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
103 reviews
164

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

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
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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
11/03/2020

Differentiation was explained thoroughly along with the association with autism

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/03/2020

This is a great course with lots of resources to come back to

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/03/2020

Excellent and helpful

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
11/03/2020

Okay

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
03/12/2019

I found this course to be very descriptive and easy to follow along. I learnt a lot about AS students that I didn’t know before. However, I feel this may be directed more towards primary age students. I woul

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
03/12/2019

Very relevant in the context in which I am teaching currently.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
03/12/2019

good quality. I have a better understanding of how Students with AS learn and how I can batter cater for their needs.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
03/12/2019

This course is a brilliant inside to teaching studetns with non-typical thinking. As a mainstream teacher in a support unit, it opens my eyes to strategies and pedagogy that i can use and have used to built my capacity to teach students on the spectrum, This course is a must for anyone who is or wants to work with students on the spectrum. It provides with valuable information on catering to needs and abilities of students with diverse learning needs.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
03/12/2019

Lots of relevant content. I enjoyed the addition of the videos, especially the TED talks, as it was interesting to hear the experiences and thoughts of parents. There were links and suggestions made to resources and websites that look helpful.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
03/12/2019

The course was exactly as the title suggests but i wanted to know more about tips and guidance on how to set up my classroom and particular literacy and numeracy activities to suit all learners. no

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
17/09/2019

great course was good to help with planning for my support classes

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
17/09/2019

The course was good

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
17/09/2019

The quality and relevance of the course was extremely valuable.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
02/09/2019

The course was relevant to my teaching career. I enjoyed the presentation too.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
02/09/2019

The course was highly interesting and relevant to my teaching career.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum - Karina Barley
02/09/2019

I have found this course of high quality as it has caused me to be more opened minded on this subject & has opened my world to put into practise what I have learned. It very understandable.
Thank you. From day one I started to put these methods into practise. I found this course very informative & easy to understand. I started to see results straightaway. The educational relationship & trust with the AS student in the classroom has taken a huge change forward. I was very happy to give feedback to our principal.
Kind Regards,
Michelle Wood

Rowland Hassall School
Chester Hill. NSW. 

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

Very relevant behaviour is a big problem. To improve more detail on strategies.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

Very relevant and the quality of the information was good.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

I thought this course was really put together well. It was engaging and it has helped me with my mindset with Student Management.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

Content is of good quality. Most I already use.


About the team


Karina Barley

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.