Full course description
Date and time
Tuesday 22 March 2022, 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are working in a primary or secondary setting and would like to better understand how to support your students with autism.
This webinar will cover:
- what is autism, its prevalence, and presentation?
- what impact will autism have on student’s learning, social engagement and mental health?
- what are practical ways to support students with autism in the classroom and in the yard?
Autism awareness is improving and individuals are becoming better understood. Yet there is more to learn to assist these students to thrive in mainstream schools.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment
Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers
1. Know students and how they learn
4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
- understanding of the different presentations of autism and the terminology differences
- awareness of the neuro-divergence of people with autism and how to work with these differences in a classroom
- understanding of the differing sensory needs of autistic students
- strategies to put into action, and which ones to avoid.
Emma-Rose Parsons is a psychologist, speaker and board approved supervisor who opened Spectrum House in 2008. She works both in private clinical practice and with schools, assisting teaching teams to find solutions to mental health concerns in the education environment. She enjoys giving interactive and lively presentations, which are practical and meaningful.