Dr Tony Attwood’s Free Webinar

Welcome to Dr Tony Attwood’s Free Webinar

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Thank you so much Andrew. I have enjoyed both courses. I’d finished Sue’s. The courses have been very informative, helpful and very interesting. I have been able to use what I’ve learnt at school. Both Sue and Tony are amazing. I have bought quite a few things through Sue’s online store too. Thank you again for extending the course. Regards  LIZ 

I honestly can’t speak highly enough of Sue’s course. If only it were a compulsory component of all uni degrees! I entered the teaching profession only last year after almost 20 years in the workforce and I felt completely ill-equipped to support students with additional needs. The expertise that Sue shares through her course is filling gaps in my learning and I love that the tools and strategies put forward are directly (and immediately) transferrable into my classroom. I’m looking forward to completing the final two modules. Thanks again and kind regards, Fiona

Certificate of Attendance is only issued for the 5 x 1 hour Course (not this Free Webinar)

Accredited 5 x 1 Hour Course

The Course can be used for Teacher Professional Development Hours in All States

See Website link below for more details

Autism Spectrum Disorder – _a different way of thinking, learning and managing emotions presented by Dr Tony Attwood will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 3.3.2, 4.1.2, 4.3.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation

Register Now & Pay Later

We can start you on the Course and invoice your Organisation directly to pay later

Email Andrew at support@suelarkey.com.au

What You Will Learn On Dr Tony Attwood’s 5 x 1hour Accredited Course

  • Identify the challenges to learning experienced by the student with an ASD and by the teacher of a student with ASD including an item focussing on the presentation of ASD in girls; and
  • Be provided with a framework for managing specific ASD behavioural presentations, including anxiety, stress, obsessions, emotional overload.
  • The specific challenges experienced by the ASD student with reading and mathematics learning especially in relation to their difficulties with problem solving (or rather, their unique approaches to problem solving);
  • Learn how to manage the ASD student’s fear of making mistakes or not getting their work right;
  • Learn how to identify the stressors that escalate the ASD student’s anxiety levels; and learn about Cognitive Behavoiour Therapy principles and
  • How to use Dr Attwood’s ‘Emotional Toolbox’ model to help the ASD student manage their anxieties and improve their learning outcomes.

Participants will be:

  • Introduced to the types of behaviours frequently exhibited by students with an ASD;
  • Provided with guides for analysing these behaviours in order to develop appropriate and proactive classroom environments and behaviour management strategies; taught how to identify likely stressors for individual students with an ASD; and
  • Taught how to develop a profile and management strategy for each student to inform colleagues and, if appropriate, fellow students.

Participants will be encouraged to:

  • Reflect on their own classroom environment and teaching practices in the context of the information, ideas and concepts provided by Dr Attwood;
  • Share their experiences, successes and failures with colleagues;
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with other key individuals in the student’s life in order to achieve a more holistic understanding of each student with ASD; and
  • Explore and utilise the many resources available to them prepared specifically with the student with and ASD in mind.

Course Content

Lesson 1

  • What is ASD
  • DSM-5
  • The 7 Parts of Criteria for Diagnosis
  • Girls & Women with ASD

Lesson 2

  • Cognitive Abilities: A different way of thinking and learning
  • Different way of Learning
  • Visualizers
  • Processing Time
  • Understanding Reading Problems with ASD
  • Mathematics
  • One Track Mind
  • Fear of Making Mistakes
  • Problem Solving & Frustations

Lesson 3

  • Weak Central Coherence
  • Effect on Areas of Ability and Behaviour
  • Ability to Attribute Social Meaning
  • ASD Friendly Classroom
  • Sensory Sensitivity
  • Suggestions to Reduce Auditory Sensitivity
  • Tactile Defensiveness
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Behaviour as Communication

Lesson 4

  • Anxiety
  • Understanding the Amygdala
  • Triggers for Anxiety
  • Coping with Anxiety
  • Affective Education
  • Emotional Toolbox
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and its role in providing greater strategies to manage emotions and behaviour
  • The Emotional Tool Box, what it is and how to use
  • Medication
  • Exploring Affection

Lesson 5

  • Friendship
  • Stages of Friendship
  • Ages 3-6
  • Using Social Stories
  • Social Curriculum
  • Friendships Ages 6 – 9
  • Friendships for Girls ASD
  • Special Interests: Origins and constructive strategies
  • Functions of Special Interests