Sue Larkey Early Years Live Virtual Workshop – Monday 13 May 2024

Original price was: $235.00.Current price is: $215.00.

Monday 13th May 2024

ZOOM Meeting – Check your Time Zone

  • 9am to 3pm AEST (QLD, NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS)
  • 7am to 1pm AWST (WA)
  • 8:30am to 2:30pm ACST (SA, NT)
  • 11am to 5pm NZST (New Zealand)

(Virtual Check-In 30 minutes before start time)

EARLY BIRD $215 per person on or before 3 days before the event.

  • For Australia Only: Early Bird includes a Workshop Welcome bag

FULL FEE $235 per person within 3 days of the event.

Registration is essential; limited places are available.



Presentation Content

Teaching Strategies
  • Identifying and understanding the full range of abilities in early childhood settings,
    including the specific learning and development needs of ALL children.
  • How to adapt activities to meet all children’s learning needs
  •  5 Ways to Make Learning Fun
  • Understanding & Identifying Learning Style of Neurodiverse children
  • Diagnostic Process and Grief
  • Different Ways of Teaching – Direct, Engineered, Incidental, Activity Based
  • What is Communication?
  • Effective Verbal & Non Verbal Communication for children in Early Childhood
  • Using Visuals – Why & How & How to Make your own
  • Foundations of Learning – Where to Start
  • Using Sensory Tools to increase engagement and participation
  • Establish challenging learning goals and differentiating for individual children
  • 6 Stages of Play – Play Based Curriculum
  • What we can Teach Through Play – Why Neurodiverse Children need intentional teaching
  • Where to start and how to plan an effective learning program
Behaviour Support
  • What is Sensory Processing Disorder or Sensory Issues
  • 10 Common Causes of Behaviour Meltdowns
  • How to create a Sensory programme
  • What are Sensory Meltdowns and What to do
  • What is Behaviour Management
  • What to do when child/student has a Behaviour Meltdown
  • Meltdown versus Tantrums

Accredited Professional Learning (5 hours)

This course is suitable for all teachers Annual Professional Learning Requirements

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, and 4.3 for the course “Developing Early Childhood Approaches for Children with Additional Needs presented by Sue Larkey.

For NSW Teachers (5 NESA accreditation PD hours)

Completing Developing Early Childhood Approaches for Children with Additional Needs with Sue Larkey will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/children with Disability addressing standard descriptor 1.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


For ACT Teachers 

This course is TQI Accredited

What People Say About This Workshop

“I found the course to be a huge amount of help to assist ASD children in the classroom. I love these beautiful children and now have more confidence to put strategies into place that will help them find their way in the world. Thanks again for your great work.”

“You have really helped me see children’s behaviour from their perspective and given me the tools and understanding to support them in a positive and more effective way. I have now taken on the Educational Leader’s role at a new preschool and really want to guide these educators in their inclusive practices.  Which means I am going to be drawing on all of your wisdom and resources so these children have really great outcomes.”

“Huge thank you for sharing your knowledge, understanding and passion for teaching kids on the spectrum. I have gained a much greater understanding of ASD and Autism from participating in your online course and have taken away a great toolbox of strategies to try in the classroom.”

“You would have to be one of the best presenters I have seen. It has been fantastic and I have really benefited (as will the families and children I work with) in applying many of the strategies in my work as an Earlylinks/ inclusion project worker.”


How do you think this course has helped you?

