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Course Description

This course is a continuation of the popular ‘Using iPads in the Autism and Special Education Classroom’ run by Karen Barley. As this subject has so much breadth, by taking this course you will be able to add to your prior knowledge on this subject. If we believe all children have a right to education and learning, we can appreciate it is vital that all children have access to resources that enables children who have autism to:

  1. learn how to learn

  2. have their lessons differentiated and individualised

  3. achieve success in their learning according to their individual learning style.



Teachers,  principals and  support staff

Teaching Standards

4.1.2 - Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Support student participation: Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities

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

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


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and Overview

    • Course Overview

    • Reference to Professional Standards

    • Welcome to Country

  • 2

    Topic Two - Autism – Understanding Your Student so you Can Understand How They Learn.

    • Introduction

    • 60 Minutes Video

    • Teaching Children With Autism Using the iPad

    • Setting Up the Parameters

    • Setting Up The Parameters - Activity

  • 3

    21st Century Learning and Autism

    • Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory

    • Learning Styles of Children with Autism

    • Putting This All Together

    • Other Accessibility Resources

    • Reflection

  • 4

    Sensory Issues

    • Sensory Processing Problems

    • Sensory Overload Simulation

    • Avoiding Sensory Overload in the Classroom

    • Sensory and Relaxation Apps

    • Sensory Simulation Activity

  • 5

    The Benefits of Using iPads For Autism Education

    • Why Use iPads?

    • Using iPads in Different Classroom Scenarios

    • Optional Videos

  • 6

    Using iPad Apps To Bridge Learning Gaps

    • Apps for Reading

    • Apps for Writing

    • Apps for Speaking and Listening

    • Apps for Maths

    • Submit a Lesson Idea

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback


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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