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Course Description

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a complicated and challenging problem for many students in the classroom. This issue is often associated with Autism; however, this issue affects many children who have disabilities, but who are also neurotypical.

The impact of SPD can be diminished with evidence-based and practical strategies, which provide students with a safe learning environment (SLE) and less interruption to their learning.

This course will give you the knowledge about how challenging SPD is for many of your students and how to make a significant difference by making changes to your classroom management and routine.


Teachers and support staff

Teaching Standards

1.6.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Strategies to support full participation of students with disability: Design and implement teaching activities that support the participation and learning of students with disability and address relevant policy and legislative requirements

$  119 + GST - Individual Enrolment
$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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"I am new to classroom teaching and this course was a really helpful as a starter to understand SPD. Many students have SPD to some degree, and the helpful information and strategies in this course will form the basis of my classroom management in the near future."

- Karelle Taylor, Orange Anglican Grammar School

"Content quality was excellent from theory to practice. Extremely relevant to teaching today."

- Kirsty Taylor, Randwick Public School

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Overview

    • Welcome to Country

    • Reference to Professional Standards

    • Introduction to Dr Karina Barley and topics for Discussion

  • 2

    Introduction to Sensory Challenges

    • Introduction to Sensory Challenges

    • Reflection 1:

  • 3

    Senses and Sensory Processing Disorder

    • Senses and Sensory Processing Disorder

    • Reflection 2:

  • 4

    Role of Anxiety in Sensory Processing Disorder

    • Role of Anxiety in Sensory Processing Disorder

    • Reflection 3:

  • 5

    Creating Positive Learning Environment

    • Creating Positive Learning Environment

    • Reflection 4:

    • Suggestions for Collaboration

  • 6

    Creating Classroom-Based Strategies for Students with Sensory Processing Disorder

    • Creating Classroom-Based Strategies for Students with Sensory Processing Disorder

    • Reflection 5:

    • Suggestions for Collaboration

  • 7

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Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Sensory Challenges in the Classroom: Understanding How Sensory Problems Present and What to Do About It will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/children with disability addressing standard descriptor 1.6.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Karina Barley

Karina Barley

Karina Barley (PhD) is an internationally recognised educational consultant specialising in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist. Karina is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioural, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches, Karina integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

Dr Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought-after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

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