Teacher Assistants – Connection and Engagement With Dean Beadle


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This course is designed for Teacher Assistants to help support students with diverse needs to engage and learn.  Dean Beadle uses his lived experience, as Autistic, and knowledge training 1000s of school staff to provide strategies and ideas to meet the needs and Neurodiverse of students.

This is a companion course to the first Teacher Assistant Course.

  • 8 Lessons
  • 2 Hours of Content
  • 17 Page handout
  • 6 Weeks to Complete the course
  • IT Support
  • Certificate Issues on Completion of Course
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
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  • Sue Larkey & Dean Beadle discuss questions from Teacher Assistants – 45 minutes
  • Handout from Teacher Assistant Course (Part 1) to revise
  • E-book with over 98+ Strategies – ️ Essential Tips for Angels 😇 Part 2
  • Dean Beadles Youtube Conference Video with over 70,000 views
  • 2 Extra Weeks to Access the Course

* Teacher Assistants are called different names depending on where you are eg Teacher Aides, SSO, Teaching Assistants, Educational Assistants, Classroom Assistants, Instructional Aides, Paraprofessionals, Paraeducators.

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Dean Beadle

Dean Beadle

Autism Advocate, Trainer and Speaker

Dean Beadle has toured the UK for over fifteen years sharing his experiences of being autistic. In that time he has delivered over 800 conference keynotes, school inset training sessions and parent talks. He has lectured on the Birmingham University distance learning autism course since 2009 and has regularly delivered lectures to student teachers at Plymouth University since 2014.

A video clip of Dean was used in the Autism Education Trust schools training which was completed by over 150,000 UK schools’ staff.

Between 2018 and 2020, Dean was the keynote speaker at the regional challenge days for school leaders for the Ambition Institute.

He has also delivered conference keynotes in Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland as well as co-delivering four seminar tours of Australia and New Zealand alongside Sue Larkey.

Dean holds honorary roles at three UK charities.


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How likely is it that you would recommend this course to a friend or colleague? How well does this course meet its goals to help you support students who engage and learn differently? Which of the lessons, information did you find the most helpful? Any other feedback? End Date
Response Response Open-Ended Response
6 Very well Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 2024-06-21 10:34:02
7 Very well Lesson 3 , to timetable events and color code.   Lesson 7- gateway to engagement is to tap into joy 2024-06-18 16:01:14
9 Extremely well All of it 2024-06-17 12:38:41
7 Extremely well This was great for helping me with the students I work with that want to engage in the learning. 2024-06-12 10:54:47
8 Very well 2024-05-31 13:41:53
8 Somewhat well 2024-05-30 16:49:34
8 Very well Dean’s own childhood experiences, wisdoms and anecdotes.  I also really enjoyed Part 1, understanding . A unique set of ‘different’ social skills. 2024-05-27 21:14:58
9 Very well 2024-05-27 20:15:52
10 Very well I really appreciated the information around social and emotional needs. I especially liked the description of social knowledge (and its teaching) versus social “skilling”. I think this would go a long way with our entire student population, as well as some of the adults! I found your explanation of Robyn Stewart’s “ladder of trust” very informative and a practical solution for many relationship/friendship situations. Our school has invested time and money into a program out of America, called “Friendology”. I find this to be an overly detailed and less practical way of teaching young people the value of themselves and others within healthy relationships, 2024-05-22 16:11:29
9 Very well 2024-05-20 17:30:46
4 Very well 2024-05-13 11:36:32
8 Very well 2024-05-11 12:50:54
8 Very well how to change your mindset. it’s easy to remember that you need to adapt to children’s needs, but that sometimes our own needs need to adjust! 2024-05-07 07:07:54
7 Somewhat well Lesson 5 Teacher Assistants 2024-05-06 15:20:37
7 Very well Transformation impact teacher assistants can make 2024-05-03 12:04:14
10 Extremely well That we should be empowering our students to be independent and celebrate their differences while also forming a relationship to help them with their regulation if there are things that do go wrong 2024-05-03 10:52:53
6 Very well 2024-05-01 15:37:43
7 Very well The session that focused mainly on TAs was super helpful. 2024-04-29 14:03:47
10 Extremely well All the lessons were insightful . 2024-04-26 19:06:08
10 Extremely well all of them, for different reasons. 2024-04-26 14:40:39
10 Extremely well Executive Functioning and Social Needs and Emotions 2024-04-25 19:14:24
9 Very well Loved hearing things from Dean perspective as an Austin child/adult 2024-04-13 11:06:27
10 Very well Lessons2-5 2024-04-13 10:29:29
2 Very well All lessons had aspects of great information, but I found him very negative and not positive about his life and learning. I found these lessons very very very negative and aggressive about ES not being about to connect with children. Could have been presented in a very very different positive way. 2024-04-10 10:49:27
8 Very well 2024-04-08 09:07:56
10 Extremely well 2024-04-04 17:27:42
10 Extremely well 2024-04-03 16:49:12
7 Very well focusing on positive behaviours ans autistic skill. autistic joy and Assisting some children in class along the way to assisting asd child so they feel more included. the colour coding of emotions for wall so all kids and teaches can express where they are with their feelings 2024-04-02 21:20:05
8 Very well 2024-04-01 12:35:35
9 Very well Strategies and understanding the person’s condition 2024-03-24 10:35:41
10 Extremely well 2024-03-19 17:31:34
10 Extremely well ALL lessons interesting and informative 2024-03-19 13:58:29
10 Very well 2024-03-19 12:48:11
10 Extremely well All 2024-03-14 20:06:13
8 Very well Thoughts on TAs 2024-03-12 15:56:58
10 Very well amazing awareness bands, for autistic children prepare and put in place strategies to deal with change, do not take away the privilege to form bonds and build safe relationships. Bonds should not be feared. 2024-03-10 19:17:31
9 Very well The information on executive functioning and how the processing of activities can lead to increased anxiety. 2024-03-09 15:18:17
10 Extremely well Dean he was exceptional i could listen to him for hours. Helps paint a picture of what it is like and helps to understand how to support and bring joy to these children. 2024-03-03 09:43:11
6 Very well 2024-02-28 20:35:16
6 Somewhat well 2024-02-26 22:05:58
8 Very well 2024-02-24 17:28:57
Very well How a TA can support Autistic child and the joy of being Autistic and not to see it as an illness but rather as a joy. 2024-02-21 22:52:04
10 Extremely well 2024-02-13 09:41:00
10 Extremely well Dean Beadle was so informative 2024-02-13 08:37:29
10 Extremely well Dean Beadle sharing his experiences at school helped me to see things from the Autistic side so much better 2024-02-13 08:32:50
7 Very well 2024-02-08 09:46:38
10 Extremely well All lessons very informative. 2024-02-05 13:25:21
10 Extremely well 2024-02-03 16:28:42
8 Very well It was interesting to watch and listen to some real stories of a person who has ASD and other learning issues and to try to understand from their perspectives. 2024-01-31 20:05:22
7 Somewhat well Engagement and Joy 2024-01-31 15:02:37
10 Extremely well Loved hearing personal stories in real settings to apply concepts and raise further understanding 2024-01-28 21:38:52
10 Extremely well It’s hard to pin point one as it was all very interesting and in lightening 2024-01-25 09:03:19
9 Very well 2024-01-23 19:25:50
7 Very well 2024-01-22 13:50:36
8 Somewhat well 2024-01-21 23:04:12
10 Extremely well 2024-01-21 15:37:26
10 Extremely well How to build relationships with autistic kids and we can provide a safe environment to them. 2024-01-19 11:26:12
10 Extremely well The way Dean explained how hard it is for autistics to get ready of a morning and how draining it is for them made me realise how hard it is for children 2024-01-19 10:48:32
10 Extremely well All os the videos were so insightful 2024-01-19 10:48:13
10 Extremely well I enjoyed all the lessons they were very informative. 2024-01-19 10:48:09
9 Extremely well enjoyed all the lessons 2024-01-19 10:48:07
10 Very well All were beneficial. 2024-01-19 10:47:08
9 Very well all 2024-01-18 15:31:28
5 Somewhat well hearing an Autistic perspective, Executive Functioning, 2024-01-18 14:12:27
5 Very well When own experiences were shared 2024-01-17 14:16:08
7 Very well Listening to Dean’s personal story. 2024-01-17 14:00:45
10 Extremely well Social and needs 2024-01-17 13:51:32
7 Very well 2024-01-17 13:50:02
10 Extremely well Autistic Joy lesson 2024-01-15 11:38:44
8 Very well I think Lessons 2 & 3 were most valuable for me. 2024-01-14 12:57:53
8 Very well Dean’s personal experiences complemented Sue’s strategies in the TA course. I really enjoyed hearing Deans perspectives. 2024-01-10 13:09:37
10 Extremely well 2024-01-09 13:47:28
10 Extremely well empathy 2024-01-07 13:52:45
10 Extremely well All the lessons in some way. I could listen to Dean talk for hours. He has provided me with information to use with my students in and out of the classroom. 2024-01-05 15:00:36
8 Very well 2024-01-04 11:24:00
9 Very well all of them 2024-01-03 11:42:32
10 Extremely well All of them. 2024-01-02 16:21:46
9 Very well I found all lessons helpful/useful. It gave me more of an understanding of neurodivergent individuals. I learned heaps 🙂 2023-12-30 00:21:30
10 Extremely well 2023-12-30 00:21:05
10 Extremely well I learnt more in relation to executive function, which I did not consider to learn in depth about the affects, the strategies… THANKYOU! 2023-12-29 23:44:13
10 Extremely well I really enjoyed them all, but i did find learning more  about autism 2023-12-22 20:54:48
8 Very well 2023-12-20 15:23:46
8 Very well 2023-12-20 13:39:41
7 Very well 2023-12-19 11:36:43
10 Very well I really enjoyed Dean’s way of reframing things. 2023-12-19 10:44:04
9 Extremely well i enjoyed them all  very informative and explained in simple terms 2023-12-15 21:09:51
7 Very well Social and Emotional Needs 2023-12-12 16:40:03
6 Somewhat well 2023-12-12 13:49:24
4 Not so well Social needs and emotions 2023-12-12 13:48:54
6 Somewhat well Social need and emotions 2023-12-12 13:47:00
10 Very well I find the 10 motivational tips very helpful and engaging. 2023-12-12 13:11:00
8 Very well Social needs and emotions 2023-12-12 13:04:02
6 Very well 2023-12-12 12:54:13
10 Extremely well All of them 2023-12-12 12:53:33
9 Extremely well All of them 2023-12-12 12:53:14
10 Very well All the content was very useful 2023-12-12 12:32:42
Extremely well Everything was very interesting. 2023-12-12 12:13:47
