Author(s) : Belinda Ratcliffe, Michelle Wong, Victoria Grahame, Lisa Brice, Louisa Carroll, David Dossetor
Publisher : ACER Press
SKU : ACW004-1
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Westmead Feelings Program 1 is a 15-month evidence-based clinical intervention program developed by The Children's Hospital at Westmead, designed specifically to teach emotional and social skills to autistic children with mild intellectual disability. Westmead Feelings Program 1 is aimed at autistic verbal children, who may or may not read, can draw simple pictures or write a few key words and can pay attention for at least a few minutes at a time.
The Westmead Feelings Program 1: Resource Kit & Facilitator Certification includes a Resource Kit and registration to Facilitator Certification. See below for additional information.
The Westmead Feelings Program 2: Resource Kit includes:
The Overview provides facilitators with the information and knowledge required to develop an understanding of the program in order to implement it for children, parents and teachers. It details the purpose, history and research basis of WFP, and outlines the specific teaching strategies used to address the learning profiles of children with autism spectrum disorder. The Overview also explains what each element of the program is and how it is used in sessions with children, parents and teachers.
This manual is a session-by-session guide to the WFP 1 child program. It explains the objectives for each session and outlines which resources are required, along with any additional supplies that may be necessary. The manual is fully scripted and gives detailed descriptions of activities, games and workbook tasks, as well as instructions on how to use the video files and other visual prompts, in the order in which they appear.
This book is a teaching tool for WFP 1 child sessions, and provides a completed example for each individual page included in the child workbooks across the three modules and the booster session. Worksheets have been completed using drawings and minimal text, and are designed to provide an example to assist children who may struggle to complete the worksheets on their own. For children who may have trouble writing or drawing, there are additional examples of the worksheets completed with the video screenshots provided on the facilitator's USB.
Facilitator’s digital resources
Delivery mode: Online; Time and duration: 20 hours of online coursework, over approximately 10 weeks.
The comprehensive online Westmead Feelings Program 1 Facilitator Certification Course enables professionals to implement the 15-month Westmead Feelings Program 1 intervention program in school, private practise and hospital settings. It is designed to provide professionals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively implement the 15-month Westmead Feelings Program 1 intervention in their setting to the highest standard.
This course is suitable for teachers, special educators, psychologists and allied health and disability practitioners who intend to provide. Westmead Feelings Program 1 in their setting, and wish to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully implement the program.
Intended learning outcomes
Participants will be able to:
Course in detail
The course consists of four units and two learning assurance tasks. It covers proficiency in 12 separate areas of Westmead Feelings Program 1, through interactive tasks, activities and videos.
Learning assurance tasks
The learning assurance tasks are a multiple-choice quiz and a 5−20 minute video demonstrating proficiency in one area of the Westmead Feelings Program 2 delivery. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive an accredited certificate, enabling participants to facilitate Westmead Feelings Program 1 at the highest standard with children, parents and teachers in schools, hospitals and other relevant clinical settings, and the opportunity to be listed on ACER’s online certified practitioners’ register.
AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers
The course specifically addresses Professional Knowledge standards 1.5 and 1.6.
Standard 1.5: Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
Standard 1.6: Strategies to support full participation of students with disability.
The Psychology Board of Australia
The Westmead Feelings Program 1 Facilitator Certification Course satisfies the guidelines for 20 hours of continuing professional development required for the annual registration of psychologists