Creating a Supportive Environment for Neurodiverse Students – Part 1 and Part 2

Learning Focus
Start Date
20 Mar, 2024
Enrol by
13 Mar, 2024

This online session is in two parts, one week apart. It is expected that participants will attend Part One before attending Part Two.

Program Description

Part One

This training will encourage teachers to reflect on the environment they create for neurodiverse students.
There will be two reflective tools to examine:

  • A look at the effective qualities and beliefs needed as an adult when working with neuro diverse students.
  • A discussion of what are the basics to think about when creating supportive environments (i.e., classrooms) for neurodiverse students.

The reflective tools are practical and could be used by any teacher/support team as a start for an improvement agenda.

Part Two

Following on from part one this session will cover the more practical components of setting up a classroom for a neurodiverse student.
It will cover:

  • reducing visual clutter in the classroom
  • how structure and organisation can promote independence for your student – a look at structured teaching
  • communication tools for receptive and expressive communication
  • engagement and connecting with the neurodiverse students.
Program Outcomes

Participants will be able to reflect on their professional practice and think inclusively when planning and preparing educational environments.

Australian Professional Standard


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
  • Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
Location, Dates & Times

These 1.5-hour sessions will be delivered online – 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Part 1:

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Part 2:

Wednesday 27 March 2024