6 Somewhat well Those on friendship and executive functioning were most helpful. It would be helpful to have a text button on the videos, as I found them hard to hear. Also, the final video completely lost sound after “last November I wrote a song…” I could see Dean speaking, but zero sound. Personally, I’d like a short quiz at the end of each section, to reinforce the learning. Thankyou. 2023-12-10 11:59:53
8 Very well Information about how to efficiently use Teaching Assistants in the classroom 2023-12-07 14:10:31
Very well Lesson 5, Transformation impact teacher assistants can make. 2023-12-07 13:59:55
1 Somewhat well 2023-12-07 13:24:41
7 Somewhat well Social needs and emotion was interesting 2023-12-07 13:14:44
6 Very well 2023-12-06 18:32:13
9 Extremely well It’s ok to have the same Teachers Aide even if the student becomes attached to them. It’s important for students because this might be the only person they can relate to throughout their school life. Also, the change in the terminology used to describe neurodiverse students. 2023-12-04 13:37:30
10 Extremely well Hearing his perspective in all the lessons really helped me understand the kids I work with better 2023-11-29 10:06:08
10 Somewhat well 2023-11-28 09:45:28
8 Very well 2023-11-27 16:36:37
8 Very well 2023-11-27 16:31:53
9 Very well Social and Emotional needs 2023-11-26 10:20:35
10 Extremely well 2023-11-24 15:52:41
9 Very well social needs and emotions 2023-11-24 07:41:06
10 Extremely well Dean is absolutely amazing and I have enjoyed every minute of listening to him talk about “Understanding and meeting the needs of neurodiverse students” and all the lesson and the personal stories he shared. 2023-11-21 20:05:30
5 Somewhat well Insight into self-recognition. 2023-11-21 09:41:10
6 Somewhat well 2023-11-17 14:59:27
10 Extremely well 2023-11-16 13:16:30
5 Not so well 2023-11-16 13:13:06
8 Very well I thought they all offered some great tips & knowledge. 2023-11-15 15:01:01
10 Extremely well All of it. Finally someone teaching staff to empower the individual to recognise and verbalise their needs and ask for support to put them in place. This is what prepares our students for life outside of school. Funny story – I have a student who hates maths and is so empowered she just says no or no thanks every time maths books are on the table, I try to work Pokémon in to the explanations as much as possible to get the basics covered. 2023-11-15 11:53:58
9 Very well 2023-11-13 07:28:12
Extremely well Not moving Teachers aides so much. 2023-11-11 23:48:09
10 Very well All 2023-11-10 15:53:27
10 Very well Number 5 2023-11-10 14:59:49
10 Very well Number 5 2023-11-10 14:59:48
10 Extremely well All of it 2023-11-10 13:56:50
10 Very well 2023-11-09 15:57:45
10 Extremely well 2023-11-08 17:37:17
8 Very well 2023-11-08 15:34:40
4 Not so well Executive Functioning & social and emotional needs 2023-11-08 13:40:12
8 Very well 2023-11-08 13:26:03
10 Extremely well lesson 1 Meeting the needs of Neurodiverse Students 2023-11-07 14:01:51
8 Very well Lesson 2 – executive functioning and links to anxiety and exhaustion. 2023-11-07 14:01:43
6 Somewhat well all were informative 2023-11-06 16:47:25
9 Very well 2023-11-06 14:02:03
8 Very well 2023-11-05 13:02:28
8 Somewhat well Effective communication with Neurodiverse children 2023-11-01 14:09:58
1 Not so well Lesson 3 2023-10-31 16:32:04
10 Extremely well Sorry, most of it was so insightful I can’t just pick one. It has made me excited that we are hopefully moving in the right direction of acceptance and support if we can just get more people to hear these words and learn more about acceptance and support rather than viewing autistic people as a problem. As a TA and also a partner and mum to an autistic husband and son the lessons were valuable and actually made me reevaluate and question some of my own beliefs. The friendship viewpoint was especially valuable and how we share information in schools. That needs should be the focus and their strengths rather than focus on the negative behaviours and thus documenting and shaping a negative educational viewpoint of the student, without addressing need, that follows them through their school life and onto adulthood. 2023-10-27 19:45:11
10 Extremely well I just love the point of view from an autistic adult 2023-10-27 17:50:18
10 Extremely well I gathered loads of information from all the lessons, but I got most out of Lesson 3 Social Needs and Emotions and Lesson 5 Transformation Impact TA’s can make. 2023-10-25 11:54:51
7 Extremely well the whole lesson was wonderful 2023-10-24 18:54:15
10 Extremely well The whole course was extremely informative and helpful. It was great to hear how life and education is from Dean’s point of view and it gave me insights that could help me, to help the children I work with. 2023-10-23 10:32:59
8 Very well All of it was interesting and helpful 2023-10-22 17:16:06
9 Very well 2023-10-20 14:49:26
5 Very well 2023-10-20 11:36:26
10 Very well It was great to hear someone else side of the story. It explains in a good way how everyone is different and how you can handle certain situations. 2023-10-18 09:47:40
9 Very well 2023-10-17 17:55:50
8 Very well 2023-10-17 17:55:49
10 Very well All were great. 2023-10-16 23:15:14
10 Extremely well 2023-10-16 20:00:12
9 Very well 2023-10-16 08:53:19
5 Somewhat well Executive function 2023-10-15 16:24:10
10 Extremely well All thank you so much Dean. 2023-10-15 16:21:09
10 Extremely well 2023-10-15 14:20:05
8 Somewhat well Myth busting 2023-10-12 15:23:57
8 Somewhat well Understanding autistic person point of view and how they really feel. 2023-10-10 21:48:38
8 Very well Autistic joy which I have seen and now understand what it is.  That the world needs to change their way of thinking and understanding. Listening to what their needs are and supporting in helping to meet these needs. Not expecting students to get it all done in one go. Socialising looks different to everyone 2023-10-10 15:40:02
9 Very well 2023-10-10 15:38:05
10 Extremely well I appreciated that this PD was delivered by someone who has lived experience – it wasn’t just research based, it was living and real. 2023-10-10 15:00:12
7 Very well 2023-10-10 14:24:50
10 Extremely well Autistic Joy 2023-10-10 11:19:16
8 Very well 2023-10-10 09:11:13
10 Extremely well Ideas to help an autistic child in the classroom setting.  To look at ways of satisfying their needs to assist to make learning easier and to make the environment not so overwhelming for them. 2023-10-10 00:20:48
7 Very well The one concerning Education Assistants 2023-10-09 17:54:09
7 Very well The executive Functioning 2023-10-09 17:38:22
8 Very well Social and Emotional needs and Autistic rights and place in society. 2023-10-09 17:19:23
Somewhat well 2023-10-09 15:51:59
7 Very well 2023-10-09 15:49:28
8 Very well 2023-10-09 14:49:26
8 Very well 2023-10-09 14:47:26
8 Very well 2023-10-09 13:23:25
8 Somewhat well I liked how Dean talked about his personal life 2023-10-09 13:17:11
Somewhat well I like how Dean talks about his personal stories 2023-10-09 13:13:22
9 Very well 2023-10-09 12:18:30
8 Very well 2023-10-09 11:27:12
9 Somewhat well breaking free of the medical model and teachers and t.z working together for the child 2023-10-08 12:05:22
9 Extremely well Social needs and emotions 2023-10-07 12:06:16
7 Very well 2023-10-06 15:52:02
Very well 2023-10-06 14:07:25
8 Very well To observe and find solution in helping the issues of child’s behaviour. 2023-10-04 22:50:07
8 Very well 2023-10-04 12:46:32
8 Very well 2023-10-04 12:42:51
7 Somewhat well 2023-10-04 11:49:38
10 Extremely well Autism 2023-10-03 22:47:51
10 Extremely well I loved them all. This has been my favourite course I have completed. 2023-10-03 21:35:35
10 Extremely well I found it all amazing. As an autistic person myself, i have always struggled to find the words. Dean does such an amazing job of articulating they way we see and process the world that wasn’t designed for us. 2023-10-03 19:40:52
8 Very well Autistic joy. Helps me to understand the joy in the small things 2023-10-01 23:30:37
10 Extremely well No single lesson, I found interesting information in all of them and appreciated Deans insight into living with Autism. 2023-09-29 14:24:01
8 Very well Lessons 1 and 3 2023-09-28 18:13:32
10 Extremely well social needs and emotions, Austistic Rights and hearing from Dean who is such an amazing person 2023-09-28 12:11:14
8 Somewhat well 2023-09-26 13:43:30
9 Very well The Q & A was great. It had some helpful tips I noted for future reference. 2023-09-25 23:00:21
10 Extremely well All of them. 2023-09-24 03:58:50
8 Extremely well 2023-09-23 15:10:29
6 Very well 2023-09-22 15:51:23
10 Very well I loved listening to Dean talk about his life and lived experiences all of which were very helpful. 2023-09-22 14:24:47
8 Very well They were all informative. 2023-09-22 11:49:14
10 Very well Different strategies work for different children, you can use the same strategy. 2023-09-22 11:48:23
8 Very well All of them 2023-09-22 11:48:02
4 Somewhat well 2023-09-22 11:41:03
10 Very well all lessons were helpful 2023-09-22 10:10:56
6 Extremely well N/A 2023-09-22 09:40:47
Very well all lessons weree informative 2023-09-22 09:39:57
9 Very well Dean Beadle 2023-09-22 09:30:20
Somewhat well 2023-09-22 09:15:31
8 Very well Section 4 2023-09-21 13:56:21
10 Extremely well all the segments 2023-09-21 10:42:10
10 Extremely well Lesson 2: Executive Functioning 2023-09-19 23:04:38
10 Very well Deans personally accounts . 2023-09-19 22:25:44
10 Very well Dean’s insights into (his) autism were very enlightening. 2023-09-19 19:12:54
5 Very well 2023-09-19 14:25:06
8 Very well the executive dysfunction and the amazing awareness bands that will help the children with autism that has difficulty to identify feelings 2023-09-19 11:53:18
7 Somewhat well Executive functioning 2023-09-18 13:11:39
8 Extremely well 2023-09-17 19:53:47
10 Extremely well All of the lessons provided me with insights and strengthening of past learning. Lesson 1 was probably the most helpful for me as it really highlighted meeting needs not adjusting behaviour. The lesson on executive functioning was also greatly beneficial for me – a much greater depth of understanding was gained. 2023-09-16 10:16:22
8 Very well There was information in all of the videos that i found useful 2023-09-15 19:10:14
8 Very well Awareness Bands, I like the idea of the student to let us know how they are feeling on arrival to school and throughout the day. I also liked when there was a mention of a student needing to visit the toilet often and this can because they are not comping, it’s a coping mechanism. 2023-09-15 09:39:21
6 Somewhat well loved the Austic joy !! what better way to connect to students than through their passions, interests and what brings them joy. You can always integrate these things into a students learning. 2023-09-15 09:38:29
10 Extremely well Strategies how to support students social  and emotional needs. How the adapt the environment to cater to their needs instead of forcing the students to fit into the typical environment. 2023-09-14 23:59:45
