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.
228 reviews
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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 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 Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment – Online before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/children with disability addressing standard descriptors 1.2.2, 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.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now Now Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now

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
11/04/2021

Amazing – I learned so much from this!

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Very informative covering many aspects.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Good content, relevant to my situation.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

This course was extremely relevant to my need for additional strategies working with AS students in the Music/Drama field.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Comprehensive, informative and integral to my teaching practice

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

it was relevant

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Excellent overview of the topic.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Excellent.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Very well structured. Informative and engaging. High quality and incredibly relevant to my classroom.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Excellent refresher for ASD

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Excellent

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Very informative and relevant.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

The course was authentic because people who actually were on the Autism Spectrum gave insights on what Autism is and how they felt. It would have been much better if the written content was backed up by evidence from current reseach articles.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

The material was excellent – interesting and relevant with many specific examples and many people with autism speaking of their own experience.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Useful info. I do just wonder if teachers are being given enough time and resources to differentiate and accommodate to help all the students in their classroom.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

The quality and relevance of the course content was excellent; the explanations were clear and engaging and the videos complimented the information well by giving real life examples.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Very insightful.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Thoroughly enjoyed learning from the course content.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Some of the videos chosen were more useful than others. I found the course to take a lot longer than the 5 hours stated what with viewing each video in its entirety and making extensive notes. Also, please try not to include a video where students of the course have to pay extra to view the video. There are a few parts of the text that require further editing. The content was very relevant and informative. I enjoyed completing all of the modules, especially the one on sensory issues.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online - Karina Barley
11/04/2021

Highly relevant and worded in an accessible manner


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.