Catalogue: Special Education PD for NSW Department of Education

These courses are offered only to staff of preschools receiving support from STaR via the Sector Capacity Building Program component of the NSW DoE Disability and Inclusion Program. The preschool that you work for must be receiving support from STaR under this program in order for you to register for these courses.

  • Special Education PD for NSW Department of Education

  • Using Shared Book Reading to Develop Communication Skills of Children with Additional Needs

    One session of 3 hours
    Early childhood educators regularly read books to children within the preschool setting. However, shared book reading as a strategy for developing communication skills of children with additional needs involves much more than simply reading a book. This course will provide evidence-based information about shared book reading and you will be guided through the process of planning and implementing a shared book reading session.
  • Developing an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to Support Inclusion

    Two sessions of 3 hours each
    This 2-session workshop provides preschool educators with the knowledge and skills that you will need to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for a child with high learning support needs within your preschool.
  • Working with Providers of NDIS Supports in the Preschool setting

    One session of 3 hours
    Many children with disabilities who attend preschool will be receiving early intervention services from providers of NDIS supports. This course provides an overview of the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach from the perspective of preschool educators and offers practical strategies for working with providers of NDIS supports within the preschool setting.
  • Working with children with challenging behaviour - Creating a positive behaviour plan

    Two sessions of 3 hours each
    This 2-session course provides a framework for managing challenging behaviour in early childhood settings and research based strategies for supporting any child’s behaviour, including children with disabilities. You will assess and analyse a child’s behaviour to understand the function of that behaviour and use this knowledge in the second session to develop an individual behaviour support plan, including practical strategies to increase the child’s positive behaviour.

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