5 Somewhat well 2023-09-14 14:18:08
8 Very well I found the majority of it helpful especially dispelling the myths regarding autism. 2023-09-13 19:48:20
10 Extremely well Getting a firsthand insight (very articulated) into the world of autism. 2023-09-13 09:02:25
10 Extremely well Lesson 2, processing to be able to get things done and how it can become overwhelming.  I personally did not realize people with autism break down ever step and naturally become overwhelmed with what has to be done. 2023-09-10 21:34:05
8 Very well 2023-09-09 12:07:52
9 Very well There were  helpful tips and strategies in every lesson but if i had to pick only one it would be Lesson 4- keeping kids on task as this is an area we have a lot of struggles in. 2023-09-08 15:24:07
10 Extremely well It was all very informative and helpful. 2023-09-07 15:42:06
10 Extremely well TA information 2023-09-07 13:37:26
9 Very well all of it  helpful 2023-09-07 13:11:34
8 Very well Autism joy   I haven’t heard that before. 2023-09-07 12:12:08
10 Extremely well 2023-09-07 10:35:21
10 Extremely well Strategies for how to help those with autism, Eg – give specific and limited options 2023-09-07 10:29:34
8 Very well 2023-09-06 11:26:21
10 Extremely well Learning about autistic joy was wonderful! I really appreciated all of Dean’s personal stories too, they were humorous, insightful and beautifully honest. 2023-09-05 12:24:01
10 Very well All lessons. 2023-09-04 15:49:31
Extremely well all of it 2023-09-04 15:25:24
10 Extremely well living and coping with autism 2023-09-04 08:55:06
10 Extremely well I found all of what Dean had to say extremely valuable.  He dispelled a lot of what had previously known to be true – and it made so much sense.  The social model of disability is absolutely the only way to look at Autism to move forward 2023-09-03 18:13:58
9 Very well 7. How to create  the setting for students  to accept themselves 2023-09-03 17:56:20
10 Extremely well I enjoyed all of the lessons and will take something from each of them. The more I learn the less I know!! 2023-09-03 17:01:43
10 Extremely well 2023-09-02 12:20:39
4 Somewhat well 2023-09-01 19:38:35
9 Very well 2023-09-01 16:13:33
1 Not so well The point about alexithymia and the emotional lesson. 2023-09-01 14:52:28
Very well 5 2023-09-01 14:50:08
Extremely well All great insight from Dean, especially about ‘Alexithymia’ in identifying feelings. 2023-09-01 14:41:24
10 Extremely well The reinforcement of the fact that diversity does not mean damaged 2023-09-01 14:34:15
8 Very well The TA info and also seeing things from the perspective of a person with Austism 2023-09-01 14:26:40
8 Very well The need to look at the need not the behaviour. The term ‘social knowledge’ not social skills. The section on Executive Functioning was very inciteful. 2023-09-01 14:24:08
Somewhat well all of it 2023-09-01 14:20:25
10 Extremely well Executive Functioning  Alexithymia 2023-09-01 14:10:38
10 Extremely well Executive functioning. 2023-09-01 14:10:06
7 Somewhat well the one about benefits of T/A assistance 2023-09-01 14:06:07
9 Somewhat well n/a 2023-09-01 14:01:27
10 Extremely well They were all good.  Different perspective with very useful information. 2023-09-01 13:58:56
10 Extremely well 2023-09-01 13:48:46
2 Somewhat well 2023-09-01 13:44:10
10 Very well The section on social functioning I found most relevant, not only in my professional life, but also in my private life. 2023-09-01 13:39:45
7 Somewhat well 2023-09-01 13:33:41
9 Extremely well all of it 2023-09-01 13:33:11
10 Very well Teacher Aide 2023-09-01 13:28:29
5 Very well 5 2023-09-01 13:20:08
Somewhat well 2023-09-01 13:15:51
10 Extremely well All of it. It was great getting from Deans perspective and I especially liked the part about social skills and had a light bulb moment when I recalled the autistic kids getting together at lunch time and thier interaction is always extremely social. 2023-09-01 13:06:39
8 Somewhat well Lesson 5 2023-09-01 13:04:35
5 Somewhat well teacher aides and support 2023-09-01 13:03:23
7 Somewhat well Transformation Impact Teacher Assistant can make 2023-09-01 13:01:37
7 Somewhat well 2023-09-01 12:59:21
4 Somewhat well NA 2023-09-01 12:59:19
10 Extremely well all of the lessons 2023-09-01 12:56:12
Extremely well my experience 2023-09-01 12:55:22
8 Extremely well 5 2023-09-01 12:48:31
8 Extremely well #5 2023-09-01 12:48:29
10 Extremely well 2023-09-01 12:42:43
8 Very well Autistic Joy, section 8 2023-09-01 12:35:15
10 Extremely well All of them 2023-09-01 12:28:18
10 Very well All! So helpful to have a full context – the flow of the lessons was wonderful. 2023-09-01 12:11:06
10 Extremely well How  Autistic students process simple tasks, and the process they follow to achieve those steps. 2023-09-01 12:03:40
8 Very well Autism 2023-09-01 12:01:55
5 Somewhat well Lesson 8 2023-09-01 11:58:10
4 Somewhat well lesson 3 2023-09-01 11:57:47
Extremely well 2023-09-01 11:43:51
8 Very well lesson 1 2023-09-01 11:37:29
8 Very well I found Lesson 1 the most useful. 2023-09-01 11:36:58
10 Very well 2023-09-01 11:31:45
5 Somewhat well 2023-09-01 11:23:15
8 Extremely well Autism Joy 2023-09-01 11:21:44
7 Very well All lessons had good tips to help in each section. 2023-09-01 10:58:21
7 Very well Liked the overall information that supports my understanding. 2023-09-01 10:51:31
8 Somewhat well classroom specific tips 2023-09-01 10:46:06
9 Very well all 2023-09-01 10:42:53
7 Extremely well All of it as I work with students that have disabilities 2023-09-01 10:36:23
Extremely well lesson 8 2023-09-01 10:34:56
8 Somewhat well 2023-09-01 10:31:58
9 Very well 2023-09-01 10:14:59
Extremely well All the information was helpful for student support. 2023-09-01 10:07:58
0 Somewhat well Both having ADHD and Autism I already have a lot of knowledge in these areas. 2023-09-01 10:04:23
10 Extremely well all of it 2023-08-31 21:40:45
10 Extremely well them all 2023-08-31 08:01:20
7 Very well 2023-08-28 17:40:39
10 Extremely well I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Dean and his personal journey. A powerful reminder to empower and celebrate a person for who they are no matter the differences. 2023-08-28 09:52:39
10 Extremely well Very impressed with all the information provided. 2023-08-23 17:49:41
10 Extremely well 2023-08-17 12:04:47
7 Somewhat well 2023-08-16 15:02:00
7 Very well 2023-08-16 13:50:05
10 Extremely well Executive functioning and links to anxiety and exhaustion 2023-08-13 15:43:09
Very well 2023-08-11 11:55:42
10 Extremely well depressive melt down 2023-08-09 14:09:02
10 Extremely well All of them 2023-08-02 01:10:56
10 Very well 2023-07-31 21:12:35
10 Extremely well absolutely everything 2023-07-31 18:22:49
Extremely well executive functioning and social needs and emotions 2023-07-28 19:49:25
6 Somewhat well 2023-07-19 21:06:47
10 All of it was fantastic 2023-07-19 15:03:46
9 Very well All of them 2023-07-12 17:53:24
10 Extremely well 2023-07-11 10:10:39
10 Very well Social needs and emotions. 2023-07-04 13:45:18
7 Not well at all Most of th 2023-07-03 14:06:45
9 Extremely well social and emotional needs 2023-07-01 19:22:56
9 Very well All the lessons had something new for me to learn 2023-07-01 14:32:16
10 Extremely well All of them were very helpful and could relate a lot. 2023-06-30 14:39:40
Extremely well 2023-06-30 13:47:57
10 Extremely well 2023-06-30 11:25:37
3 Somewhat well social and emothional needs 2023-06-29 09:55:36
3 Somewhat well social needs and emotional 2023-06-29 09:55:29
4 Somewhat well Executive functioning 2023-06-29 09:55:24
7 Very well autism joy 2023-06-29 09:51:15
Extremely well social needs and emotions, to better engage with my students emotions. 2023-06-21 19:10:43
7 Very well Lesson 6 2023-06-19 01:04:58
Very well I found the first lesson “Meeting the needs of neurodiverse students” to be the most helpful as some of the strategies that were discussed I feel like we easy doable to implement in the classroom as a Teaching Assistant. 2023-06-15 10:49:13
10 Extremely well I found them all extremely helpful and insightful 2023-06-15 09:57:06
5 Somewhat well 2023-06-09 18:22:49
10 Very well Executive functioning – was interesting to hear about it from an Autistic persons point of view. 2023-06-09 14:04:10
10 Extremely well every lesson had value. I can not believe how fantastic this set of videos were. I would like to have access to them forever as I have grandchildren and would like to share these videos with their parents. I myself have  diagnosed as autistic at 65 yrs of age. although I had already suspected I was as I watched my grandchildren with difficulties and needs that at times weren’t been met and I could really relate to what they were going through. I always thought I had “mild autism tendencies” but after going through these videos three times before I finally allowed myself to finally press ‘completed’ I am ok to say I am autistic. I have the autistic Joy in a few specific topics. Many years ago I had a friend who said she was envious of the passion & drive that I had for the things that I loved to do .. something that she didn’t possess. I am a constant learner and love to help others who aren’t coping .. I work with children who are autistic & LOVE my job. I now understand why I can relate to these kids so easily. I finally understood myself so much better. I realised that I had masked my whole life and that I had adapted so many aspects of my life to help me negotiate the difficulties I was constantly having. all I can say is WOW  and thank you to you Sue for getting Dean to do these videos and thank you to DEAN for being so honest and open. 2023-06-07 18:11:28
8 Extremely well Teaching social knowledge, not social skills.  Define ‘social’  Executive function tips 2023-06-01 13:00:17
8 Extremely well Loved it all but Social Needs and Emotions was my favourite..  Zones of regulation and calendar of perspective – how your day went.  These are great 2023-05-23 16:49:01
3 Not so well executive functioning and understanding regulation 2023-05-22 12:42:07
4 Somewhat well Executive Functioning 2023-05-22 12:41:13
3 Not so well executive functioning 2023-05-22 12:41:04
1 Not so well Executive functioning 2023-05-22 12:40:23
3 Not so well Executive function 2023-05-22 12:40:16
10 Very well i like the lesson 5 and 7 give me lot of idea’s how to support with their needs. Thank you so much. 2023-05-21 18:29:34
10 Extremely well All of them 2023-05-21 13:12:44
9 Very well 2023-05-18 14:59:30
10 Extremely well I found them all to be very helpful. 2023-05-08 19:25:44
8 Very well 2023-05-06 12:06:28
8 Very well Autistic joy 2023-05-05 14:17:40
8 Very well 2023-04-26 16:06:35
Very well approaching the student 2023-04-26 14:55:04
10 Extremely well 2023-04-25 15:34:58
10 Extremely well All the lessons where informative. I really enjoyed each lesson and learnt more than I expected. I have an adult son who’s autistic and although I have been part of many information and learning sessions, I continue to learn so much more. Listening to Dean speak has given a whole new prospective of  Understanding Autism. 2023-04-24 21:50:52
7 Somewhat well Teach rules in the appropriate area/room. Playground rules in the playground. 2023-04-24 13:03:46
