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Using Visual Systems to Teach Social Skills

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Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast

152 Jubilee Highway East

Mount Gambier, SA 5290


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This workshop provides practical visual systems and strategies to teach social skills to children/ students with disability.

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Please note, payment by invoice is available by email to info@inclusive educationplanning.com.au

Children/ students with disabilities often respond well to the use of visual systems and predictable routines. Two well -known visual systems that assist with self -regulation are the Incredible Five Point Scale and Zones of Regulation. These systems provide a coloured and numbered scale to teach social and emotional concepts. These scales have many uses but can be used to represent their internal state and once this is recognised, students can learn and practice different socially acceptable responses such as asking for a break from the classroom by using a ‘Take a Break’ card. However, the skills of children/ students with disability vary greatly and what works for one may not be successful for another. Keep this in mind when choosing visual systems and if possible obtain input from a speech pathologist.

The presenter will:

  • Introduce the Incredible Five Point Scale and Zones of Regulation
  • Explore the notion of self-regulation
  • Provide examples of calming strategies, cognitive strategies and sensory supports
  • Assist educators to develop a plan for students to build self regulation
  • Outline the evidence-base for teaching social and emotional learning programs.

Intended Audience:

Junior primary, primary teachers & special educators/ teachers.


Leanne Longfellow is a special education teacher, academic researcher and a parent of a young adult with disabilities. She has taught in a variety of special education settings over a thirty year period, provided numerous professional learning sessions for educators, presented at Australian and international educational conferences, taught education in a university context and recently completed her doctoral research in special education at UniSA in 2018.

Participants will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance referenced to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
  • Electronic handouts of the powerpoint, notes and suggested reading
  • Hard copies of the notes and templates provided at the workshop.
  • Afternoon tea

Testimonials from previous workshops:

'I loved that the topics covered and information expressed was applicable to all students not just those with special needs. It’s a whole class approach too! Very practical!' Nicole Zacher

'I liked the way the professional learning was presented with strategies to support behaviours.' Amelia Pickard

'Clear and to the point. Relatable to school environment. Do-able'. Marie Foreman'

'Full of information and examples, scenarios and ideas to take away. Talk time at the end of the session was good to be able to discuss different strategies'. Leesa

'I liked the examples during the slideshow. Breakdown of behaviour management strategies used now and overtime and how they have/ haven’t worked.' Alison McConachy

'Informative. Practical ideas for students with learning disabilities.' Helen Braley

'The strategies were clearly set out and identified and explained thoroughly.' Emily Shepherd

'This workshop exceeded all my expectations.' Abbie Kemp


How do I request an invoice?

You can request an invoice by sending an email to info@inclusiveeducationplanning.com.au with the following information:

  • Name and location of event
  • Number of tickets
  • Name /s of participants
  • Name of the person/school/ organisation responsible for payment

What can I bring into the event?

You require a pen and something to lean on when writing.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact Inclusive Education Planning at info@inclusiveeducationplanning.com.au

What's the refund policy?

You are entitled to a refund up to 30 days prior to the event.

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Mount Gambier, SA 5290


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