Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online

Karina Barley (PhD)
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.
144 reviews
437

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

24/7 lifetime course access


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

- If you have a TTA subscription or membership please ignore the pricing when enrolling. Rest assured if your school has a subscription you will not be charged and for Memberships, your invoice will be adjusted accordingly to reflect your discount.

- If you have no subscription or membership but you are interested in placing a bulk discounted order for a team of teachers see the ONLINE TEAM tab above.

- For more details on our Unlimited Online Subscription packages Click here .

- Money-Back Guarantee – If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit tta.edu/go/refund to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

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

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (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.

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

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
27/04/2020

Very relevant and high quality visuals No

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Good.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Lots of informative and educational content provided

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

course assumes one child on AS not a class of

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

There was a great reserve of resources and videos. Quality research went into this.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
18/04/2020

I found this course really relevant. I have wanted to do an autism perspective course for a long time. I really enjoyed being able to listen to the various speakers and read the text, rather than just hear from one presenter about their opinion. It was particularly good to hear from a variety of people at various stages of life who are living with autism. Also great to see inclusion in practice in a variety of school settings. The course gave not just perspective and information, but also provided helpful and practical tips. Looking at the information as someone who has study inclusive education in a higher degree, I was pleased that the course lined up with current thinking in this valuable area. I recently completed the Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment course through TTA. I found the course very valuable offering thorough insights into autism. It was particularly helpful to see autism as explained and demonstrated by people with first hand experience. The text information was very helpful in succinctly summarising ideas and introducing new concepts. The videos were enjoyable and interesting. From an inclusive educators point of view I found the material to be up-to-date and relevant. There were helpful hints for creating an inclusive school or classroom environment and the presentation overall was put together very well, with the right balance of reading and viewing. Thank you for putting this course together.
Jacquelyn Greenland
Parkes Christian School
Australia

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
18/04/2020

Excellent quality of course contents which included information that was well categorized

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
18/04/2020

content is extremely relevant to the topic and quality of the course was fantastic

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
18/04/2020

Overall it was excellent. I liked the you tube clips provided. Very relevant to my work situation.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
18/04/2020

Found the course of a high standard and full of useful content to better understand people with autism and helping them to learn at their own pace.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
18/04/2020

Excellent quality. Most relevant to classrooms in my school.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
18/04/2020

Thought the course targeted all components that I was interested in finding more about.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/03/2020

Very relevant, engaging new perspectives

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/03/2020

Excellent, up to date information

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/03/2020

Information was relevant and informative

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/03/2020

A good refresher for ASD. InFormation was relevant and useful

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/03/2020

It’s a really good course

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/03/2020

Good.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/03/2020

Good information – basic, nothing too complicated.
FYI – the link to the 60 minutes video didn’t work.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/03/2020

The course was very informative and many of the changes faced by teachers in today’s classrooms were addressed.


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.