9 Very well The description of the roles of teachers and Aides. Really enjoyed all the stories. 2023-04-24 12:40:37
10 Extremely well 2023-04-24 11:50:58
10 Extremely well I found all lessons very informative and I feel that it is very beneficial for when I am working with diverse needs students.   The most informative part and the lesson that I took key aspects away from was social needs and emotions as being able to learn more about this is really going to help me in the classroom understand more of our students. 2023-04-24 11:34:37
9 Extremely well The importance of the Teacher Assistant 2023-04-24 10:43:10
10 Very well Transformation Impact Teacher assistants can make 2023-04-24 10:22:11
8 Somewhat well N/A 2023-04-24 10:19:51
10 Extremely well 2023-04-21 20:23:06
10 Extremely well I thought the whole course was amazing! I love Dean’s honesty, truely amazing. 2023-04-18 15:55:31
10 Extremely well I loved the OPT IN over OPT OUT. I think that is amazing. 2023-04-08 19:32:10
8 Very well 2023-04-06 18:44:07
10 Extremely well Identity feelings-  making judgements, critic,  comparing to them is toxic for the child. we need to understand them , in the view of their world and feeling towards the others surround them. 2023-04-05 17:44:35
7 Extremely well tips/ ideas of how we can help to lessen student’s anxiety by allowing them “time for worries” and acknowledge them. 2023-04-05 13:52:19
10 Very well Resources, realising that time out is not a punishment.  I enjoyed listening to Dean’s journey and knowing do’s and donts. 2023-04-05 13:36:13
5 Somewhat well social strategies trust ladder poem teacher assistants dont need to be jealsous 2023-04-05 13:01:10
8 Very well Executive functioning 2023-04-05 12:46:38
0 Somewhat well 2023-04-05 11:11:06
Extremely well All but more about disclosing a diagnosis, the autistic joy and things that make autistic kids anxious. 2023-03-31 19:55:50
9 Extremely well Social and emotional needs 2023-03-28 22:04:38
10 Extremely well I couldn’t pick any one lesson…i found them all very helpful. 2023-03-27 13:13:33
10 Extremely well 2023-03-22 19:12:21
9 Very well 2023-03-21 12:26:27
10 Extremely well 2023-03-17 12:45:10
4 Somewhat well 2023-03-13 12:20:53
10 Extremely well Understanding and meeting the needs of neurodiverse students 2023-03-07 12:27:06
9 Extremely well 2023-03-07 11:31:30
10 Very well Understanding & meeting the needs of neurodiverse students 2023-03-06 21:40:03
10 Extremely well Lesson 4 Autistic rights and place in society 2023-03-02 15:21:24
6 Somewhat well The Social needs of Autistic children 2023-03-02 15:18:11
10 Very well All of them. 2023-02-21 20:07:09
9 Very well Lesson 4 and 5 2023-02-21 11:11:06
4 Somewhat well Meeting the needs of neurodiverse students. 2023-02-20 15:53:19
8 Very well Dean’s perspective of growing up as an autistic person. 2023-02-20 01:41:03
10 Extremely well More understanding and empathy to our friends 2023-02-19 16:56:51
10 Extremely well seriously they all had extreme  value, but social needs ans emtions as well as transforamtion impact Teacher Assistants can make.  it was empowering to continue advocating what I know was right.  How to create a setting for students to accept themselves was essential. Thank you for it all .  Really emjoyed getting to know Dean Beadle and the examples he put forward. 2023-02-14 14:31:33
10 Extremely well 2023-02-11 13:32:33
10 Very well 2023-02-10 17:31:07
3 Very well 2023-02-07 11:06:03
9 Extremely well Teachers assistants 2023-02-06 19:14:07
9 Very well 2023-02-04 11:41:56
6 Somewhat well 2023-02-01 23:09:27
9 Extremely well All of it so informative and from someone who knows 2023-01-31 19:42:27
8 Extremely well All 2023-01-31 18:52:04
10 Extremely well I developed a much greater understanding of diagnosis and the mis- information around its importance. Stating levels of functioning- underestimates needs and abilities. 2023-01-31 11:37:17
10 Extremely well 2023-01-30 12:53:54
10 Extremely well The Value of Autistic People learning from other Autistic People 2023-01-30 11:46:12
10 Extremely well The value of autistic people learning from other autistic people 2023-01-30 11:44:53
10 Extremely well All of then Dean was so great to listen to and really gave 2023-01-30 10:42:47
Very well executive functioning and social and emotional kills 2023-01-30 09:54:50
9 Very well social and emotional needs 2023-01-30 09:46:26
8 Very well 2023-01-29 16:48:21
8 Very well All the lessons were informative. 2023-01-28 08:20:29
8 Very well Each lesson gave me information that I learned from. 2023-01-27 20:44:59
8 Very well No 5, The video on Teacher Aides 2023-01-27 15:40:54
7 Very well 2023-01-27 15:19:58
4 Very well 2023-01-27 15:03:46
7 Very well How to help students , let them think for themselves. 2023-01-27 14:53:20
6 Very well The session on executive function 2023-01-27 14:47:11
8 Extremely well Social Needs and Emotions. That Autistic people do have empathy, but they express it differently, but with the same amount of emotion. 2023-01-27 13:53:40
10 Extremely well All of them held valuable information 2023-01-27 13:53:34
5 Very well Little bit from all. 2023-01-27 13:53:03
10 Very well I came away with little bits from each module being very useful and being able to transferred to our schooling adventures 2023-01-27 13:39:56
10 Very well 2023-01-27 13:37:37
Very well 2023-01-27 13:37:07
5 Not so well 2023-01-27 13:35:36
7 Not so well Was interesting but unfortunately wasnt entirely relevant for age group that work with. children I work with are not verbal. 2023-01-27 13:31:36
5 Not so well Unfortunatley this course was directed at older children and only some of it was relevant to my situation. 2023-01-27 13:30:42
8 Very well all 2023-01-27 13:12:53
8 Very well All helpful 2023-01-27 13:12:52
8 Very well 2023-01-27 13:12:29
5 Somewhat well 2023-01-27 12:48:04
6 Very well Dean’s experiences and implications for learning 2023-01-25 23:56:50
9 Very well Lesson 8 was repeated as it is already included at the end of lesson 7. Overall the course was very informative. I appreciated the perspective that Dean Beadle brought to this topic. 2023-01-25 21:13:28
10 Extremely well How to create a setting for students to accept themselves. 2023-01-18 22:46:15
9 Very well 2023-01-18 18:00:58
10 Extremely well 2023-01-16 15:58:45
9 Very well 2023-01-13 23:21:16
10 Extremely well 2023-01-13 17:22:24
10 Extremely well I found Dean’s presentation offered me so many insights that I will be able to use. The presentation also assured me that my interactions with the students I work with are on the right track. 2023-01-06 15:45:14
10 Extremely well All informations are very helpful but dealing with emotions and social needs are more helpful 2023-01-04 22:44:49
10 Extremely well 2023-01-01 17:17:02
7 Somewhat well All content 2022-12-19 14:03:35
10 Extremely well all of them 2022-12-19 11:14:49
10 Extremely well 2022-12-19 11:09:20
8 Very well Dean’s story 2022-12-19 10:03:44
8 Very well executive function 2022-12-16 13:11:28
7 Very well Meeting the needs of neurodiverse students 2022-12-08 12:45:48
7 Very well Meeting the Needs of Neurodiverse  Students 2022-12-08 12:22:16
7 Very well 2022-12-04 15:27:20
5 Somewhat well Executive Functioning 2022-12-03 17:21:29
7 Very well I love that Dean is so real – it is invaluable 2022-12-02 12:42:12
8 Extremely well 2022-12-01 16:10:17
10 Extremely well Everything! 2022-11-30 14:29:48
9 Very well Executive functioning, social and emotional needs. It was really interesting and informative listening to Deans own life experiences. 2022-11-25 12:24:47
10 Extremely well 2022-11-23 20:54:04
10 Extremely well 2022-11-23 08:10:49
10 Extremely well 2022-11-18 13:03:50
10 Very well lesson 1 and 2 2022-11-01 08:32:41
10 Very well 2022-10-24 12:53:08
10 Extremely well All of it. 2022-10-24 11:49:05
8 Very well 2022-10-24 00:32:22
8 Somewhat well I enjoy listening to Dean’s experiences. The lesson I find helpful is to remember that it is all about helping the child and not the problems/differences between the grown ups surrounding them especially not between me (personal teacher assistant) and the other teachers/teacher assistants. And I am reminded to see in the child’s perspective and use their interest to teach them about other stuff. 2022-10-23 14:20:08
10 Extremely well Executive Functioning  Lesson 5 -Teacher Assistants role 2022-10-21 18:23:27
10 Extremely well Impact teacher assistance have on autistic students 2022-10-21 07:07:08
10 Extremely well The course as a whole has taught me a lot. 2022-10-19 15:24:02
10 Extremely well I found everything helpful!!  Thank you. 2022-10-18 18:46:37
8 Very well I find the information on Executive Functioning most educational and insightful. 2022-10-16 23:07:22
9 Extremely well Understanding the perspective from an autistic person’s experience was great. 2022-10-14 16:53:02
10 Extremely well ALL OF IT!!! I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. 2022-10-14 13:25:30
10 Extremely well All of it 2022-10-13 14:22:32
10 Extremely well All of them 2022-10-12 18:03:36
10 Extremely well 2022-10-12 09:29:16
10 Extremely well Social and Emotional Needs 2022-10-10 23:41:46
10 Somewhat well all of the lessons were useful.    To me – any information, even if I have already heard or read it, is king.  There is so much to learn and understand so the more I can get the better. 2022-10-08 17:24:11
9 Extremely well Having the information, not from an academic or a professional person, but from experience 2022-10-06 21:37:53
10 Extremely well 2022-10-06 12:08:46
10 Extremely well Lesson 7 How to create a setting for students to accept themselves. 2022-10-06 09:31:34
10 Extremely well 2022-10-05 14:48:43
8 Very well Social needs and emotions 2022-10-03 14:08:24
9 Very well I loved hearing from Dean’s personal view. 2022-10-01 09:05:27
0 Not well at all Yes about the TA’s and how valuable they are. 2022-09-23 12:05:04
0 Not well at all The first lesson 2022-09-23 12:04:43
5 Somewhat well excutive functions 2022-09-23 12:01:58
9 Very well Social needs and Emotions 2022-09-22 19:06:47
10 Very well lesson 6 and 7, I work with a very complex young lady and she needs to have everything perfect so we are working together on strategies to help her over come that and not be so hard on herself when she makes a mistake 2022-09-21 19:49:26
Very well Executive functioning  Social breaks through the day 2022-09-21 14:03:24
8 Very well Myth busting, executive functioning, social and emotional needs, breaking free from the medical model 2022-09-21 07:01:34
10 Extremely well How teacher assistants are imperative to the success of students.  Great to hear validation about what we do.  All the lessons were amazing. Dean was wonderful and easy to listen to. Provided a great insight into neuro diversity. 2022-09-18 21:52:44
8 Very well The real life examples given. 2022-09-18 21:52:19
10 Very well I found all the lessons useful and informative 2022-09-17 16:22:49
10 Extremely well Everything!  I had so many ‘lightbulb’ moments throughout each lesson. 2022-09-17 14:30:40
10 Extremely well 2022-09-16 21:23:13