How useful was the course? What was most useful? Start Date
Excellent It opening the big picture of the busy class and sometimes you need to see and listening then reflect what could we do next time when we hit the challenge situation 2024-04-10 12:07:54
Excellent That it is full of great advice and statagies that can be used for all children 2024-03-15 07:12:34
Excellent The course gives great tools and broad information on how to work with the neuro diverse child and their families within the early childhood setting and secondly how to understand their needs better 2024-03-10 15:38:26
Excellent The course is very useful and informative 2024-01-10 14:36:39
Excellent Honestly, this is silly for years I figured there was tricks to help children learn how to use scissors.  This was it for me, when you talked about this I was hooked. 2023-12-02 04:01:22
Excellent Absolutely a must when working in early years to help all children have a great start in preparation for the future learning strategies. 2023-11-28 19:08:25
Excellent This is a must do course to support educaring of children. 2023-10-30 21:33:06
Excellent It shows practical strategies to use in addition to relating to research, child development, and many specific children with special needs. 2023-10-30 14:18:35
Excellent I’d tell you that even though it’s my first time doing a course with Sue Larkey, she’s fantastic!  The clear and detailed explanation of the topics makes it easy to understand and the passion with which she speaks makes you connect and enjoy the course and the transcripts are very useful especially for me as English is my second language. 2023-10-22 13:57:09
Excellent Providing hands on examples 2023-10-16 11:35:15
Excellent Module 2 2023-09-30 17:45:04
Very Good   2023-09-25 06:22:32
Very Good That there are simple but effective methods to help our little people. 2023-09-11 14:30:29
Excellent Sue Larkey is a wealth of knowledge for children with additional needs and their families. Her prac-ademia approach to teaching teachers ensures that we come away with practical strategies to try and implement straight away as well as having a true understanding of why and how to use them and other options to try if they don’t work. She is amazing!! 2023-09-05 15:26:53
Satisfactory 6 2023-09-01 14:37:22
Excellent A very thorough and easy to navigate course that provides very useful resources and a deep understanding of the needs of young neurodiverse students. 2023-08-13 18:18:01
Excellent Very informative. 2023-07-22 18:50:42
Excellent It give the teachers great strategies to use with children with additional needs. 2023-07-09 17:18:13
Excellent Sensory processing and behaviour 2023-07-07 14:45:06
Excellent Practical, easy to understand and suits all eductors 2023-07-05 11:33:48
Very Good   2023-06-19 12:15:19
Excellent All of it 2023-06-12 18:56:10
Excellent Actually they were all really great, I took a lot from them all & each one helped me to expand on my knowledge and give me a new understanding or new strategies to try, thankyou Sue! 2023-05-31 18:52:51
Excellent All Modules 2023-05-23 16:07:33
Excellent I found each module very interesting, Sue is incredible 2023-04-27 18:33:46
Excellent   2023-04-22 21:21:53
Excellent The ‘Sensory’ Module. But, all modules flowed together and all were helpful and valuable 2023-04-21 16:24:32
Very Good Practical strategies/activities that were suggested. 2023-04-20 17:34:32
Excellent Module 3 2023-04-16 18:54:17
Very Good 5-7 2023-04-14 18:11:49
Excellent All were useful but I especially loved module 7 2023-04-09 23:13:56
Excellent All of them combined not one in particular 2023-04-05 18:44:39
Excellent   2023-04-05 07:54:16
Excellent Many of the modules were very useful. For me, I took the most away from the communication module. I have already started putting some strategies into place. 2023-03-28 19:10:35
Excellent All of it but probably  module 7 which brought it all together 2023-03-27 12:50:16
