Are you looking for ways to support children's social interactions?
Do you want to help them develop their social awareness?
For some children, it can be difficult navigating day to day interactions. From new environments with strangers, to being with familiar friends and teachers at school, these interactions and social expectations can be a challenge.
To help children form and sustain relationships, it is important to support their development of play and social interaction.
It can be important to help a child understand the social world around them, including those often tricky 'social norms' and non-verbal cues that don’t just come ‘naturally’.
With these practical strategies and helpful ‘tools’ at hand, you can build ways to make social experiences fun and beneficial for children.
This short course breaks down the learning of turn-taking, play and social skills to help teach children these valuable skills that will support them to form meaningful relationships.
How Will This Course Benefit Me?
Learn practical strategies to develop early play and social interaction skills
Gain a 'tool box' of things you can do to enhance children's play, turn taking and interaction.
How to support the understanding of social 'norms' and non verbal cues
Practical tips and downloadable resources to support children's learning of those tricky social 'rules'.
Have a broad understanding of how to nurture the relationships of a child with special educational needs
Feel confident in utilising a range of practical skills, strategies and resources to enhance interaction and relationships.
Ready to learn more?!
Access Any Time
Complete the course at a time convenient for you. Our flexible, on-demand courses allow you to log in and complete the content as you go, plus you can revisit the content if needed!
Each course is broken down into short modules, allowing you to easily follow the content. The modules are full of invaluable, to-the-point information and resources.
With a vast wealth of knowledge and experience, each video is filled with practical advice that you can implement, immediately.
Each course comes with downloadable resources including visual supports, slides, reflection tasks and other helpful resources. These will help support your learning and practice.
Ongoing support is offered through our comment boxes on each video.
Our courses can be completed on whatever your preferred device is, either via your browser or the Teachable app.
Here's What Our Course Participants Have To Say...
"Another important and enthusiastic course delivered by Steph. Well worth enrolling, will be recommending this to my work colleagues. Thank you."
"I have more knowledge now to help support the children I work with form meaningful relationships and grasp some understanding of non-verbal cues and conversing."
"Lots of useful information about how to develop social communication and interaction in terms of turn taking, making conversation and forming relationships. I have a better understanding about masking, supporting turn taking and developing play skills. Thank you for providing such helpful advice in your course."
Access the Course Content on Any Device and Any Time!
- Introduction (0:43)
- Downloadable resources (including slides, reflection task, visual supports, helpful stories & recommended reading)
- Social interaction skills (7:07)
- Masking (and why it is important that we understand it) (5:30)
- The importance of being a role model (3:35)
- "He hit me!" Social interaction and communication difficulties (7:35)
- How to support turn taking (16:37)
- How to support the development of play skills (10:23)
- How to support eye contact (and ensure children are not feeling uncomfortable) (11:00)
- How to support understanding of non-verbal cues (6:44)
- How to support understanding of social 'norms' (8:54)
- How to support conversations (9:44)
- Forming and sustaining relationships (2:47)
- Learning and feedback (0:29)
Hi, I’m Steph Reed Your Teacher!
Over the past 12 years, I have taught many autistic children, with a wide variety of abilities and complex needs.
I am now a specialist teacher and consultant helping schools and services ensure high quality autism provision and practice, enabling children to achieve and maximise their potential.
I have tailored these online courses to give you accessible, and bite-size, background knowledge in evidence-based approaches, as well as the practical understanding and skills in how to implement strategies and importantly, ensure impact on learning.
For more information about the work I do, please visit www.autismspectrumteacher.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course for?
Teachers, teaching assistants, learning support assistants, educational professionals, SENCO's, trainees, parents, carers and anyone interested in learning more about supporting early play and social interaction.
How will the course be taught?
The course will be taught through a series of videos, downloadable resources and reflection tasks. You will have a login and password to access the content and you can complete the course at your own pace.
How long will it take to complete?
Approximately 1 - 2 hours.
How long will I be able to access the content for?
You can access the content whenever you want!
Can I use the course videos and materials for training groups such as during an INSET day or staff meeting?
Yes! You can purchase a group training licence. Please email [email protected] for all group training orders.
What if I need support?
We are available to offer you support at any time during the course, just an email or phone call away!
Is there a money-back guarantee or refund option?
The courses are designed to give you valuable information and skills however, if you are not 100% satisfied with the course and let me know within 30 days of purchasing, you will receive a full refund.
This course can form part of your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
Please share with your employer, as they may be able to fund your training.
A certificate will be issued upon full completion of the course.
“In the time that Steph has been working with my school, I have been able to see a sustained improvement in the provision offered. This has been the case in the growing knowledge and skills of the staff she has worked alongside, the physical environment provided for pupils with ASD and the outcomes for those pupils"
Jess Hutchison, Headteacher at Grazebrook Primary School