Extremely well All of them 2022-09-15 20:08:21
9 Extremely well 2022-09-15 08:54:33
8 Very well Dean’s personal experiences and reflections. 2022-09-13 10:34:07
10 Extremely well all 2022-09-13 08:33:22
5 Somewhat well session 5  Good stratigies 2022-09-12 12:22:15
5 Somewhat well Session 5 had some helpful advice and stratigies. 2022-09-12 12:21:56
5 Somewhat well Session 5, Had some useful advice for teachers aides. 2022-09-12 12:21:52
5 Somewhat well session 5 had some really good stratigies and advice 2022-09-12 12:20:04
10 Very well meeting the needs of neurodiverse students 2022-09-12 11:42:25
8 Very well Meeting the needs of Neurodiverse students 2022-09-12 11:41:55
9 Very well Meeting the needs of Neurodiverse Students 2022-09-12 11:41:55
10 Extremely well 2022-09-09 17:06:30
10 Extremely well All of it. 2022-09-09 12:40:54
9 Extremely well All of the lessons were extremely insightful and helpful 2022-09-09 12:31:18
9 Very well Lesson 2 & 3. 2022-09-08 10:46:11
10 Extremely well 2022-09-07 13:33:21
10 Extremely well Executive Functioning  Emotional & Social Needs 2022-09-06 18:10:43
10 Very well It was really interesting to hear Dean talk about ‘being autistic’ 2022-09-05 20:50:55
10 Extremely well All of it! 2022-09-03 20:16:11
10 Extremely well Myths and Misconceptions. 2022-09-02 14:13:50
8 Very well Lesson 3 Social Needs And Emotion  Lesson 8 Autistic  Joy 2022-09-01 17:32:20
10 Extremely well Lesson 4 – Being Autistic:  Own it, celebrate it! 2022-09-01 16:51:26
10 Extremely well All the lessons were very useful   Lesson 2. Gave me a better understanding of executive function 2022-09-01 02:38:31
Very well The strategies to be implemented in the classroom are very practical 2022-08-28 17:03:55
10 Very well Social needs and emotions 2022-08-22 16:49:04
10 Extremely well The fact that no one is normal, yes we’re all different.  Autistic people think differently and that’s ok. Great to hear Dean’s stories and how I could relate them to my own 21 year old son.  I feel I can relate to my son better, and also my now diagnosed younger daughter who is very loud and colourful at times but also can be very quiet and anxious.  Additionally, I love how Dean expressed how they should not be embarrassed with how they are, what they wear, etc and embrace it and we too.  I love the words ’empower who you are. The world would be a lot duller without you’. Huge thanks Dean. 2022-08-17 18:31:14
10 Very well Social Skills and Executive Functioning 2022-08-15 22:55:23
10 Extremely well How the child actually feels and double empathy 2022-08-11 06:04:43
10 Extremely well I thought the whole course was absolutely brilliant! I have worked with young people who are autistic since 1991 and I have never encountered such a well-put-together course! Well done! Absolutely brilliant! Keep going Dean. Keep sharing your story as it makes a real difference 🙂 2022-08-10 13:51:27
10 Extremely well I enjoyed every lesson and found them all valuable. Also loved that Dean incorporated his life experiences into the lessons. 2022-08-08 00:03:35
8 Very well 2022-08-07 12:44:17
3 Somewhat well 2022-08-05 10:33:48
5 Somewhat well 2022-08-04 23:58:16
8 Very well Social needs and emotion 2022-08-04 13:01:39
Very well videos 2022-08-03 12:46:58
10 Extremely well It’s very helpful to learn and understand about autism related issues from the perspective of an autistic adult and all he went through. 2022-08-02 17:04:51
5 Somewhat well n/a 2022-08-02 15:48:49
8 Very well 2022-08-02 15:35:09
6 Somewhat well 2022-08-02 13:53:49
10 Extremely well Lesson 3 and 5 which discussed more on the practical sides the importance of social needs and the kids emotion. 2022-08-02 13:43:58
8 Very well Lessons 2 and 5 2022-08-02 13:38:22
5 Somewhat well lesson 1 2022-08-02 12:29:55
7 Somewhat well executive functioning  social needs and emotions  transformation impact TA can makw 2022-08-02 12:17:21
10 Very well The common myths and misconceptions about neurodiverse students. 2022-08-02 12:06:57
9 Very well 2022-08-02 11:56:12
Very well 2022-08-02 11:48:24
10 Very well Executive Functioning, Autistic joy 2022-08-02 11:23:56
10 Very well I find the personal experiences really insightful to what autisim is to the person and how other people can help support them in a very positive way. 2022-08-02 11:23:41
8 Very well How to celebrate and empower Autistic students. 2022-08-02 11:23:21
7 Very well 2022-08-02 11:02:24
6 Very well Lesson 1 and 2 I found the most useful. These lessons gave a lot of information about the needs of Autistic students, executive function even gave some useful resources and in class strategies. 2022-08-01 17:26:09
Very well 2022-08-01 17:00:01
10 Extremely well Learning about Dean’s feelings and experiences. 2022-08-01 16:12:28
8 Very well How they would like to be called. 1st person POV is very important. 2022-08-01 16:11:21
7 Very well executive functioning 2022-08-01 15:59:18
5 Somewhat well All of the lessons are helpful but I find Lesson 3 most helpful specially when Dean offered that it’s good to tell an autistic person why you are asking instead of just telling them what to do. Dean also has a very good point that having an alone time doesn’t mean being isolated. 2022-08-01 15:52:53
8 Very well The lesson on executive functioning as I hadn’t appreciated the amount of energy it could take to do certain tasks. I thought the examples given were very powerful 2022-08-01 15:01:12
9 Very well All of them were amazing, insightful and very helpful! 2022-07-31 16:32:39
8 Very well Transformation Impact Teacher Assistants can Make 2022-07-21 13:36:10
10 Extremely well Dean’s perspective, and breakdown of ways to support absolutely amazing. So many ideas to use. 2022-07-21 00:43:47
7 Very well 2022-07-20 14:53:23
10 Very well 2022-07-14 15:30:59
9 Very well All of it! Dean’s sharing of his experience and knowledge was informative, insightful, and wonderful. I took so many notes that helped me understand how I can better support my students. 2022-07-12 11:46:49
8 Very well all of them 2022-07-08 13:58:53
10 Extremely well 2022-07-07 14:17:59
6 Very well I learnt a little from each of the lessons and some to remind me of things that we tend to forget when you are working with the students. 2022-07-07 11:45:17
Very well autistic joy 2022-07-01 09:33:24
8 Somewhat well 2022-06-13 08:38:43
8 Very well Lesson 5 2022-06-09 12:43:32
7 Extremely well 2022-06-08 14:52:18
Very well Part 2 2022-06-08 14:52:00
7 Very well 2022-06-08 14:51:38
9 Very well I enjoyed listening to Dean’s lived experience of autism. It was interesting and insightful. 2022-05-26 11:36:55
Very well 2022-05-20 15:39:15
7 Extremely well Social needs and emotions 2022-05-19 12:53:07
8 Very well 2022-05-18 23:04:13
8 Very well 2022-05-18 13:17:46
10 Extremely well It was all helpful 2022-05-16 15:29:19
5 Somewhat well Autistic rights and place in society 2022-05-16 15:16:39
8 Very well 2022-05-16 15:14:20
5 Somewhat well 2022-05-16 15:10:11
10 Very well executive functioning was extremely helpful 2022-05-16 15:08:20
9 Very well How to disclose diagnosis. 2022-05-16 15:06:47
8 Somewhat well 2022-05-16 15:05:07
7 Very well Lesson 3 2022-05-16 15:03:59
10 Very well All of it 2022-05-16 15:02:22
10 Extremely well 2022-05-16 15:02:03
10 Extremely well 2022-05-16 14:55:14
10 Extremely well I found that all the lessons very interesting. But to know that the word social in an club can start anxiety. Also to someone with Autism, being In the same room with friends on their computers is still being social. 2022-05-16 14:34:16
8 Very well Insight into mind of someone with autism 2022-05-16 14:32:08
10 Extremely well Lesson 3,4,5 2022-05-16 14:28:24
10 Extremely well 2022-05-15 04:17:56
10 Extremely well 2022-05-14 16:30:29
6 Somewhat well 2022-05-13 11:12:50
10 Extremely well Lesson 3, social needs and emotions 2022-05-08 19:14:43
10 Extremely well lesson 1. The myth busting especially when Dean stated it’s not challenging behaviour it’s a challenging situation. 2022-05-05 20:56:43
10 Extremely well I found all of the lessons where very helpful. 2022-05-04 12:33:50
Very well How to create a setting for students to accept themselves 2022-05-04 12:33:07
10 Extremely well executive functioning 2022-05-04 12:11:21
10 Extremely well all of it, I am a special needs parent as well as a teachers aide and found everything useful . 2022-05-04 11:38:46
8 Very well The Q & A and Lesson 3 2022-04-27 11:53:58
5 Very well I find that it reinforced that what I am dong in the classroom is the correct thing from an Autistics persons point of view 2022-04-27 11:47:08
9 Extremely well Teaching Assistant, Joy in Autism,Social Needs & Emotions. 2022-04-26 16:56:45
9 Extremely well Teaching assistants and autism, and their relationships 2022-04-26 16:53:54
10 Extremely well The lesson on Executive Functioning. The fact that processing and being overwhelmed is part of executive functioning. 2022-04-26 16:35:22
10 Extremely well  All The lessons I found extremely helpful in understanding Autisum . Dean made it informative and easy to listen to. 2022-04-26 16:32:55
9 Extremely well All his life examples and personal experiences. The visuals are very helpful although some fonts on the slides were too small. The strategies shared were extremely useful too, especially the section on TAs and how to create positive interactions and bonds between autistic and non-autistic children. Very informative and enjoyable, easy to watch. 2022-04-26 16:31:30
8 Very well Social and Emotional needs. 2022-04-26 16:25:06
6 Somewhat well Social and Emotional Needs 2022-04-26 16:24:38
7 Very well Meeting the Needs of Neurodiverse Students and Social and Emotional Needs 2022-04-26 16:24:26
7 Somewhat well Social and emotional needs 2022-04-26 16:24:07
7 Somewhat well Executive functioning, I found this extremely interesting and I found this helped me to understand my own child.  I also found “autistic behaviour” was interesting to look for the need of the student, and to look for the need not being met. I will always keep this in my mind now.  I also learned more about people with autism and empathy, this makes a lot of sense.  Great module. 2022-04-26 16:19:33
10 Very well Lessonm 5 2022-04-26 15:56:08
Extremely well Loved it all 2022-04-26 14:33:45
10 Extremely well Lesson 2, executive functioning explained very well.  Lesson 5, relationship with classroom teachers, working as a team, leave the ego at the door. 2022-04-26 14:20:30
9 Very well executive functioning 2022-04-26 14:20:28
5 Very well Meeting the needs of neurodiverse students. 2022-04-23 17:19:18
8 Very well Thoughts on TA’s- I work with secondary students and it is so important to build that trust and a relationship with the teenagers and for them to have a say in their lives. 2022-04-22 16:55:37
10 Very well teaching social knowledge not social skills 2022-04-19 13:40:53
10 Extremely well Personally I loved hearing about children/adults accepting that they have Autism and that it is what makes them the smart individual they are. That’s it’s nothing to be ashamed of. This is a really challenging thing for them but so important. 2022-04-13 20:32:47
8 Very well 2022-04-11 15:04:13
