Every child is a unique individual with different strengths, abilities and needs.

There are lots of things we can do to help children, whose communication may be developing differently to their peers.

In this course, we will explore early communication development and effective, evidence-based ways in which we can help children express their needs and wants, develop functional communication and increase vocabulary.

After the course you will have a range of strategies and skills to help develop children's communication and be ready to implement these straight away to help the children!

What People Say...

"A thorough and enjoyable course on helping autistic students with communication. I came away with a lot of great ideas."

- David Ekram

"I've really enjoyed this course. It has been so informative to me, supporting ten children, with varying needs, inside an Autism Resource Base, of a mainstream primary school.

Steph has broken the course down well, into interesting segments, with time for, reflection tasks, which really help you to think about, your own settings. It's thought provoking, as to what you may bring to your classroom already, but also, what you can improve on, to make your communication better, creating the best outcomes, for everyone.

Can't wait to put it into practise! Now, I'm starting to recommend Steph, and her amazing expertise, to friends and colleagues! Thank You Steph."

- Michelle Cardy

"A great overview of strategies to support communication development for students in the classroom. I will definitely be incorporating these ideas into my team training next year!"

- Anonymous

"Steph is so knowledgeable. I feel empowered to implement some really good strategies to help our children communicate functionally by using the total communication approach. Thank you."

- Rachael Longworth

Fantastic course with some amazing practical strategies to help support communication. I loved the way this course is presented it feels more interactive than just reading page after page. I can't wait to do more of these courses.

- Michelle S

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

Teachers, teaching assistants, learning support assistants, educational professionals, SENCO's, trainees, parents, carers and anyone wanting to learn more about supporting children and young people at the early stages of communication development.

How will the course be taught?

The course will be taught through a series of presentation videos and reflection tasks.

You will have a login and password to access the content and you can complete the course at your own pace.

How long will it take to complete?

Approximately 1 - 2 hours.

How long will I be able to access the content for?

Lifetime access! You can access the content whenever you want!

Can I pay via invoice?

Yes! Please email your order to [email protected]

Can I use the course videos and materials for training groups such as during an INSET day or staff meeting?

Yes! You can purchase a group training licence. Please email [email protected] for all group training orders.

Can I purchase courses for multiple users?

Yes! You can place an order for multiple users or for more than one course. Please email your order to [email protected]

What if I need support?

Steph Reed (Autism Specialist) will be available to offer you support at any time during the course, just an email or phone call away!

For any other questions and queries, please email [email protected]

This course can form part of your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Please share with your employer, as they may be able to fund your training.

A certificate will be issued upon full completion of the course.

Join the Course!

For invoices, multi-user and group training licences, please contact 

[email protected]


Help Me Communicate

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Steph Reed help children with autism communicate

Hi, I’m Steph Reed, your teacher!

Over the past 12 years, I have taught many autistic children, with a wide variety of abilities and complex needs.

I now help schools and services ensure high quality autism provision and practice, enabling children to achieve and maximise their potential.

I have tailored these online courses to give you accessible, and bite-size, background knowledge in evidence-based approaches, as well as the practical understanding in how to implement strategies and importantly, ensure impact on learning.

For more information about the work I do, please visit www.autismspectrumteacher.com

“In the time that Steph has been working with my school, I have been able to see a sustained improvement in the provision offered. This has been the case in the growing knowledge and skills of the staff she has worked alongside, the physical environment provided for pupils with ASD and the outcomes for those pupils"

Jess Hutchison, Headteacher at Grazebrook Primary School