Very Good The practical strategies Eg. toileting, developing individual’s skills for play and sensory needs/triggers 2023-03-14 12:12:07
Excellent Module 6 – Sensory, but really all of the Modules were useful. 2023-03-11 17:13:56
Very Good They were all very useful. I gained many strategies from wach module. 2023-02-22 21:11:49
Good Sensory processing. Number 7. 2023-02-12 15:51:21
Excellent 2 2023-01-27 16:16:44
Excellent All of the modules are of benefit as I have various stages of autism with the children in my care 2023-01-22 14:35:08
Excellent All modules were very useful, but Sue’s tips throughout were most useful eg/ Duplo farm animals, use red background for wait symbol. 2022-12-19 10:01:02
Excellent all modules were useful for me 2022-12-02 09:31:52
Excellent Module 6 All modules were great actually! 2022-11-19 17:53:54
Excellent Bits out of all of it actually. 2022-11-15 13:57:35
Excellent Lesson 1 2022-11-13 12:49:26
Excellent Difficult to say as all had something beneficial. 2022-09-30 10:39:06
Excellent 7 2022-09-16 09:13:55
Excellent 2: Keys to start were new ideas to me, so that was helpful! 2022-08-12 11:44:06
Excellent Behaviour 2022-08-01 23:25:23
Very Good 7 2022-07-31 11:42:45
Excellent Module 3 and 7 ( I can’t decide) 2022-07-20 12:30:22
Excellent The Module regarding Sensory Processing 2022-07-19 08:39:24
Excellent Sensory and behaviour 2022-07-06 13:49:01
Excellent That’s a hard one 2022-07-06 09:08:54
Excellent All useful in different ways as the content did not repeat itself unnecessarily, but rather built on ideas, suggestions and strategies to create rich and valued content – very clever! 2022-06-21 18:18:55
Excellent Module 6 & 7 2022-06-17 16:21:13
Very Good Module 3 Communication 2022-06-09 16:26:02
Excellent   2022-05-31 12:30:43
Excellent I liked the thought into each module 2022-05-17 06:38:29
Excellent Behaviour 2022-05-15 13:20:45
Excellent 5 2022-05-08 17:55:25
Very Good Communication 2022-04-19 19:49:36
Very Good Sensory 2022-04-11 16:11:18
Excellent All it just clarified what I have been doing for the past 20+ years is still relevant 2022-03-27 14:33:20
Excellent lesson 6 and 7 2022-03-22 15:25:12
Excellent Every module had useful information 2022-03-14 12:38:21
Excellent 1 and 3 2022-03-02 16:20:52
Excellent All 2022-02-28 17:18:05
Excellent   2022-02-11 18:01:37
Excellent All had aha moments! 2022-02-09 17:14:04
Excellent 6 and 7 2022-01-30 22:34:47
Satisfactory Final one 2022-01-30 22:03:55
Excellent Module 2 and 3 2022-01-30 21:48:48
Excellent Loved the section in visuals & sensory input. 2022-01-30 21:06:56
Excellent 6 & 7 2022-01-29 22:02:04
Excellent for me it was the sensory module – module 6 2022-01-25 12:55:52
Excellent Play 2022-01-23 11:00:16
Excellent I found each module was very useful. I was able to take something away from each and try practice in my workplace. I did like module 3 Communication, Module 7 on Behaviour and module 6 A& B Sensory 2022-01-14 16:22:05
Excellent lesson 6 sensory processing 2022-01-12 21:16:48
Excellent all were useful, the sequence builds up well and each module was very informative 2022-01-12 15:13:16
Excellent All of it – but I appreciated the information about desensitisation 2022-01-06 08:10:22
Excellent Module 6 Sensory issues 2021-12-30 12:58:18
Very Good All had some benefits 2021-12-28 17:36:53
Excellent It all has been very useful sensory information was particularly interesting. 2021-12-15 14:20:55
Excellent All parts were great special behaviours. 2021-11-25 17:58:42
Very Good   2021-11-24 15:50:22
Excellent Hard to say as all of them were very informative and I learned a lot from each module. 2021-11-15 22:33:54
Excellent Sensory and behaviour 2021-11-14 21:05:33
Excellent 3 2021-11-10 13:56:38
Excellent All 2021-11-08 13:19:37
Excellent 3 2021-10-26 13:27:53
    2021-10-25 09:25:03
Excellent 6 2021-10-23 20:03:59
Very Good   2021-10-14 14:23:33
Excellent sensory 2021-10-04 14:47:21
Very Good Communication 2021-10-04 09:00:07
Excellent Module 3 part 2 ( also 6 and 7) 2021-10-01 21:02:30