10 Extremely well These lessons were so well delivered. The best I have ever experienced! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! 2022-04-11 13:58:20
10 Extremely well To create the setting for students to accept themselves. 2022-04-07 17:46:24
10 Extremely well I have only been a Teacher Aide for 3 years and I found Dean’s personal experiences, testimonial and his provision of correct terminology & helpful hints when supporting an autistic student most helpful such as: Supporting them rather than judging them, taking care of their needs not their behaviour, & the question: Do you want me to listen or do you want me to help? and also his simple definition of executive functioning. Dean is such an inspiring speaker.  Feedback: Some of Dean’s visuals were quite blurry & illegible. 2022-04-02 18:17:52
10 Extremely well Dean’s personal stories, how autistic people view being social 2022-04-01 15:10:12
10 Very well Executive functioning, social emotional needs and impact of teacher aide. Just good to hear first hand experience and principals and guidance to apply to assist/understand students better 2022-03-30 13:40:56
10 Extremely well all of this as Dean helps to tell us what goes around in an autism heads 2022-03-29 17:22:50
10 Extremely well All of them.  I liked that it was delivered by someone with ASD and gave real life experiences and insight. 2022-03-29 10:18:56
9 Extremely well Joy 2022-03-29 08:04:58
10 Very well 2 Executive Functioning 2022-03-28 15:28:22
10 Extremely well Executive functioning and meeting the needs of Nuerodiverse students 2022-03-28 14:34:17
10 Extremely well Transformation Impact that Teacher Assitants can make- Dean’s lived experience and thoughts 2022-03-27 17:20:06
10 Somewhat well I loved hearing Dean talk about Autistic Joy! 2022-03-27 14:17:36
Extremely well they were all great, loved them all !! 2022-03-24 19:22:12
10 Extremely well The ways autistic people process everyday tasks and struggle in day to day activities. A good reminder that we all process things differently. 2022-03-24 15:55:51
10 Extremely well I loved the entire course. I laughed and cried. I really related to the executive functioning lesson due to experiencing anxiety. I loved the social needs and emotions lesson and autistic joy lesson too. I found Dean engaging, funny and entertaining and would see him in person if I had the chance. 2022-03-23 19:01:15
Very well Lesson 1 and 2 2022-03-23 11:58:43
9 Very well Understanding and meeting needs and executive functioning 2022-03-23 11:56:31
10 Extremely well 2022-03-21 11:44:19
9 Extremely well I found all the topics interesting. I found the information about social interactions helpful. 2022-03-20 18:27:08
6 Somewhat well Lesson 1 meeting the needs of neurodiverse students 2022-03-20 16:13:34
10 Extremely well 2022-03-18 20:18:19
10 Extremely well Lesson 3 and Lesson 5 2022-03-16 22:25:00
10 Extremely well 2022-03-16 11:42:03
10 Extremely well How they think, how they need to feel like they are ‘normal’ 2022-03-14 11:31:38
10 Extremely well It was all very helpful. 2022-03-11 22:20:38
Extremely well 2022-03-11 06:25:51
Extremely well 2022-03-09 17:10:45
9 Very well executive functioning but all lessons were helpful and interesting 2022-03-09 14:17:04
8 Very well Social and Emotional needs 2022-03-08 17:22:37
10 Extremely well I loved the visual cards /wristbands about,or on a ring or on classroom about different colours on how they are feeling,..also you may be a good T A but if having a bad day,don’t take it to heart that someone else came along and settle/calm/what the situation was! Many others too,very good to listen too,and thankyou for extending my time on this course,as had a horrible time,when I was a time line,means alot 😇😉🙏 2022-03-07 15:27:45
10 Extremely well 2022-03-07 14:19:44
10 Very well I’ve loved watching all the videos. I really loved watching the video about the impact a teacher’s assistant can make. Our importance is often overlooked by teachers. 2022-03-07 12:53:00
8 Somewhat well The whole of part two was very eye opening and challenged my point of view 2022-03-04 14:39:32
10 Extremely well I found it all really useful – and it reinforced the fact that the school I work with actually do a lot, if not all of the suggested strategies.  My favourite is being in a class and helping everyone. For two reasons – one, a lot of kids are happy to get help, and two, it takes the focus off of the student I am working with. 2022-03-04 14:37:55
10 Extremely well That being on computer games with others is classed as ‘socialising’.   Autistic people struggle to understand us and we also struggle to understand them.  Autistic people endlessly take time to process, hence why they take so much time to complete tasks.  They use a lot of their energy so get tired easily and need time to recover.  Great tutorial chart to show student how their day/week went.  So can see only a small part of their day/week was actually bad, take focus off that bad and see the good.  Interesting to hear, ‘it’s okay to have EA for long period of time, …. a bond is encouraged’.  As thought this was discouraged.  Good for student to have ‘their rock to cling to’ and have the same and not be unpredictable. 2022-03-03 21:05:16
7 Somewhat well just listening to him is v helpful 2022-03-03 12:22:48
5 Somewhat well Focusing on social knowledge instead of social skills, alexithymia and the awareness bands 2022-03-02 09:36:42
7 Very well 2022-03-01 09:50:14
7 Very well 5 – this reiterated that what I do does make a difference. 2022-02-28 10:20:10
10 Extremely well Lesson 7. Breaking free of the medical 2022-02-26 15:37:26
7 Very well Understanding and meeting the needs of neurodiverse students  Executive functioning 2022-02-25 15:28:03
7 Somewhat well organisation can be difficult 2022-02-25 14:43:15
6 Somewhat well Teacher Assistant Course 1 had some excellent tips for Teacher Aides being prepared for the students they work with. 2022-02-25 13:25:42
5 Somewhat well lesson 2: executive functioning 2022-02-25 12:26:44
10 Very well I found all lessons helpful. 2022-02-22 17:17:36
Very well 2022-02-21 22:32:10
8 Very well Lesson 2,3,and 4 2022-02-21 18:45:18
10 Extremely well all of it! but especially about executive functioning, and exhaustion 2022-02-17 15:04:00
10 Extremely well Hearing from an autistic person how they see the world perceives them and how unfair society is as a whole to people with differences . Opened my eyes and thoughts incredibly. 2022-02-17 12:24:41
8 Very well 2022-02-04 02:33:43
10 Very well Social needs and emotions 2022-01-31 22:11:49
9 Very well All of it. 2022-01-31 15:09:01
10 Extremely well The way Dan was so open and honest about his own childhood experiences at school and beyond into adulthood and was so willing to share these experiences for the benefit of others was truly inspiring and amazing! 2022-01-31 14:54:08
10 Extremely well 2022-01-31 12:01:19
10 Very well meeting the needs of nuerodiverse students, Executive function, social needs and emotions and transformation impact teacher assistants can make. 2022-01-30 12:13:26
10 Extremely well executive functioning –  this gave me a much clearer idea of how my son was processing information and why he often did not complete a task 2022-01-30 11:40:25
9 Very well Impact of TAs, because it encouraged me to keep trying to understand better, that I am making a positive difference. 2022-01-27 21:13:44
8 Extremely well 2022-01-26 20:44:35
10 Extremely well i enjoyed the whole course with Dean.  Its the first time i’ve done a course about Autistic people from a presenter who is autistic.  I found all components of the course interesting and valuble.  After 17 years as an SSO in schools and many hours of PD on this subject I found I learnt so much more and maybe I’ve misunderstood the best ways in which to support and understand each and everyone of my students.  I found Dean easy to listen to and entertaining.  He really is a credit to himself and for sharing what it is like to be autistic and helping the rest of the world to gain a better understanding. 2022-01-26 18:31:26
9 Very well I found all the lessons very interesting.    To have a better understanding that not all autistic people are the same and should not be put in the same category. 2022-01-25 15:14:16
10 Extremely well Executive functioning 2022-01-25 11:33:59
10 Extremely well Referencing Autistic People rather than ” a person with autism” So watching the language we use; learning that some autistic people have all consuming empathy (which I seem to have); that anxiety builds up like a pressure cooker; Also the frustrations of autistic people with executive functioniong and how easy it is for autistic people to be physically overwhelmed (also myself) and loved the Ladder of Trust; and explaining Alexithymia.  I loved hearing what I already believe that autistic (& neuerodiverse) are just part of the rich diversity of our society and don’t need solutions (just their rightful needs met).  It was affirming to hear both Teachers and Angels (in ACT we call them LSA’s ie Learning Support Assistants) need to collaborate together but, many teachers do overlook the thoughts and creativity of LSA’s (sadly regularly) so I would love to see Teachers emphatically encouraged to Team-Teach with their LSA’s.  It was great to have tips of building student’s sense of self when not permitted to use the “autistic”word and I can’t wait to use the sentence, “You’ve achieved this/that because your’re autistic, not despite it” to many students but especially one I was able to bond with.  It helped to hear we can’t all bond with the same student also (very freeing).  I found the different models explained, ie the medical model and the social model very insightful and especially found it useful being given ideas of improving our language (removing judgement where possible) and best ways to call autistic people, given that some may not have a learning disability.  I really appreciated the last session on Autistic Joy. 2022-01-24 17:27:06
10 Extremely well I loved all of the personal stories. The myth busting and Executive Functioning lessons were the most helpful. I found the whole course very informative and inspiring. 2022-01-23 16:24:18
10 Extremely well I found all the lessons helpful especially from Deans perspective as a child who was seen as a behaviour problem.really got me thinking about how I can make life easier for a child to navigate school and ask the child what there needs are not tell them what they need. 2022-01-20 23:13:57
10 Extremely well 2022-01-20 16:44:59
8 Very well 2022-01-18 19:46:15
10 Very well Part 1, Lesson 1 and Part 2, Lessons 7 and 8 2022-01-18 16:37:06
10 Extremely well 2022-01-18 15:46:53
5 Very well 2022-01-18 14:53:28
8 Very well All were helpful 2022-01-18 14:36:56
Extremely well 7, 2022-01-18 12:27:14
9 Extremely well The Autistic rights and place in society.  Also how to create the settings for students to accept themselves. 2022-01-17 17:14:49
10 Extremely well I found all the lessons very useful. Dean is a wonderful communicator who explains things in an easy to understand way. 2022-01-17 15:21:14
