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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. Join Sue as she shares simple yet effective tips, supports and strategies on a range of topics including social skills, communication and positive behaviour support. Sue Larkey is uniquely positioned within the education system having taught both as a primary school teacher and a special education teacher. She combines this practical experience with extensive research, having completed a Masters in Special Education and currently undertaking a Doctorate of Education, focusing on inclusive education. Sue is unashamedly passionate about her mission – to inspire parents and educators and teach them how to Make it a Success.

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. Join Sue as she shares simple yet effective tips, supports and strategies on a range of topics including social skills, communication and positive behaviour support. Sue Larkey is uniquely positioned within the education system having taught both as a primary school teacher and a special education teacher. She combines this practical experience with extensive research, having completed a Masters in Special Education and currently undertaking a Doctorate of Education, focusing on inclusive education. Sue is unashamedly passionate about her mission – to inspire parents and educators and teach them how to Make it a Success.
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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. Join Sue as she shares simple yet effective tips, supports and strategies on a range of topics including social skills, communication and positive behaviour support. Sue Larkey is uniquely positioned within the education system having taught both as a primary school teacher and a special education teacher. She combines this practical experience with extensive research, having completed a Masters in Special Education and currently undertaking a Doctorate of Education, focusing on inclusive education. Sue is unashamedly passionate about her mission – to inspire parents and educators and teach them how to Make it a Success.

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English

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Episodes

SLP 043: 16 Key Strategies for Sleep

10/14/2019
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For all children, a good night's sleep is necessary in order to learn effectively the next day. Research has found that two thirds of children with autism have sleep problems, fragmented sleep and early awakenings. I recently did a poll on my Facebook page here most parents identified the issue for them was going to sleep. Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast - https://www.facebook.com/groups/suelarkeypodcastcommunity/ Show notes for this podcast are...

Duration:00:18:34

SLP 042: Bedwetting and Nighttime Toileting advice and strategies

10/7/2019
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Nocturnal enuresis is involuntary urination while asleep. This can be very challenging for kids with autism, and their families and carers. Most kids aren’t able to stay dry through the night until they’re 5 or older because their bladders are too small, they lack muscle control, or they sleep too soundly to sense when their bladders are full. The best thing for you and your family to do would be to try to tackle nighttime toileting. However, I am aware that some of you have tried everything...

Duration:00:17:28

SLP 041: The Importance of Play for all ages and stages

9/25/2019
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It is through play that young children learn about and make sense of the world. They experiment with being a Mum or Dad as they act out what they have observed in daily life, e.g. feeding the baby and going to the shops. As children play they develop their cognitive and motor skills, increase their communication and social ability and above all have fun. Play for young children with autism is frequently centered on repetitive actions, e.g. spinning car wheels rather than pushing the car,...

Duration:00:18:36

SLP 040: Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders

9/16/2019
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Sometimes you need to be a detective to recognise sensory difficulties as the underlying cause of a problem. If possible see an Occupational Therapist as they are great at assessing the child’s sensory processing. Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast - https://www.facebook.com/groups/suelarkeypodcastcommunity/ Show notes for this podcast are at: slp-040-understanding-sensory-processing-disorders To learn more about teaching or understanding ASD please visit my website...

Duration:00:18:06

SLP 039: Using Special Interests to Motivate & Engage

9/10/2019
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Special interests, fixations and self-stimulation are often a very important part of life for someone with autism. They are usually their only form of relaxation and down time. Special interests and fixations often give the child something they can control and is predictable to them, bringing order to their world. Special interests can include drawing, Lego, Minecraft, Music, YouTube and so much more. Self-stimulation can be more sensory based like rocking, hand flapping, twirling, vocal...

Duration:00:18:24

SLP 038: Teacher Assistant Appreciation Week

9/2/2019
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Some Q & A and general information for Teachers Assistants or as I alike to call them my 'Angels'. Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast - https://www.facebook.com/groups/suelarkeypodcastcommunity/ Show notes for this podcast are at: https://suelarkey.com.au/slp-038-teacher-assistant-appreciation-week/ To learn more about teaching or understanding ASD please visit my website below. https://elearning.suelarkey.com.au

Duration:00:29:16

SLP 037: Dr Tony Attwood - 12 Tips to Create an ASD Friendly Classroom

8/21/2019
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Dr Tony Attwood, world renowned psychologist on Asperger’s Syndrome / High-Functioning Autism, has written a number of best selling books. His book Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals and The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome are in over 22 languages and are world best selling books for ASD. I always find Tony’s workshops and resources practical, informative and engaging. Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast -...

Duration:00:20:16

SLP 036: Puberty: Preparing for Success at Home and School

8/13/2019
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Puberty is part of natural development for all children. Puberty usually starts in girls around 10-11 and boys 11-12. Menstruation for girls typically occurs between 12 and 13, while voice changes for boys is often around 15. We ALL need to have on-going discussions with the child and this is where having both home and school helping the child’s understanding is vital. Boys and girls need to know about their changes and changes in the opposite sex too (particularly, if they have opposite sex...

Duration:00:11:53

SLP 035: Slow Processing Speed - What is it - What to do

8/6/2019
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Have you noticed these signs in a child you know: This child might have slow processing speed. This means they may have difficulty remembering instructions in the classroom or retaining important details for an assignment or exam. These children are often labelled “dumb” or “lazy” when they are often very intelligent, but don’t process information as quickly as their classmates. This can lead to anxiety as it impacts on their ability to engage in learning. So it is important to put in...

