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
166 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

24/7 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 Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 6 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/children with disability addressing standard descriptors 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

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

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

I enjoyed the course and found it to be quite useful however it was also limited in the sense that it didn’t provide much useful information on differentiation for high functioning or 2ec students on the AS in the mainstream classroom setting. No

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

I found this highly relevant and of high quality.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Great! It was very informative.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Good to be aware of these issues.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

The course was informative and thought provoking

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Excellent quality. iThis course was an eye-opener for me. It has educated me on how to now work woth students who are autistic.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

The quality of the instruction in content was excellent and it covered all aspects of AS students and th: scope of differentiation. Very relevant to all teachers and assistants; whether they work in Learning Support or in the regular classroom. The amount of work that has gone into the App List was extraordinary! So comprehension across different sectors. This is a very informative and practical course where the concept of Differentiation was very clearly defined, and there were loads of helpful ideas in how to collaboratively work with colleagues and parents in providing a successful personal and education experience for students who are on the Autism Spectrum.
I would highly recommend this course.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Fantastic course! Excellent quality and super relevant information relating to the topic.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

The course was very helpful, in particular the youtube clips were well chosen.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

The course has given me a very good understanding of Autism and the different areas we need to look at in order to fully understand how to prepare for teaching in the classroom.
I am an art teacher for Primary school, I am wondering if there is any aded information that could specifically address teaching CAPA

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Found the information presented in the course to be relevant and helpful. That said, as an Early Career Teacher, I did not find that more information was provided than by the university education course. I would have benefited far more from practical activities and more examples of the process of differentiating an activity or lesson.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

There were some terrific resources and information included in this course.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

well written

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

extensive and thorough just wjat I was afetr

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

This course was tailored to offering useful strategies to aid facilitation of learning

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Excellent quality and the high relevant to what is occurring in classrooms.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Very good information but the resources may need updating with some dated 2011

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

High quality and high relevancy.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

The quality was great, the reading was a bit cumbersome at points, bu the increase of visual and audio aids through the videos enhanced the learning.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Very relevant for teachers embarking on taching students with AS.


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.