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.
167 reviews
471

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
25/07/2020

Much of the content was interesting and engaging. It offered varying perspectives on Autism, from the perspective of people with Autism and those who are experts.
In terms of relevance, there is much to think about.
Strategies for the Educational Environment throughout this course are mentioned – though not explicitly. The reference to Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence’s theory is somewhat relevant, though not new research – and not specific to student’s with Autism. I was hoping for some more practical and dynamic strategies to implement or work towards in my classroom.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

high quality

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

Quality of this course was very good and very informative

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

The content was very informative and helpful. no

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

The course was an eye opener and contains the foundational knowledge needed when dealing with students with Autism. It is evident to me that without this knowledge it is hard to do justice by these vulnerable students. The course was an eye opener and contains the foundational knowledge needed when dealing with students with Autism. It is evident to me that without this knowledge it is hard to do justice by these vulnerable students. Thank you for passing on this valuable knowledge.
Randa Iskander
Maronite College of the Holy Family

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

This course was very relevant because there are students at this school who have special needs. Therefore, it is important for us to be updated with the teaching styles and strategies to support these students.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

This course was fanastic.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
25/07/2020

Very relevant to my work and great content.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Very relevant

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Very Relevant with relevant strategies and advice offered,

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

The course is very relevant to my current circumstances as an Education Support teacher and the number of students being diagnosed with AS is growing.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

The quality and relevance of the course content was very good. I learnt new ideas about Autistic Children and it has given me a greater understanding why the Autistic children in my class behave in the way they do. This course gave a great overview of Autism as well as relevant strategies and information to assist teachers in how to best support students who have autism in the classroom. It gave me a better understanding of what it is like for autistic children and why they may be acting in certain ways.
Emma King

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Always of a high standard in terms of quality & relevance. The overview of autism from multi perspectives was really helpful for a practicing teacher. The videos and written sections reinforced each other. All most relevant and practically applicable in a classroom for teachers.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

The course was comprehensive and gave good information. This is a course that gives ideas for teaching students with Autism. 

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Helped me to stop and think about the different kinds of minds in my classroom

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

high quality, very engaging and worth looking at again

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Amazing indepth information

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Plenty of relevant, insightful and practical information.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

This course was thorough, excellent, research based, current, relevant and a very good broad base for AS education.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
08/07/2020

Very good


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.