Sue Larkey’s Early Childhood Free Webinar

Welcome to Sue Larkey’s Early Childhood Free Webinar

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Strategies to Teach Children Who Learn & Engage Differently in Early Childhood


I had heard great things about all of Sue Larkey’s courses. I completed the 45 minute course ‘Key Strategies for Success’ and found this extremely useful.  I then chose to complete the longer course. Not only did this course give me a very extensive range of strategies to try,  I now have a much clearer understanding of ASD, what it can look like and that it is never the same in two children.”

“My son’s teacher said it’s the best in- service she has ever had! She has had an epiphany! She understands it all so much better. She has some great ideas for the aide! She feels empowered and inspired! This is so great for all her future students too.”

Also, can you please pass on to Sue that her course has made the life of one little girl in my room a whole lot easier. Only diagnosed with severe autism this year – the first year of Kindergarten – I was at a loss as I had never taught a child with autism before. This little girl has made me a better teacher and I think, a better person! So on behalf of her, and myself please tell your amazing wife that she is changing lives 🙂 Jane (Teacher

Certificate of Participation is only issued for the 7 lesson (5 hours) Early Childhood Course (not this Free Webinar)

Accredited 7 Lesson (5 Hours) Course

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

The course Developing Early Childhood Approaches for Children With Additional Needs presented by Sue Larkey will contribute 5 hours of Registered PD addressing 1.5,1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, and 4.3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.

TQI Accredited Professional Development – addressing 1.5,1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, and 4.3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in ACT

NESA Registered PD PENDING (course submitted awaiting formal approval)

Bonus: Once you have completed the 5 Hour Course you will access to a SPECIAL 2 Hour Training video on Key Strategies for Success. Separate Certificate provided for this additional 2 hours of Teacher Identified PD.

Register Now & Pay Later

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New Zealand – Register Now & Pay Later

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What You Will Learn On Sue’s Early Childhood Course (7 lessons) 5 hrs Accredited Course

  • Identify the challenges to learning experienced by the ‘neurodiverse’ children •
  • Identify how to support participation and engagement of ALL children in Early Childhood Settings
  • A step by step programme for you to learn how to support the participation of all children in your care.

Participants will:

  • Be presented with a range of learning scenarios which will be analysed from the perspective of a child – appropriate strategies and resources will be suggested and discussed;
  • Learn how to communicate effectively with the child in order to maximise their understanding, participation and learning;
  • Learn how to structure the learning and social environments (classroom and playground/recreation spaces) to best cater for the needs of their child
  • Introduced to the types of behaviours frequently exhibited by children
  • 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 children; and taught how to develop appropriate programmes, supports, adjustments for the individual child

Participants will be encouraged to:

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


Lesson 1:

  • Identifying and understanding the full range of abilities in early childhood settings, including the specific learning and development needs of ALL children.
  • Supporting participation of all children in Early Childhood Programmes
  • How to adapt activities to meet all children’s learning needs
  • 5 Ways to Make Learning Fun
  • Embrace Difference to Make a Difference – engaging all individual children

Lesson 2

  • Understanding ASD – Let’s dive in deeper to Understanding ASD
  • Understanding & Identifying Learning Style of Neurodiverse children
  • How to Range of Strategies to support individual learning style
  • Gathering information from range of para-professionals to design and implement teaching programs for individual children
  • Different Ways of Teaching – Direct, Engineered, Incidental, Activity Based

Lesson 3

  • Communication
  • What is Communication?
  • Effective Verbal & Non Verbal Communication for children in Early Childhood
  • How to develop a Communication Programme – Activities to support child to communicate, engage & understand
  • Effective Verbal & Non Verbal Communication for educators, teachers, carers
  • Using Visuals – Why & How & How to Make your own
  • Signing – 14 Key Signs.

Lesson 4

  • Foundations of Learning – Where to Start
  • Key Foundation Skills to increase participation and progression of learning
  • Identify where to start, how to teach and what to do next
  • Using Sensory Tools to increase engagement and participation
  • Establish challenging learning goals and differentiate for individual children

Lesson 5

  • Play Based Curriculum
  • Plans for learning and play that show evidence of how intentional teaching decision and care routines are adapted to suit interest and engagement
  • 6 Stages of Play
  • Why Neurodiverse Children need intentional teaching
  • What we can teach through play
  • Where to start and how to plan an effective learning program

Lesson 6

  • Why Sensory
  • What is Sensory Processing Disorder or Sensory Issues
  • 10 Common Causes of Behaviour Meltdowns
  • Why Sensory Programmes are important?
  • How to create a Sensory programme
  • What are Sensory Meltdowns and What to do

Lesson 7

  • What is Behaviour Management
  • 10 Common Causes of Behaviour Meltdowns
  • What to do when child/student has a Behaviour Meltdown
  • Meltdown verses Tantrums
  • What to do when a child/student has a tantrum
  • 3 Steps to Behaviour Intervention