Does your child get upset with change or when something is finishing?
Are you looking for ways to minimise the distress change can cause them?
Sometimes it can be a struggle helping a child move into a new environment or travel from A to B. This can be because unknown, sudden changes or differences in routine can be very unsettling for an autistic child.
With our understanding of autism, we know that their often different experience of communication, social interaction and sensory processing can leave them feeling part of a very unpredictable world.
If more change is happening around the child, this can be confusing and distressing. They may find it difficult to understand what the new changes around them are and why they are happening. This can of cause lead to anxiety and distress.
In this course, you will gain an insight into autistic thinking and therefore why transitions can be particularly challenging for some children and young people. Whether it’s smaller movements such as moving to a different room, or bigger transitions like moving to a new class, this course will provide you with practical methods and resources to help.
Learn practical strategies to help children make smooth transitions
Gain a 'tool box' of resources and things you can do to support children's understanding of an upcoming transition or change.
Gain deeper knowledge about autistic thinking and thought processes
Explore theories of autistic thinking and how this can have an impact on how an individual may respond to different situations and change.
Feel confident in supporting children to cope and be prepared for transitions
Whether it is between daily activities or big change such as moving school, this course will teach you a range of strategies you can use to support understanding and calm transitions.
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Complete the course at a time convenient for you. Our flexible, on-demand courses allow you to log in and complete the content as you go, plus you can revisit the content if needed!
Each course is broken down into short modules, allowing you to easily follow the content. The modules are full of invaluable, to-the-point information and resources.
With a vast wealth of knowledge and experience, each video is filled with practical advice that you can implement, immediately.
Each course comes with downloadable resources including visual supports, slides, reflection tasks and other helpful resources. These will help support your learning and practice.
Ongoing support is offered through our comment boxes on each video.
Our courses can be completed on whatever your preferred device is, either via your browser or the Teachable app.
What Our Course Participants Have To Say...
"Wow, thank you for sharing all your brilliant knowledge Steph, I have thoroughly enjoyed all eight 'Autism Spectrum Teacher' courses. Full of insightful information, brilliant resources/recommended reading lists and delivered all so professionally, with charm. You have truly empowered me and I cant wait to get back to work in September and recommend all eight to my colleagues. Thank you, thank you, thank you, my class are going to be truly benefitting."
"I really like the within task schedules with the green and red board to help children to prepare for what's going to happen within the lesson. I'm going to make one for PE lessons to support my 1-1 child. The theories at the beginning of your presentation were useful to help me gain a better insight into how autistic children might be thinking."
"I found this course really beneficial with lots of ideas to use in our setting. I enjoyed seeing and hearing all of the examples as appose to just reading information, I felt I took things in more being presented like this."
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- Introduction (2:07)
- Downloadable resources (including slides, reflection task, now and next board, preparation story and transition book)
- Autistic thinking and understanding (17:40)
- Why is routine and familiarity so important? (7:51)
- The impact of visual supports on understanding (11:10)
- Using objects of reference to support understanding during transitions (7:16)
- Supporting understanding of an upcoming activity (3:32)
- Supporting understanding of daily transitions using visual timetables (in a way that is meaningful to the child with either objects/ images/ symbols/ text) (8:02)
- Supporting understanding during tasks and activities (12:10)
- Multi-sensory transition supports (3:36)
- Supporting understanding of transitions reflection questions (0:50)
- How to help children with change or the unfamiliar (9:01)
- How to prepare children and young people for big transitions (12:41)
- Learning and feedback (0:28)
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 am now a specialist teacher and consultant helping 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 and skills in how to implement strategies and importantly, ensure impact on learning.
For more information about the work I do, please visit www.autismspectrumteacher.com
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 help children and young people make smooth transitions.
How will the course be taught?
The course will be taught through a series of videos, downloadable resources 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?
You can access the content whenever you want!
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.
What if I need support?
We are available to offer you support at any time during the course, just an email or phone call away!
Is there a money-back guarantee or refund option?
The courses are designed to give you valuable information and skills however, if you are not 100% satisfied with the course and let me know within 30 days of purchasing, you will receive a full refund.
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.
“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