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Sue Larkey enlightens, and entertains with valuable insights into Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ODD and PDA. Covering strategies from the Early Years to Teens Years and Beyond. To learn more about teaching or understanding ASD please visit my websites below. Australian website: https://suelarkey.com.au Rest of the world: https://www.autismspectrumelearning.com/ Join Sue as she shares simple yet effective tips, supports and strategies on a range of topics including social skills, communicat ...
 
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Discussed in this episode This week I am joined by guest, Emily Hanlon, a Psychologist who completed her Clinic Masters Research on the well-being of siblings of children with ASD. She is the daughter of Randa Habelrih, a guest on the podcast in Episode 107. Diagnostic labels Labels are difficult, but they do have benefits for proper diagnosis and …
 
Discussed in this episode Teaching in a busy and complex classroom is always difficult, and with 30 children to look after, there is not always time to give neurodiverse children the support they need. I am hoping to help you with a New E-Book, Webinar & Podcast – ALL FREE – filled with quick tips and strategies to make sure your kids are getting t…
 
Discussed in this episode A lot of parents have asked me how to deal with screen addictions in their nuerodiverse children. This is especially important during the holidays, so this week in the podcast I speak with ADHD expert Simon Da Roza about managing screen time. Executive functioning What is it and why does it matter? Read my previous blog fo…
 
Discussed in this episode What is Autism MATES? Autism MATES is an organisation that works towards educating the community about autism and also advocates for greater inclusion and acceptance in schools and in the workforce. MATES is an acronym that stands for Mates Assisting To Engage Socially. Austism MATES was established in response to bullying…
 
Discussed in this episode In this podcast I talk about lunchtime clubs and how they can be used to maximise social engagement. 🔥 Creating lunchtime clubs 🔥 Passive playgrounds 🔥 Buddy benches 🔥 Woolworths garden 🔥 Cook books 🔥 Friendship funnel Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/how-to-c…
 
Discussed in this episode In this podcast Paediatric Occupational Therapist Sally McNamara (Lewis) shares her 3 key strategies to improve motor skills in ALL children. 🔑 Ever wondered why children fidget? 🔑 Ever thought about how playgrounds can be designed to maximise learning motor skills? 🔑 Ever considered integrating learning motor skills into …
 
Discussed in this episode Increasing engagement ➡️ SUCCESS! In this podcast I talk about how to increase engagement, including: ✨ Professor Skinner’s 5 main obstacles to learning ✨ Encouraging Independence ✨ Top Tips to Keeping on Task ✨ Why making Mistakes is Frustrating ✨ Task Analysis This year all my new workshops focus on engagement and partic…
 
Discussed in this episode Discussed in this podcast with guest Chris McDonald: ✅ Social Initiative PicSeePal ✅ What is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and how can it be used effectively in the classroom? ✅ “REAP what you SOW” tip sheet – download available here! Discussed in this podcast with guest Chris McDonald: ✅ Social Initiati…
 
Discussed in this episode My Live Webinar last week was a success! But it’s not too late – sign up HERE to watch the Replay of the hour of power! FREE sign up includes: 🎆 E-book 🎆 Webinar Replay 🎆 Handout What will you learn in the Webinar? Number 1 Question I ask myself when I go into classrooms What Skills does sitting really require ? (Hint…… No…
 
Discussed in this episode Setting up your classroom at the start of the year for a new class with diverse learners is always a challenge. I am hoping to help you with a New E-Book, Webinar & Podcast filled with quick tips and strategies to make 2021 a Success. NEW E-book (NO COST) with 97+ Tips & Strategies Download the free E-book so you can read …
 
Discussed in this episode WOOO HOOOO! Episode 💯!!! Can’t believe we’re here already! 🎉. In this week’s podcast I discuss my Top13 Tips for separation anxiety & How I use them. 🎉 As an Episode 💯 special I reached out to my online Facebook community for more advice and solutions. Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below…
 
Discussed in this episode Traditional behaviour strategies (including ignoring, consequences, counting to 3 and timeout) often don’t work for children with autism, ADHD, ODD and PDA. These strategies are effective for neurotypical children who are better at regulating their own emotions, however children with special needs are often very literal th…
 
Discussed in this episode Moving Forward verses Moving On How to create an ‘Elevator Pitch” What to do when people offer “advice” Why grief is different for everyone Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/my-child-just-got-diagnosed/ Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast http…
 
Discussed in this episode Some of my thoughts about the upcoming year. Also I read to you part of my book The Ultimate Guide to School and Home. The whole team including the teacher, teacher assistant, administration staff and leadership team should work towards building a strong relationship with the student. In our experience often the student on…
 
Articles Discussed/Referred to in this episode In this episode I am interviewing Jed Baker, he is the author of many award-winning books on behaviour and social skills. I am a big fan of Jed and all of his work and very grateful to have him on the podcast. Hope you all enjoy In my interview with Jed we discuss: 7 common reasons for meltdowns Strate…
 
