• Online Parent Resources 


    The Science of Parenting 

    By University of California, San Diego

    Parenting itself is far from a science. However, many of the popular advice shared on the media is neither reliable nor based on scientific evidence. This course provides a survey of important scientific findings spanning a range of topics that are central to the lives of parents, such as diet, sleep, discipline, learning, screen time, impulse control and vaccination to help parents – or future parents – make sensible, informed decisions. Click here to access this course.

    Positive Behavior Support for Young Children

    By University of Washington

    The goal of this course is to learn evidence-based practices to support infants and young children's social and emotional development.The course is designed for anyone that works with children presenting challenging behaviour. It explores the developmental trajectory of children with early-onset aggressive behaviours; positive behaviour support program models and intervention efforts that promote positive early childhood mental health; and evidence-based classroom management skills. You can expect to leave the course with a solid understanding of how to design supportive environments. Click here to access this course.

     

    Understanding Autism

    By University of Kent

    This course aims to answers the question, “Does autism really exist?”. It provides an excellent introduction to ASD, and you can hear first-hand the testimony of people with autism about their own experience of being on the spectrum. You don’t need any prior experience or qualifications to do this course. Still, it might be of interest to practitioners in the field of autism, healthcare workers, people on the autism spectrum, and parents or carers. Click here to access this course.

     

     
    Sensory Processing with GriffinOT – Level 1

    By GriffinOT

    Kim Griffin offers a free sensory course that explores the basics of sensory processing disorder and sensory integration.  It is designed for teachers, parents, and professionals who want an introduction to sensory processing disorder.  The course explores different models of sensory processing disorder and sensory integration, and you will learn about the eight senses, rather than the classic five you might have been heard of. Click here to access this course.

    ADHD: Everyday Strategies for Elementary Students

    By The State University of New York, University at Buffalo

    This course provides an overview of ADHD diagnosis and treatment. Course participants will learn evidence-based approaches for diagnosing this developmental disorder that begins early in childhood, as well as, two evidence-based treatment approaches - the Daily Report Card and Parenting Strategies. The course will help you to identify the key areas of functional impairment, symptom presentation, and diagnostic decision-making for youth with ADHD. It teaches you how to develop a behavioural intervention suitable for treating ADHD in the school setting, and how to apply effective parenting and teaching strategies for supporting youth with ADHD in the home, classroom, and neighbourhood. Click here to access this course.

    Supporting Special Educational Needs in Every Classroom

    By School Education Gateway

    This course aims at providing teachers a better understanding of how to support special educational needs in the classroom better, nonetheless, it can also be a great tool for parents wanting to learn more about special educational needs. It shows how with simple changes, teachers can make their teaching and their classroom more inclusive. Furthermore, it aims to help teachers to identify strategies to get the additional support they need. Although the course providers are no longer attributing certificates, you can still have access to all its content and learn useful strategies to support your students. Click here to access this course.