8 Very well Transformation impact teachers assistants can make. 2022-01-17 14:42:42
8 Very well Impact that teachers assistant can make. 2022-01-17 14:41:34
6 Very well The first three lessons were most beneficial and could be expanded on more. 2022-01-15 12:15:46
10 Extremely well All lessons helpful 2022-01-14 11:08:16
10 Extremely well All of them!! So empowering for autistic people at the start of their journey. So wonderful to have the privilege of Dean’s perspective. 2022-01-12 00:06:58
9 Extremely well I found that all of the information given was helpful. It consolidated some of the information that I already knew and helped break some of the other false information that I had previously been told and also through personal experiences with my own son at school. I was definitely able to relate to some of the experiences. 2022-01-10 19:26:11
10 Extremely well Transformation Impact Teacher Assistants can make 2022-01-08 18:26:45
10 Extremely well I took something from every one of the lessons. I sat here nodding and shaking my head at different things – acknowledging I need to change the way I communicate. I will always try to remember the phrase “the word normal is harmful”. 2022-01-07 12:38:51
Very well I found it very insightful 2022-01-06 14:53:29
10 Extremely well I wish every new and old teacher, Principal, parent, caters, friends, everyone would listen to this. 2022-01-06 10:59:22
9 Extremely well Executive functioning: link to Anxiety and Exhaustion. I have a better understanding of how they are linked and why both my children were/are feeling during the day.  Also why some of the students at the primary school I work as a TA are tired when they walk into class first thing in the morning. 2022-01-05 16:56:11
8 Very well Impact teachers aids can make on the student 2022-01-05 13:27:38
10 Very well 2022-01-05 13:21:07
10 Extremely well Executive functioning, needs vs behaviour, emotional and social needs. Examples from personal life. 2022-01-01 18:49:00
10 Very well All of it. I got snippets of great information and tip bits in each section.  My favourite was the term Autistic Joy and being able to challenge myself to use special interests in student’s learning. 2022-01-01 10:45:58
10 Extremely well 2021-12-28 13:08:12
10 Extremely well How powerful the support of a TA is. 2021-12-28 10:48:34
8 Very well lesson 2, 5, and 6. 2021-12-24 23:23:28
8 Very well All Dean experience is amazing! All was New for me. 2021-12-24 13:59:26
8 Very well 2021-12-22 15:02:51
10 Extremely well 2021-12-22 05:44:03
10 Extremely well I found each topic informative and helpful. 2021-12-12 21:26:04
8 Very well Loved hearing Dean Beadle speak about autism. 2021-12-10 15:14:25
Very well All 2021-12-06 22:58:50
8 Very well his personal experiences puts thing in perspective 2021-12-04 20:36:49
10 Extremely well I can’t remember exactly what the number was it was 6 or 7 that I found very motivating and moving. I enjoyed it all and actually got a tear in a couple of the videos. Dean Beadle is truly amazing. So glad that Sue teamed up with him. 2021-11-27 20:28:03
10 Extremely well All was great 2021-11-26 11:22:08
Extremely well All of it 🙂 2021-11-23 15:40:29
10 Extremely well Social Needs and Emotions 2021-11-22 16:50:37
6 Very well 2021-11-22 13:00:11
10 Extremely well lesson 2: Executive functioning: link to Anxiety & Exhaustion  Lesson4 :Autistic Rights and place in society  Lesson 7: How to create the setting for students to accept themselves 2021-11-22 12:31:02
8 Very well 2021-11-21 14:36:13
10 Extremely well The information surrounding social activities. As an AHA it was very beneficial as quite often my work is to work with clients with complex social anxieties. 2021-11-16 21:26:22
8 Very well 2021-11-15 00:15:32
10 Extremely well I found every lesson very helpful 2021-11-13 23:52:46
10 Extremely well The incite that Dean gave was amazing. It made so much sense. What an amazing human being. 2021-11-11 13:14:08
9 Extremely well I enjoyed lesson 1, 3 ,5 2021-11-11 12:14:23
10 Extremely well Lesson 1 and 5 2021-11-10 20:51:48
10 Extremely well Enjoyed this course immensely.. thanks Dean for putting together such a well-thought out presentation! So much valuable information, Dean’s stories had me laughing at times but most importantly the lessons will help me look at my own practise and communication at school and with others! 2021-11-09 16:04:47
10 Very well Autistic rights and Place in Society  Transformation Impact Teacher Assistant can Make  Executive Functioning – (amazing explanation!) 2021-11-06 20:44:53
10 Extremely well Everything 2021-11-04 14:36:51
10 Extremely well 2021-11-04 13:47:52
9 Very well   Every child is different and needs to be dealt with to suit their situation 2021-11-04 12:58:15
7 Very well The fact that it’s ok for kids to have the same TA for years. 2021-11-03 20:49:09
10 Extremely well 2021-11-03 11:16:07
5 Somewhat well 2021-11-01 17:08:16
7 Very well 2021-10-26 15:38:14
9 Very well 2021-10-26 13:29:09
10 Extremely well All of them 2021-10-24 21:34:01
10 Extremely well 2021-10-24 17:59:27
10 Extremely well Lesson 5..Impact teacher Aides make…very interesting and wrote down some key points for preparation and visuals for certain situations ie when Ta’s are away.. 2021-10-24 08:39:47
8 Somewhat well Lesson 2 2021-10-21 18:00:51
10 Very well 2021-10-21 00:30:10
9 Very well all 2021-10-20 18:09:34
10 Extremely well 2021-10-20 10:28:15
10 Extremely well 2021-10-19 22:33:44
Very well The session on Social and Emotional needs 2021-10-19 12:16:34
10 Extremely well I found them all quite helpful and found as a SLSO or TA, I practice much of what Dean talked about. The positives, not the negatives. 2021-10-18 13:53:25
10 Very well Lesson 1, 2 and 3 2021-10-18 10:04:00
10 Very well It was all so helpful as an SLSO 2021-10-18 07:12:42
8 Very well Executive function 2021-10-17 13:39:50
10 Very well Deans perception of the world especially around misbehaviour 2021-10-17 12:49:34
6 Somewhat well social/emotional needs lesson informed me of social boundaries/breaks/alone is not the same as isolation. Build a healthier environment. 2021-10-16 19:09:31
7 Very well Lessons 1, 2 & 3. Plus Dean’s personal experiences 2021-10-15 11:52:28
10 Extremely well 2021-10-14 23:24:24
10 Extremely well I found it all helpful in understanding one person’s life as an autistic person. 2021-10-14 16:53:12
10 Extremely well All lessons were extremely informative and offered a new perspective. 2021-10-13 15:26:34
10 Extremely well All of it. 2021-10-13 15:04:43
10 Extremely well all   lessons are so helpful 2021-10-13 14:50:27
10 Extremely well I enjoyed all lessons 2021-10-13 12:42:14
8 Extremely well 2021-10-13 11:45:09
10 Extremely well All of the information provided by Dean in each of the lessons was useful and relevant. 2021-10-12 14:51:18
8 Very well Dean sharing his personal experience. Lesson 5 was particularly beneficial to me. 2021-10-12 12:46:38
5 Somewhat well 2021-10-11 20:53:35
Very well Lesson 2 and 3 2021-10-11 16:45:12
10 Extremely well I found the whole package well worth the time invested. Dean is an engaging speaker, his anecdotes eye opening, thought provoking and relevant to  making his point/supportive of his advice in how best to support an autistic learner. There were at least two (but most often more) take aways (or aha moments) from each of the lessons. 2021-10-11 15:09:02
9 Very well just about how each person is different with different needs and needs to be treated and considered like that 2021-10-11 15:02:51
10 Extremely well Every lesson was amazing. Hearing it first hand gives it a whole new insight. 2021-10-11 13:42:42
10 Very well I loved hearing from Dean, loved his sense of humour and his love of Dr Who… but more importantly, so incredible to hear about his life so far – especially primary school life and the impact we can all have on these children, both good and bad. I also liked all the ways he spoke about how we can show our support…to empower them to be who they need to be! 2021-10-10 21:58:07
10 Very well Executive functioning and the lesson on social and emotional needs 2021-10-10 18:48:33
Somewhat well 2021-10-09 22:33:11
10 Extremely well lesson 3 and lesson 7 2021-10-09 17:27:22
10 Extremely well Social side by just being in a classroom you are social 2021-10-08 14:51:01
10 Extremely well All of them. Dean is so articulate and expresses what is going on inside him in a way that is easy to understand.  I don’t think I really appreciated how deep the level of anxiety people with autism face and how debilitating that can be. 2021-10-07 17:21:54
10 Extremely well Embracing difference and understanding diversity. 2021-10-07 14:39:52
9 Very well they were all good 2021-10-07 12:11:15
10 Extremely well Lesson 3, Social Needs and Emotions. I am a Teachers Aide working in a unit in a mainstream school. Whilst education regarding “Special Needs” students is getting out there, a lot of our mainstream teachers struggle to get to know our children and take things on face value. I found this lesson very important and EVERY teacher should look into this. 2021-10-07 10:58:15
10 Extremely well All of the lessons were very insightful. 2021-10-07 10:41:50
10 Extremely well Lesson 2 – Executive functioning  “School might start at 9am but the child may have been awake and struggling for hours already” 2021-10-07 09:26:09
10 Extremely well I found all lessons informative, even more as it was from Deans perspective. I was totally engrossed in all lessons. 2021-10-06 20:57:04
10 Extremely well After completing lessons 1 to 4 I ordered the book Is That Clear?  The reason why I ordered this book was to gain a deeper understanding as to how to change your communication style to make it more understandable to Autistic people.  I feel this book will be valuable to me as an Education Assistant as the majority of my relief work is   in special needs. 2021-10-06 17:54:15
10 Extremely well empowering individuals to live their best authentic lives starting as children  the question Do you want me to listen to you or do you want me to help? 2021-10-06 15:52:48
6 Somewhat well 2021-10-06 15:27:19
8 Very well 2021-10-06 14:25:16
10 Extremely well 2021-10-06 12:52:36
10 Extremely well 2021-10-06 10:38:00
7 Somewhat well Changing problem situation not the student 2021-10-05 21:25:20
7 Somewhat well 2021-10-05 14:56:13
10 Extremely well I found this the most informative and applicable course  in quite a time.  Dean was amazing and his incites help. So much can be related back to work environment, I for one will be using them 2021-10-05 13:54:17
10 Extremely well Autistic Rights & Place in Society – So many times we try and make the neuro diverse try to fit in the ‘normal’ world, when it is the world’s need to adjust and adapt 2021-10-05 13:36:37
10 Extremely well I thought it was great to hear from an adult that ha Autism. How people with Autism see things differently. 2021-10-05 11:00:20
10 Extremely well 2021-10-04 18:47:47
8 Extremely well Autistic Joy because everyone deserves to experience joy in their lives. 2021-10-04 15:53:51
10 Very well 2021-10-04 14:49:45