In Episode 44 I had a rant about the number of students being withdrawn from learning due to behaviour. In this Episode I replay 44 and discuss recent announcements by NSW & Vic Education Departments. Articles Discussed/Referred to in this episode https://education.nsw.gov.au/student-wellbeing/attendance-behaviour-and-engagement/student-behaviour/b…
 
Discussed in this episode Questions from the Virtual Event Rachel: Where to sit? Reece: How do I encourage resilience? Mary: How to create a positive relationship with a autistic child who is non verbal Caitlin: How to engage in AAC (Augmentative Communication) for a child in early childhood who is non verbal ? Read more about this podcast in the s…
 
Discussed in this episode Sue answers some more questions with specific books and products that could help with them. Also some tips and Sue talks about this years Christmas catalogue. Things you will find in the 2020 Christmas / End of Year Celebrations Catalogue are: 🎁 14 Tips for Christmas / Holiday Season 🎁 Beautiful Picture Books to Educate th…
 
Discussed in this episode Do you know kids who haven’t toilet trained like their peers? Getting kids out of nappies can be hard if you use traditional techniques. Do you want some strategies that work for kids with Autism Spectrum & Why they work. Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/kids-…
 
Discussed in this episode Are you Getting Ready for 2021? It is so important to start transition now! Do you want to know what I share? How I prepare students, staff, school etc? Watch my free transition webinar Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/episode-90-tips-for-transition/ Join the …
 
Discussed in this episode Today on the podcast I have Kathy Hoopmann. Kathy has authored over 20 books on autism, ADHD and anxiety. Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/episode-92-kathy-hoopman/ Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast https://www.facebook.com/groups/suelarkey…
 
Discussed in this episode Executive functioning refers to the part of your brain that organises, prioritises and regulates emotions. However, I prefer to refer to it as the ‘Air Traffic Control,’ as just like air traffic control has to manage thousands of planes on countless runways with perfect timing, students have to manage information and distr…
 
Discussed in this episode ✅ 8 Ways Sue Can Help You Teach Students With Autism ✅ BONUS 9th Way to Help ✅ Why You Need to Implement These 9 Ways Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/episode-87-8-ways-to-help-podcast/ Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast https://www.facebook…
 
Discussed in this episode In this podcast Sue discusses Dietician Caitlin Arundale explains what food jagging is and why children stop eating food they previously loved How to reduce anxiety around food How do people decide if they need food therapy for their child What the SOS program is and how to implement it into your household Top Tips to redu…
 
Discussed in this episode In this podcast Sue discusses ✅ How to Address your Biggest Challenge & What to do ✅ 3 Steps to Success ✅ Step 1: Ask Yourself “What is the worst thing that could happen if I try this strategy” ✅ Step 2: Write down what you are going to try or talk to someone about what you are planning to do. ✅ Step 3: Just do it! Read mo…
 
Discussed in this episode ✅ Dysgraphia and what it means ✅ Why You Should Use Pencil Grips ✅ Handy Handwriting Tips ✅ How to Use Spinning Tops and Stress Balls to Help Handwriting ✅ Why Kids Tire So Quickly ✅ Why Fine Motor Skills Requires a Whole Body Approach Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarke…
 
Discussed in this episode In this podcast Sue discusses >> Why Danuta wrote ‘I am Aspie Girl’ >> How to use the book ‘I am Aspie Girl’ to explain a diagnosis >> When is a good time to talk about a diagnosis >> Why diagnosis needs to be an ongoing conversation >> How girls on the spectrum mask and the impact of this >> How teachers should approach a…
 
Discussed in this episode Some Q & A and general information for Teachers Assistants or as I alike to call them my 'Angels'. Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/episode-83-teacher-assistant-appreciation-week-q-a/ Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast https://www.facebook.c…
 
Discussed in this episode In this podcast Sue discusses ✅ Why children on the spectrum are often perfectionists ✅ What is a one-track mind ✅ The importance of teaching students that it is okay to make mistakes ✅ Different types of mistakes ✅ 11 ways to decrease frustration when making mistakes: how you can make a difference Read more about this pod…
 
Discussed in this episode Today I will be interviewing Chris Bonnello! Chris is an autistic former primary school teacher and author of the popular website Autistic Not Weird. When Chris was ten an educational pscyhologist came to assess him. It was 1995 so the professional psychologist wrote down "slightly odd personality" on his form and that's w…
 
Discussed in this episode ✅ Importance of literacy and reading ✅ How teaching literacy to all children is a life skill ✅ Where to start and what to do ✅ 9 top tips for reading ✅ What is Hyperlexia and what strategies to use Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below https://suelarkey.com.au/episode-80-how-to-teach-readi…
 
Discussed in this episode Cooking! One of the best ways to Teach Everything from life skills, social skills, maths, science, english and more! Cooking is a daily activity for everyone. It is a wonderful activity to teach ALL ages and stages. Cooking is an activity families, schools, community groups - indeed anyone can do it, and it provides long t…
 
Discussed in this episode Girls with ASD are often undiagnosed, because original diagnostic criteria have a boy bias. The criteria were created by actually examining mainly boys, and the girls can be very different. I think we all know ‘neuro-typical’ boys and girls are very different in their social, communication and behaviour. There are many cha…
 
