I’m a trained teacher, why do I need ABA training?

ABA adds to your teaching repertoire. It trains you how to observe, unpack, and manage behaviour. It teaches you how to do this objectively, appropriately, and effectively. And with more and more children presenting with autism, there’s never been a bigger need.

Every educator we’ve come across wants to create a positive engaging classroom. One that fosters independence and growth, and develops students’ knowledge, skill, ability. The factor that most hinders this is challenging behaviours.

As teachers, it’s easy to inadvertently reinforce a negative behaviour. We ask Jack to leave the room because of his behaviour. We don’t realise he was trying to avoid a difficult task, which means the chosen response (leave room) acts as a reinforcement. He learns that acting out can get him out of doing a task.

Or we miss a pattern. Using ABA we observe and document Harrison’s behaviour over a number of days. The data shows that his outbursts always occur between 10:00am-10:30am. We learn he doesn’t get breakfast at home. We understand the outbursts are occurring because he’s hungry.

These and other examples are why our ABA educator training is regularly met with, “why wasn’t I taught this earlier”. Well, it’s never too late to learn new ways of doing and being. Our educator training is available in a range of formats. Read on to find the course topic and format that best suits your needs.

Due to COVID19, all face-to-face educator training sessions are now delivered via live stream (facilitator led) or through our e-learning platforms.

  • ASD School Presentation

    Live Streamed
    Teachers, teacher aides and specialist support staff
    As requested by the school
    2hrs
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    Delivery mode: onsite at your school or we can livestream via Zoom.

    Need multiple educators informed or upskilled in autism? This two hour lecture-style ASD presentation is the answer.

    Suitable for whole-of-school staff, or a particular year or teaching cohort. Expect your educators to come away more knowledgeable about ASD, challenging behaviours, and social skills.

    Interested? Telephone or email (03 9830 0677 or info@abia.net.au)

    Course requirements: we supply the course facilitator and any presentation handouts.

  • Online Educator Modules

    Online
    Teachers, teacher aides and specialist support staff
    Start Anytime
    3hrs
    Educator Bundle (All 3 Modules):
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    Managing ASD in the classroom:
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    Behaviour Management:
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    Social Skills:
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    Choose from one of three modules—Managing ASD in the Classroom, Behaviour Management, Social Skills—or buy the bundle and do all three.

    APST-aligned with a certificate of completion for annual registration requirements. These content packed and super practical sessions are available 24/7 for 14 days.

    Modules are suitable for educators and support staff working at primary level or in an early learning centre or kindergarten.

    Course requirements: a PC or laptop and an internet connection.

  • Making it Work in the Classroom

    Live Streamed
    Teachers, teacher aides and specialist support staff
    As requested by the school
    1-day Training
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    Embedded with ABA principles and APST-aligned, this one day professional development course builds your capacity to teach students with autism or other disability.

    Expect to come away with a better understanding of why challenging behaviours occur and how to respond to them.

    Upon completion of Making it Work in the Classroom you’ll get PD points toward your annual 20-hour VIT PD requirement.

    We can also deliver this course offsite (at your premises) for ten or more educators. Email info@abia.net.au to get a no-cost quotation.

    Course requirements: all supplied on arrival. Just bring yourself.

  • 3-hr workshops

    Live Streamed
    Teachers, teacher aides and specialist support staff
    As requested by the school
    3hrs

    These three workshops can be delivered during professional learning days or during school meeting periods. They can be delivered face to face or live streamed. Booking for 10 or more staff attract a group discount.

    Choose from one of three workshops—Managing ASD in the Classroom, Behaviour Management, Social Skills—or do all three.

    APST-aligned, these three hour workshops build educators’ capacity to teach students with a disability. Participants gain PD points toward their annual PD requirement.

    Suitable for teachers, teacher aides, and specialist support staff within mainstream or specialist schools; as well as ELC and kindergarten educators.

    Email info@abia.net.au to get a no-cost quotation.

    Course requirements: all supplied on arrival. Just bring yourself.