Nikki has over 10 years of experience working in the educational field of autism and special education. She has worked with ages 11-16 and 3-7 year olds. Her passion for creating hands-on and engaging resources, as well as providing support to other educators all around the world is what led her to create 'Teaching Autism.'
Nikki has always been passionate about providing engaging opportunities for activities to be student-led and to improve independence with her students. She finds it important to help students reach their best potential and achieve their goals in a way that is suitable for their individual abilities and needs. Nikki is a firm believe in less stress and more success. That's another reason why she created 'Teaching Autism.' The resources that she offers will allow you to integrate the highest quality resources and activities into your classroom or learning environment, while taking the pressure off you. She has built herself an excellent reputation with schools all around the world with her fun and different approach to learning. From having a pretend wedding - in an actual wedding venue - to learn about the Royal Wedding, to having crime scene transformations every month. Nikki has put her own unique and creative spin on teaching which has helped students everywhere fall in love with learning.
Nikki was runner-up for an autism heroes award for her dedication to her students. Her website - teachingautism.co.uk was awarded the Number 1 best blog in the UK Autism Blogs awards in 2018. In 2019 Nikki was a runner up with 'Teaching Autism' for the online social network award. In 2019, Nikki was voted the 21st Best Autism Blog on the internet.
On top of my qualifications, I have also received training in; Play, Sensology, Autism, What is Autism?, PECS, Google Classroom, First Aid, Epilepsy, Fire Safety, CPI, MAPA, Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, SEN: Autism, SEN: Behaviour, Non-Verbal Literacy, Non-Verbal Math, Rights Respecting Schools, Sensory Integration, Makaton, Food Hygiene, Numicon, Read Write Inc., Language Link, Manual Handling, Infant Links, Making Maths Fun, SIMS, Behaviour Watch, BookCreator, iPad, Touch Trust, Music Therapy, Sensology, Social Eyes, Early Intervention Behaviour Management for Teachers, Safeguarding, ELKLAN taster, SCERTS, ABA, Understanding Autism, along with attending regular conferences.
Nikki shares her knowledge, experience and training with the world through her; - Blog; https://teachingautism.co.uk - Podcast; https://teachingautism.co.uk/podcast/ - Online Training Course for Autism and Special Education Teachers; https://www.learningwithnikki.com/autism-classroom-training - Monthly VIP Membership; https://www.learningwithnikki.com/monthly-membership-sales-page You can also view videos of her resources in action at her Youtube channel; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8jqVhrHKB3zMAlzOQSnnyA/videos?view_as=subscriber
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