Workshops

This is a ‘must know’ new diagnosis for students with ASD and high anxiety. You will be introduced to the characteristics of PDA and why your understanding is essential in identifying and working with students that present with PDA traits to minimise escalating behaviours. ​Observations are often confused with oppositional or disobedient behaviour. Learn about PDA and how to address the learning and social experiences.

 

PDA

Workshop Overview:

While it is not recognised in the DSM-V, PDA is referred to as a sub-type of ASD. PDA is a condition which baffles both teachers and parents who notice that the child won’t do anything that they are asked to do, even when it is a desirable activity. Children with PDA are highly anxious, which is why they tend to avoid real and perceived demands. Children with PDA can be quite social but at the same time controlling, which can impact on quality social interaction.  In this full day workshop, participants will be introduced to the main features of PDA and how to support the student presenting with this condition. 

 

This workshop will allow participants to successfully:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the features of PDA;
  • Understand responsive strategies which address their academic and social needs;
  • Develop planning tools as part of the Team around the Learner.

 

AnnaSqMeet your presenter:

Dr Anna Bortoli is an Autism & Special Education Consultant, and a former Assistant Principal and Lecturer. As a consultant she provides professional learning and in-situ training with teachers about strategies and approaches for students and young children with developmental delays or autism. Her research work relates to the areas of Structured Teaching, Executive Skills for Learning, Functional Assessment, Curriculum and ILPs. She delivers tertiary training and Masterclasses in ASD and ADHD. She is TEACCH® Certified Practitioner Level and has received training through Division TEACCH®, enabling her to implement a Structured Teaching approach with teachers and parents. Anna is committed to the professional growth of practitioners in the field of special education. 

 

 

A sample of what participants are saying about this workshop:

“This was very interesting - I seemed to be nodding my head a lot. Pieces of the puzzle are coming together. Thanks!” - Emma G.

“Very interesting to learn about PDA. Made me think about this area and students I work with.” - Rosalie S.

“Excellent, knowledgable, flexible, compassionate.” - Jenny R.

 

  

Suitability:

This workshop is suitable for primary and secondary classroom teachers from mainstream and specialist schools, co-ordinators in schools and learning support staff who are responsible for students in receipt of state funding.  Pre-service, Graduates & Relief teachers will also benefit from attending.

 

This Professional Learning meets the following AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

1. Know students and how they learn (1.1; 1.2; 1.5; 1.6.)

2. Know the content and how to teach it (2.1; 2.2.)

3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning (3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 3.5; 3.6; 3.7.)

4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments (4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4.)

 

Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO):

Positive climate for learning:

  • Empowering students and building school pride
  • Setting expectations and promoting inclusion

 

Why Edumazing PDs?

  • Quality endorsed;
  • Inspire change with practical and achievable ideas, resources and strategies;
  • Outstanding qualified presenters;
  • Pre- and post-service delivery to ensure participants needs are met;
  • Supported by research;
  • Innovative and unique.

If you would like us to host this workshop at your school, or find out more about our Professional Learning Services, you may contact us on 9731 1400 or complete a request form.

 

Event Information:    

 

LOCATION:  Ballarat

DATE: Tuesday 28th May, 2019

VENUE: Sovereign Park Motor Inn

223 Main Rd, Ballarat VIC 3350

 TIME:  Registration: 8:45am

Workshop: 9.00am to 3:30pm

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LOCATION:  Wheelers Hill

DATE: Tuesday 18th June, 2019

VENUE: Mulgrave Country Club

Wellington Rd & Jells Road, Wheelers Hill VIC 3150

 TIME:  Registration: 8:45am

Workshop: 9.00am to 3:30pm

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COST:  

Member*: $270.00 (excl. GST)
Non-member: $290.00 (excl. GST)

*Free membership. To join, click here.

Special Offer applies to Pre-service, Graduates & CRTs. Call us to find out more! Conditions apply.

 CATERING:  

Participants will receive pre-workshop refreshments upon arrival, delicious morning tea and lunch.

 WHAT TO BRING:  

Your knowledge and experience in working with students with additional needs.

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