Sensory Processing Disorder 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 then provides 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 by making changes to your classroom management and routine you can make a significant difference to the students who experience this problem.


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.

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This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.


Karina Barley

Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing 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.Karen 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 Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.In addition, Ms 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.She is now undertaking her PhD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.