50 Oxlade Drive
New Farm, QLD, AU 4005
07 3358 6188
What’s it about?
This one day event will assist educators within childhood (0-5 years) and primary school aged care settings to better understand the uniqueness of individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and how they can work together through innovation, inclusive teaching, respect and entering into the world of AS to achieve better outcomes.
The presenter will draw upon her considerable clinical experience from working in the field of AS to share ideas and strategies on engaging the child with AS, strengthening their self-esteem and identity and managing the physical environment in multiple settings (free flowing, semi structured and structured educational and care settings).
Discussions will reflect on educators’ existing practices and how these can be extended upon to create a holistic and inclusive environment. These will consider uniqueness, emotional needs, development and health and safety of all children whilst strengthening the child’s identity, confidence with learning, sense of wellbeing, communication and connections with their family, culture and community.
The session will be interactive with opportunity for group discussion and activities to ensure learning is applied.
Specific Learning Outcomes
QA5 – Relationships with Children
PS1 – Know students and how they learn
PS4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning
- To better understand the profile of Asperger’s Syndrome and gain an awareness of various strategies that may assist educators in working with children with Asperger’s Syndrome
- For educators to feel more confident and competent in being able to better manage the differing needs of individual children with Asperger’s Syndrome
- To gain an awareness of other disability service professionals from the local community that may be able to provide further support as well as further resources that may be of assistance
Sally Williams MPsych (Clin) MAPS. Sally completed her post graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at Deakin University in Victoria. She went on to work in Child and Youth Mental Health Services whilst working part time as an Army Officer and Psychologist in the Australian Defence Force (Reserves). She then moved to Europe and worked in Ireland as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in a variety of senior positions, all in the area of Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and mental health. She has and worked as a Consultant in the area of ASC for the past 10 years, and a a Senior Clinical Psychologist within the Minds and Hearts clinic for the past 3 years.