Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood Settings

There is an increased number of children with additional needs, in particular children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), enrolled in early childhood education programs.

Focusing on children with ASD in Early Childhood settings, this program explores diagnostic features and strategies to enhance inclusion, engagement and the development of capabilities.

You will develop, extend and challenge your knowledge of how to support children with autism spectrum disorder.

Topics covered

  • Understand the diagnosis for ASD
  • Recognise the characteristics of ASD
  • Develop teaching strategies to address the needs of individuals with consideration to learning styles and interests
  • Develop strategies to positively address behavioural issues.
  • Transition support
  • Working with parents

Duration

Online program: one two-hour online class per week over three weeks, 6.00 - 8.00pm.
You will require internet access and a laptop, computer or other device that will enable you to join a virtual classroom and access an online learning portal. Your chosen device requires a camera, microphone and sound.

When and where

Please contact us via the enquire online button to express an interest in this program for 2022 or to discuss tailoring the program for group delivery at your venue.

Cost

Please contact us for further information on program fees.

Prerequisites

There are no formal pre-requisites for this program, however, it is most relevant for all educators, assistants and support staff working in early childhood settings.

Assessment

There is no assessment associated with this program.

Recognition

This program is aligned with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST): 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7.

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.