Develop advanced knowledge and skills to support individuals with Autism throughout their education.
The suites of short courses serve as Professional Development opportunities for teachers across Australia. They also provide tasters and pathways into Torrens Education courses and to serve the wider community in areas of need.
In this short course, the person first approach is used to introduce the problem solving and active listening skills required when supporting an individual with autism. Students will interact with a range of experiential perspectives of autism, using interviews and scenarios to develop their understanding of the person first approach.
This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Autism). It would be offered as a standalone subject without any alterations and in line with regular offerings of this subject. Students passing all assessments in this subject would be awarded a Torrens Certificate of Achievement that could be utilized for credit in appropriate Torrens Education courses.
Key Study Outcomes:
- Apply an in depth understanding of the issues facing children with autism in an educational environment
- Gain an invaluable in-depth understanding of the challenges and strengths, and how to respond utilising the person first perspective
- Apply range of tools and techniques to problem solve from a person first perspective in a variety of contexts to improve the education and support individuals with Autism