Duration:00:17:20

SLP 034: Strategy + Action = Success and Independence

7/30/2019
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It is very important when developing a behaviour program that you put in place two types of strategies: ADULTSCHILDTHEIR OWN Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast - https://www.facebook.com/groups/suelarkeypodcastcommunity/ Show notes for this podcast are at: https://suelarkey.com.au/slp-034-strategy-action-success-independence/ To learn more about teaching or understanding ASD please visit my website below. https://elearning.suelarkey.com.au/

Duration:00:22:02

SLP 033: Understanding Mental Health and ASD

7/24/2019
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Recognising and exploring the relationship between ASD and mental health difficulties is vital, so each can be addressed successfully. As Tony Attwood said “people with Asperger’s Syndrome appear especially vulnerable to feeling depressed, with about one in three adolescents and two out of three adults with Asperger’s Syndrome having experienced at least one episode of severe depression in their life”. Join the facebook group specifically for this podcast -...

Duration:00:17:50

SLP 032: Understanding Sensory Needs. My Favourite sensory tools, how to use and why

7/2/2019
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Many children with ASD will be over or under reactive to sensory stimuli including touch, taste, smell, sound, sight and/or movement. By regulating the amount and intensity of stimulation it helps to keep the nervous system calm, organised and focused. Children can be under-aroused and sluggish one moment, and overwhelmed and anxious the next. Meeting sensory needs can include using sensory tools to regulate behaviour or adapting activities to reduce sensory stimulation. For example some...

Duration:00:15:03

SLP 031: Solutions and Strategies for Common Playground Behaviours

6/25/2019
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The playground is often an extremely confusing environment for children on the spectrum. Playgrounds can be overwhelming in many ways; socially, sensorially and behaviourally. Children with ASD, ADHD,ODD often desperately want friends and to play with other children but don’t have the skills required. This can result in them getting in trouble for behaviour, becoming socially isolated, bullied or unable to maintain friendships. To overcome this, it is important schools implement proactive...

Duration:00:23:16

SLP 030: Using Communication Temptations to Motivate to Communicate

6/12/2019
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Many children with ASD do not feel the need or motivated to communicate as everyone in their environment thinks for them, gives them what they want or even anticipates their needs. When you create a communication programme it is VITAL you create as many opportunities as possible for the child to communicate. Start with activities that are particularly desirable or intriguing for your child are more likely to ‘tempt’ them or provide them with sufficient motivation to communicate with...

Duration:00:17:27

SLP 029: Why Your Words Matter

6/4/2019
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Many children with ASD have Mind Blindness, meaning they are often literal and don't know the inferred intent of language. This often leads to difficulty understanding another person's perspective. This can mean certain words are often very confusing, for example, children with ASD typically struggle with the words STOP and NO. If an adult says STOP what does this mean? Do they mean stop breathing? Stop moving? Stop eating? STOP does not tell a child what they can do - it only tells them...

Duration:00:08:46

SLP 028: Diagnosis- What to do? Where to go? What Next?

5/27/2019
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Information for families who have recently received a diagnosis for their children or are waiting for a diagnosis. Also information for teachers and educators. Things discussed are what to do, where to go to what to do next. Show notes for this podcast are at: https://suelarkey.com.au/slp-028-diagnosis-what-to-do-where-to-go-what-next/ To learn more about teaching or understanding ASD please visit my websites below. Australian residents: https://elearning.suelarkey.com.au/ Rest of...

Duration:00:17:44

SLP 027: My Formula for Behaviour Regulation

5/21/2019
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The emotional world for people on the spectrum can be very scary! Emotions often come without warning and are difficult to label and connect to a cause, which leaves the person unable to control them. “You cannot control what you cannot define, label, and understand.” ( Excerpt from The Autism Discussion Page, pg 285), therefore it is very important we give the child skills and strategies to understand and regulate their emotions. Show notes for this podcast are...

Duration:00:17:44

SLP 026: Q and A from the Sue Larkey Facebook Group

5/15/2019
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Sue answers questions asked via the Sue Larkey facebook group. Show notes for this podcast are at: https://suelarkey.com.au/slp-026-facebook-q-and-a/ To learn more about teaching or understanding ASD please visit my websites below. Australian residents: https://elearning.suelarkey.com.au/ Rest of the world: https://www.autismspectrumelearning.com/

Duration:00:31:29

FREE Webinars available until Sunday 12th May, Term 2 Course Starts Monday - $20 OFF

5/6/2019
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FREE Webinars available until Sunday 12th May, Term 2 Course Starts Monday - $20 OFF. Your Questions Answered about Online Learning Here are the most commonly asked questions about my online training courses. If you want more information about them please visit elearning.suelarkey.com.au An example of the questions and topics covered in this podcast are: Show notes for this podcast are at: https://suelarkey.com.au/podcast-promo-1 To learn more about teaching or understanding ASD...

Duration:00:15:43

SLP 025: Behind the Scenes of my Term 2 Newsletter

4/30/2019
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Sue talks about the latest newsletter and some of the thinking behind these newsletters. Sue also give a summary of the key points she covers for this term. Show notes for this podcast are at: https://suelarkey.com.au/slp-025-behind-the-scenes-of-my-term-2-newsletter/ To learn more about teaching or understanding ASD please visit my websites below. Australian residents: https://elearning.suelarkey.com.au/ Rest of the world: https://www.autismspectrumelearning.com/

Duration:00:11:16