Excellent I really think it is all pretty fundamental but I really felt that reflecting on the stages of grief for parents and families was important and I feel that there were some good ideas and strategies in each module. I really wish all staff could attend this training as it is critical for all educators to have a grounded understanding of sensory processing and how it can impact on childrens’ learning styles, behaviour and so much more 2021-09-29 10:37:50
Excellent For me ATM it was module no 5 – play 2021-09-28 12:45:01
Very Good how to prepare your for school 2021-09-28 09:29:48
Excellent Module 1 different suggested straegies, reminder to make learning fun resonated with me. 2021-09-24 21:44:29
Excellent Module 1 and 2 2021-09-20 22:17:25
Excellent are you kidding all of it. i sat thinking about my kids as i read it 2021-09-20 17:55:33
Excellent Module 6 2021-09-16 12:05:30
Excellent I enjoyed the module on sensory behaviours 2021-09-03 12:49:03
Excellent Module 6 2021-08-29 21:10:05
Excellent everything 2021-08-28 17:38:35
Very Good Module 6 2021-08-28 14:59:25
Excellent All of the module 2021-08-28 01:18:33
Excellent session 6 – sensory 2021-08-22 17:20:02
Very Good All of them 2021-08-19 14:49:15
Excellent 7 2021-08-18 17:06:35
Very Good All of them 2021-08-17 17:32:44
Excellent All of them 2021-08-16 22:15:53
Very Good   2021-08-10 05:51:16
Excellent Everything as it builds up as we go 2021-08-06 15:44:18
Excellent all of it! 2021-08-04 10:54:22
Very Good About sensory meltdowns and tools to assist 2021-07-30 07:34:36
Excellent All Modules were informative and useful 2021-07-25 13:35:41
Excellent All modules were interrelated therefore all very useful. 2021-07-25 13:11:03
Excellent Sensory 2021-07-22 17:34:04
Excellent Module 7 on behaviours. I loved all the modules. Thank you Sue and your team. 2021-07-20 22:19:02
Excellent All of them! I cannot pick just one! 2021-07-13 23:31:21
Excellent Module 4 2021-07-11 12:43:16
Very Good All, dos and donts visual, communication 2021-07-10 22:14:10
Very Good module 3 and 7 2021-07-10 00:09:22
Excellent All of them 2021-07-08 14:06:06
Excellent I enjoyed all of the modules 2021-07-06 15:33:22
Excellent Can’t single one out 2021-07-06 10:37:54
Excellent They were all great cannot distinguish- feeling very motivated after the course 2021-07-03 11:11:41
Very Good Modules 1,2,&3 2021-07-01 12:30:05
Excellent Module 3A 2021-07-01 07:13:00
Excellent 2 2021-06-28 22:25:26
Excellent All modules had there uses as they provided different strategies 2021-06-28 19:06:34
Excellent Sensory as well as the initial introduction 2021-06-21 01:03:09
Very Good Module 5 2021-06-19 11:52:37
Good They were all useful. 2021-06-14 21:35:25
Excellent all of them 2021-06-13 17:11:48
Very Good 6 2021-06-02 11:58:09
Excellent Sensory 2021-05-30 18:46:15
Very Good Communication and Behaviour modules 2021-05-28 14:49:21
Excellent   2021-05-26 18:50:13
Excellent practical strategies throughout each lesson and real life examples 2021-05-24 10:41:39
Excellent Sensory 2021-05-21 09:21:10
Excellent The sensory module was most useful for me. 2021-05-17 03:52:45
Excellent All the modules for me were useful and interesting 2021-05-09 07:52:54
Excellent I feel they all were, very relevant 2021-05-03 22:11:10
Excellent All of it however I particularly enjoyed the module on Sensory Processing 2021-04-27 06:22:08
Excellent The modules all linked together.  The last two, SPD and behaviour management were very useful. 2021-04-25 08:37:12
Excellent All the modules 2021-04-24 21:39:01
Excellent tantrums and strategies for behaviour. meltdowns 2021-04-23 20:33:30
Excellent The examples and resources ideas 2021-04-21 22:47:32
Very Good Sensory and behaviour 2021-04-19 08:44:53
Excellent it all built on each other so no favourite 2021-04-16 17:30:07
Very Good Sensory 2021-04-09 08:25:55
Excellent 6 2021-04-04 11:31:26
Very Good 6 2021-03-24 20:24:48
Excellent The last one about behaviour 2021-03-23 18:50:38