Discussed in this episode Today I will be interviewing Beth Aune! Beth is a paediatric occupational therapist with over 22 years experience, which includes working in the Special Education department in many schools. This vast experience and knowledge shines through in her easy to read books which are jam packed with tips & strategies that you can …
 
Discussed in this episode Today I will be interviewing K.I. Al-Ghani. Kay is a lecturer in autism spectrum at the University of Brighton, Autism Transer, Specialist Teacher, Author of multiple books and most importantly, mother of a son wtih autism who will soon be 35! Kay is the author of many books but the one which most of you will know best is …
 
Discussed in this episode Today I will be interviewing Dean Beadle! Dean has toured the UK and the world for fifteen years as an autistic speaker and trainer. Dean is also a proud promoter of the autistic voice, encouraging and empowering other autistic people to share their experiences and insights too. I am a huge fan of Dean’s work and have tour…
 
Discussed in this episode Today I will be interviewing Yenn Purkis. Yenn is an autistic author, speaker and advocate. Yenn is an avid writer not only writing fabulous books but also has a wonderful blog (check it out here). Yenn has authored numerous books covering everything from Women with AS, Mental Health, Education and more which are all avail…
 
Discussed in this episode In this Podcast Sue discusses ✅ Complexity of returning to school for neurodiverse students ✅ The Social Anxiety many children/students are experiencing and what to do ✅ Why social skills needs to be taught to whole class, whole family & why only teaching the neurodiverse child only is a flawed model ✅ What to do - Top 10 …
 
Discussed in this episode This week I have interviewed Robyn Steward, an autistic author, who has written one of my favourite puberty books ever “The Autism Friendly Guide to Periods”. Don’t stop reading if you have a son or teach a boy! They need to learn about Periods too. Read more about this podcast in the show notes found via the link below su…
 
Discussed in this episode In this episode I am interviewing Lauren Brukner, her bestselling emotional regulation series contains four books providing awesome strategies to help children stay in control and keep calm!. Hope you all enjoy!! In my interview with Lauren we discuss: ✅ Lauren's four ways of labelling our feelings ✅ Different stages on La…
 
Discussed in this episode In this episode I am interviewing Jed Baker, he is the author of many award-winning books on behaviour and social skills.I am a big fan of Jed and all of his work and very grateful to have him on the podcast. Hope you all enjoy In my interview with Jed we discuss: 7 common reasons for meltdowns Strategies to help children …
 
Discussed in this episode Strategies have been taken from The Essential Guide to Secondary School By Sue Larkey and Anna Tullemans In my experience one of the biggest challenges for staff and students with autism is the number of staff involved with the student compared to primary school. Staff should endeavour to share what works and problem solve…
 
Discussed in this episode And now some children are going back to school one day a week. It's all very confusing, stressful and uncertain. To reduce some of this stress I have created 11 Top Tips to Support Learning from Home with a podcast explaining these tips. I highly recommend you give it a listen. This podcast is aimed at providing you with s…
 
Discussed in this episode You can watch the show "You Can't Ask that" here: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/you-can-t-ask-that Resources referred to are available via the show notes link below https://suelarkey.com.au/episode-67-you-cant-ask-me-that/ Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast https://www.facebook.com/groups/suelarkeypodcas…
 
Discussed in this episode Why You Should Use Timers with Students with Autism Timers tell the student HOW LONG and WHEN they are going to have to do an activity. Timers allow you to pre-warn the student about activities finishing or starting. They help answer many of the questions these students may have: What is happening? What order? What time? W…
 
Discussed in this episode Is your child/student struggling to Stay engaged with online learning Get into a routine when learning from home With anxiety in this strange time To stay away from the screen To stay on task For more show notes see link below https://suelarkey.com.au/episode-65-schedules/ Join the facebook group specifically for this podc…
 
Discussed in this episode During these stressful and uncertain times, it is vital that we help our students understand what coronavirus is and why everything is changing all the time. This is because uncertainty can often result in intense feelings of anxiety for students with autism & neurodiversity. I have created a worksheet of questions to help…
 
Discussed in this episode Children on the autism spectrum often can struggle with processing verbal or written cues. This is why it can be so effective to use visuals when teaching students with autism. Visuals include real objects, parts of objects or remnants (e.g. empty packet of sultanas), photographs of the actual object, photographs of simila…
 
Discussed in this episode I have created some strategies and ideas to help students with autism or ADHD complete homework. Be aware that often students with autism or ADHD complete homework but don't hand it in. This can be due to anxiety that it isn't good enough or the teacher didn't specifically request it and the student didn't automatically ha…
 
Discussed in this episode Fill out the poll in my Facebook ‘Sue Larkey Podcast Community’ to enter the draw to win either the Ultimate Guide or Essential Guide Many children with ASD also have ADHD, in this episode I discuss the co-occuring conditions many children with ADHD and ASD can have For more show notes see link below https://suelarkey.com.…
 
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