9 Extremely well I found it all extremely interesting and helpful.  It just reiterates that as an Integration Aide, the way I have been assisting in class is basically helping.  We all do things differently and we need to remember this – every day is a new and different day. 2021-10-04 14:31:29
9 Very well i found something out of every session, even just reminders of things i knew that i need to bring forward in my thinking. 2021-10-04 12:18:56
9 Very well Lesson 2 where Dean talked about Executive Function and how it links to anxiety and exhaustion also really liked lesson 3 on social needs and emotions 2021-10-04 10:16:18
9 Very well Executive Functioning, Social Needs & Emotions and How to Create the Setting for Students to Accept Themselves 2021-10-03 16:42:15
10 Very well Transformation Impact Teacher Assistants can Make 2021-10-02 22:55:31
10 Very well How to disclose diagnosis 2021-10-02 17:19:40
10 Extremely well Dean’s definition of being social.  the fact that the world isn’t built to be more supportive and accepting of Autistic people.  Explaining executive functioning.  Debunking the myths about Autism.  Very interested in the ladder of trust.  Behavior isn’t a reflection of the child, but a need that isn’t being met.  This quote ‘How long in education have we punished children who are too intelligent to follow rules that don’t make sense.’ 2021-10-02 14:56:02
7 Very well Lessons 1,2,3 and 7  There was a little repetition in a couple of the lessons.  I thought it was good from the point of view of getting more insight to someone with ASD’s perspective – what worked well for them and what they considered to be the barriers. 2021-10-01 16:52:16
10 Very well Amazing series, very much enjoyed the insight of Dean’s experience. 2021-10-01 11:27:51
10 Extremely well 2021-09-30 18:14:27
10 Extremely well Autistic Joy was part that made my heart soar. I see it in my students and see it knocked out of them by some other staff members. 2021-09-30 16:40:28
9 Very well All lessons were helpful and flowed easily from one to the next 2021-09-30 16:14:48
10 Extremely well Executive functioning: link to anxiety and exhaustion 2021-09-30 15:50:05
9 Very well I have working as an LSO for 14 years and I still managed to get some Ah ha moments from each of the lessons.  I loved listening to the lessons from the prospective of an adult who had been through what I see the students that I support challenged with on a dauly basis. 2021-09-30 12:59:23
8 Very well Dean’s personal story was very interesting and insightful. 2021-09-30 09:38:23
9 Extremely well All lessons – found engaging and informative 2021-09-30 09:05:10
10 Extremely well 2021-09-29 14:37:31
8 Very well Hearing about Dean’s own experiences at school. 2021-09-28 16:32:20
7 Somewhat well using the students passion to engage them 2021-09-28 07:24:00
10 Extremely well  2 & 3 2021-09-28 00:30:07
8 Very well I enjoyed them all and got helpful information from them all also 2021-09-27 15:46:07
10 Extremely well My experiences, Diagnosis and Dean’s comments about teaching assistants. 2021-09-26 17:30:19
8 Very well 2021-09-25 06:07:20
9 Extremely well All of the lessons were filled with confirmations, perspectives and adjustments to enhance my education moving forward.   I loved that Dean showed we need to empower others by making sense of their environment and normalising mistakes, varying abilities and opportunities to learn. Hopefully I am a part of facilitating those positive experiences! 2021-09-24 15:08:56
9 Very well Executive functioning. Understanding this and how to help. 2021-09-24 10:12:05
8 Very well 2021-09-23 14:24:33
10 Extremely well Acceptance and self celebration – Autistic JOY. Loved hearing about his successes in life and the constant referral to changing the environment not the individual. Cant wait to listen to his song Me and Your Normal are DONE on you tube. 2021-09-23 12:49:04
9 Extremely well Session 7 How to create a setting for students to accept themselves 2021-09-23 10:07:00
10 Extremely well All the personal insights of Dean’s life as autistic has helped me to better understand my 15 yo autistic son, as well as given me heaps of valuable things I can use in my role as a teachers’ aide & share with my colleagues. 2021-09-22 17:17:36
9 Very well Austistic rights and place in society 2021-09-20 11:29:51
10 Extremely well I really enjoyed lesson 2: link to anxiety and exhaustion, a good reminder that processing takes a long time for some children. I also enjoyed lesson 5: transformation impact Teacher Assistants can have. I have worked with a boy for 5 years and we have a close bond. Also lesson 8: autistic joy, this is absolutely true. 2021-09-20 09:50:10
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9 Extremely well Executive Functioning   Finding out what “social” means for students and therefore having “time out” from people.   As an aide, help them build their independence and look for cues to do so. 2021-09-19 13:35:01
10 Very well Very helpful to have a first hand expetience . 2021-09-18 16:36:20
10 Very well I found bits in all the lessons that will be helpful. 2021-09-18 14:20:06
10 Very well loved it all 2021-09-18 11:17:51
10 Extremely well Autistic Joy is a real thing!  Executive functioning.    The definitions of ‘social’ verse friendships and what that looks like and what friendship is. 2021-09-17 15:18:05
10 Extremely well Busting the myths about Autism. 2021-09-17 15:11:35
10 Extremely well Every part of this course was so useful and valuable. 2021-09-17 14:49:51
10 Extremely well Every word of every lesson was pure gold. I would recommend this course to everyone who works in education, not just teacher assistants. As a recently diagnosed Autistic adult I could relate to so much and I cried with tears of joy that a different perspective is being given and understanding is growing. 2021-09-17 14:48:38
10 Extremely well All of the lessons were fantastic and engaging. It was like I was inside the mind of my students and able to see a glimmer of their world through Dean’s eyes. 2021-09-17 14:17:13
10 Extremely well 2021-09-17 14:13:33
10 Very well I found all of the information very useful  had so many take away moments. I definitely found that the lessons on friendships, autistic behaviour and executive functioning very helpful. 2021-09-17 13:51:17
10 Extremely well I found just listening to Dean’s experience growing up with his Autism in school, offering the other perspective would very helpful. 2021-09-17 13:21:19
8 Very well Social. Reds and emotions lesson 3 2021-09-17 12:49:24
10 Extremely well Autistic Rights and place in society. 2021-09-16 17:56:47
10 Extremely well everything 2021-09-16 14:25:20
10 Extremely well Lessons 1, 2,3 and 5. 2021-09-16 12:42:57
10 Extremely well 2021-09-16 11:08:20
10 Extremely well 2021-09-16 10:14:16
8 Extremely well loved all gave me a much better understanding of what the child maybe going through 2021-09-16 09:42:56
10 Extremely well Perspective and understanding. It was so lovely to hear advice from someone who everyday lives the high and lows of Autism and is not just specialist assuming or basing information on science. A real life perspective allows for a better understanding. I especially enjoyed the executive function and anxiety and exhaustion lesson. 2021-09-15 14:42:21
10 Extremely well The whole video was very informative, 2021-09-15 13:00:03
10 Extremely well Social ? making friends 2021-09-15 11:21:41
9 Extremely well All of them. The insights were awesome. 2021-09-15 11:07:12
10 Extremely well I found all lessons equally helpful in understanding some of the ways to be more supportive of students at school. I am more determined to encourage teachers I work with to find ways to engage and support students in class. 2021-09-14 17:19:00
10 Extremely well Lesson 1 – helped me understand how the myths of autism were so wrong. 2021-09-14 16:27:55
9 Extremely well I really enjoyed Dean’s personal reflections on how he has experienced growing up with Autism and found his insights extremely valuable. 2021-09-14 14:39:44
10 Extremely well 2021-09-14 11:58:56
10 Extremely well I loved all of them a great insight and it makes you really understand from his perspective 2021-09-13 14:48:11
10 Extremely well 2021-09-13 13:31:36
9 Very well Executive functioning 2021-09-13 12:46:50
Very well 8 2021-09-13 11:09:12
10 Extremely well Lesson 3 on Social needs and emotions  Lesson 2 on Executive functioning 2021-09-12 19:57:02
10 Extremely well executive functioning and Social and emotional.  When we went back to school, I used the toolsI learnt from these two sections, and WOW what an amazingly successful day! I Using these tools, and changing how I worked with them aloud they  had the most successful day. IT WAS GREAT! 2021-09-12 09:05:24
8 Very well The impact teacher assistants can make. 2021-09-10 21:30:34
10 Extremely well All of the lessons were very helpful  and informative. 2021-09-10 14:50:14
10 Extremely well All of it was extremely good. 2021-09-10 14:11:55
10 Very well The understanding in general. 2021-09-10 14:02:27
9 Extremely well Lesson 1 – the world needs to change to meet the needs of all 2021-09-10 13:29:34
8 Extremely well Enjoyed the honesty and the rawness 2021-09-10 13:28:23
10 Extremely well ALL OF THE LESSONS WERE Engaging and informative 2021-09-10 11:03:43
10 Extremely well Autistic joy – what an amazing way to get to know and earn trust 2021-09-10 08:27:57
10 Extremely well I loved listening to Dean’s perspective. 2021-09-09 20:06:11
10 Extremely well Dean’s debunking of some commonly held misconceptions about autism was very enlightning. 2021-09-09 17:02:40
10 Very well Autistic joy and sense of self, owning the individuality and being empowered by it 2021-09-09 16:57:49
8 Very well I found it all very interesting and informative. To hear how Autism affects Autistic people and how people who don’t understand Autism treat Autistic People, shows two sides that are worlds away from each other. It reinforced to me to accept people for who they are and that everyone is unique and special. 2021-09-09 16:30:42
9 Very well Lesson 1 and lesson 2 gave me the most insights but all lessons were useful. 2021-09-09 15:27:33
10 Extremely well 2021-09-09 13:27:15
6 Somewhat well 2021-09-09 10:41:18
10 Extremely well All of them – it was so terrific to hear Dean’s perspective. 2021-09-08 22:11:55
10 Extremely well 2021-09-08 20:15:53
8 Very well Lesson 2: Executive Functioning 2021-09-08 20:15:11
10 Extremely well the connection to TAs ,why people think they have to have different TAs ,the social connection in playgrounds and in class, all lessons were valuable 2021-09-08 16:58:23
9 Extremely well Executive Functioning 2021-09-08 16:33:41
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10 Extremely well Everything. It was fabulous.  Do you need me to just listen or help was powerful and I liked the idea about Zones of Regulation pictures and teachers joining in too. Food for thought. 2021-09-08 15:27:45
10 Extremely well All information offered on a personal level from Dean was helpful. 2021-09-08 13:09:52
8 Very well “Social Skills and Social Knowledge” 2021-09-08 12:55:08