National Quality Standard
|QA1||Educational program and practice|
|QA5||Relationships with children|
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
|1||Know students and how they learn|
|3||Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning|
|4||Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments|
Behaviour is a form of communication. Even if a person isn’t saying words, their behaviour and body language can show what they might be thinking or feeling.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder often take longer to learn how to speak, so it can be difficult for them to fully express themselves. Sometimes, the ones who can speak may not have the skills to explain ‘in the moment’ what they are thinking or what is concerning them. It is therefore important for educators to understand behaviour and the meaning behind particular behaviours.
This 2-part course examines behaviour and how it can be different for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It also explains how educators can guide children through positive behaviour-support strategies and advocate for children with special rights.
In this course, participants will:
- explore why certain behaviours occur
- learn how to understand certain behaviours
- discover some of the differences in development that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder can experience
- uncover pro-active strategies to support individual children’s positive behaviour and advocate for children with special rights.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Completing An insight into Autism Spectrum Disorder in the early years (2-part series) will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/children with Disability addressing Standard Descriptor(s) 1.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.