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Completing The Bridge To Learning - Using The IPad For Autism will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/children with disability addressing standard descriptor 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and Overview

    • Course Overview

    • Reference to Professional Standards

  • 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

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