Excellent All the modules are useful and relevant 2021-03-19 14:46:02
Very Good communication 2021-03-19 12:36:54
Excellent The sensory and the behaviour ones at the end 2021-03-14 14:19:15
Excellent The sensory unit 2021-03-07 00:12:47
Very Good   2021-03-04 14:38:38
Excellent All of them! 2021-03-02 20:46:41
Excellent I enjoyed all 7 modules and found module 6 is particularly interesting. 2021-03-02 15:07:13
Good Module 6 2021-03-01 15:26:10
Excellent   2021-02-28 16:35:52
Excellent all as it gave me great details and steps 2021-02-28 14:34:39
Excellent Sensory play and behaviour 2021-02-19 23:50:52
Excellent The sensory module and behaviour (6 & 7) 2021-02-19 19:08:43
Excellent all of them are practical and been put in practise 2021-02-19 15:42:48
Very Good Module one 2021-02-15 19:34:30
Excellent Sensory 2021-02-14 21:31:07
Excellent All of them but if I had to pick one the sensory one 2021-02-05 19:17:51
Very Good All of them 2021-01-27 17:41:54
Excellent All the modules were useful containing the right amount of information and practical ideas to use in the classroom. 2021-01-25 22:52:08
Excellent 7-Behaviour 2021-01-25 20:07:25
Excellent sensory 2021-01-22 09:52:41
Excellent All of it. I will be re watch it and make more notes. I love all the practical ideas and Sue is just captivating 2021-01-07 09:11:03
Excellent I loved all! 2020-12-21 11:03:37
Excellent Focusing on strategies and identifying triggers 2020-12-18 15:38:08
Excellent Sensory 2020-12-17 20:14:28
Excellent 3 2020-12-08 10:34:40
Excellent All of them, were essentially connected. 2020-11-28 09:20:15
Excellent   2020-11-19 20:23:44
Excellent Module 7 2020-11-10 17:20:40
Excellent I got a little bit from each 2020-11-10 11:30:48
Very Good Communication – module 3 2020-09-13 16:27:27
Excellent 7 2020-09-07 22:25:07
Excellent All the course, ways of leaning behaviour. 2020-08-23 13:26:50
Excellent 6 2020-08-19 10:25:09
Excellent All modules presented worthy insight 2020-07-24 16:55:52
Excellent Behaviours 2020-06-28 12:46:28
Excellent  I found Module 7 most useful because the underlying behaviours of ASD children is a hidden result of sensory and coomunication issues.I now have a more clear understanding why there may be behaviour issues and what to look for. 2020-06-01 21:25:40
Excellent All of them 2020-05-27 09:19:31
Excellent Behaviour module 7 2020-05-26 15:56:56
Excellent The videos that Sue featured in. 2020-05-09 17:25:12
Excellent All were so, so useful 2020-05-06 10:19:28
Excellent Modules 4 & 6 2020-04-20 14:19:48
Excellent Clear teaching and examples. 2020-04-12 14:00:47
Excellent All of the modules were really useful – very practical and interactive. 2020-03-22 09:41:42
Excellent All of them 2019-11-24 13:50:12
Excellent   2019-11-08 21:18:19
Excellent The use of visuals 2019-10-08 20:39:32
Excellent Sensory but all topics 2019-09-06 07:05:34
Excellent They were all so good. Maybe the communication one? 2019-07-29 10:54:15
Excellent All areas were great. i was interested in play as we are trialling better ways of using play in mainstream school  kindergarten 2019-06-29 21:03:50
Excellent Module 6A and 6B sensory 2019-06-29 13:00:45
Very Good Hard to say as you said in the final module all the others have had a part to do with the behaviour one 2019-06-10 17:52:59
Excellent Too hard to pick just one, the practical tips are great 2019-06-05 17:44:45
Very Good Modual 7 on Behaivour and being more aware of triggers to prevent a melt-down 2019-06-04 14:22:35
Excellent Module 4 2019-05-08 16:30:53
Excellent  Module 6 Sensory 2019-05-06 13:48:48
Excellent 6 2019-05-05 19:35:36
Excellent Communication 2019-05-05 18:59:12
Excellent 6 but they were all wonderful 2019-05-02 09:24:56
Excellent communication – signing, waiting, requesting help, visuals, being GPS. 2019-04-28 19:24:39
Very Good Behaviour 2019-03-31 17:35:09
Excellent 3 and 4 2019-03-26 13:43:28
Excellent Six 2019-03-12 13:58:14
Excellent All of them because it was stepped 2019-02-23 16:37:13
Excellent   2019-01-24 08:13:08