina Barley (PhD)
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
134 reviews
195

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

24/7 lifetime course access


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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

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

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


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

4.4

Latest Reviews

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Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Course content was of a high standard and relevant for my setting as a primary school teacher

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

The content was well outlined and very appropriate. The strategies are simple and easily applied in the classroom, which can make a world of difference to some children’s ability to learn.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Quality of the information provided was both explicit and relevant to all ages and environments.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

The course was good to take at your own pace. Revisiting things when needed. No

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

the course was interesting although more teacher based

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Quality of content was excellent. Relevance – I am an SLSO in a high school. Content was focused on primary school students however I will be able to adapt the advice given to older students.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

I found the content of the course valuable in some areas, as I work in an SSP school we have a lot of students with autism and working on differentiating was very rewarding

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

The quality of this course. It has definitely given me some insights and tools for working with Autism students at our school.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

informative

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

was all very relevant

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Amazing it was one of the best courses I have ever completed. So relevant and adaptable

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Fantastic course. I have gone back into the casual pool after going through cancer treatment and have been covering a lot of mulitcat classes, this course was the refresher I really needed. The downloadable list of apps was a nice surprise at the end.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Great! Really engaging.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

very relevant and found that some aspects could be applied to all students not just those with AS

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Excellent quality and extremely relevant especially to a mixed ability IO high school class.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

It was relevant, resourceful and detailed

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Great relevance to obtain an idea on differentiating students on the autism spectrum.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Great information shared in an engaging way.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

relevance of content was in line with what i was after and provided references and further resources to support the information provided

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

This course was highly informative and gave a good insight into the need for change as far as how lessons should be delivered and individualised to allow each and every child to shine and reach their full potential.


About the team


Karina Barley (PhD)

Creator

Dr. 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 completed her PHD in 2019 and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.