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Justin Clark MEd, MLearningInnovation, BEd, BA

I am a qualified and experienced Brisbane tutor specialising in teaching children and adults who have learning difficulties due to autism (ASD).

Autism Teaching Strategies

As an autism tutor, I have an empathetic and genuine approach to building relationships with my students that promotes change and success. This is achieved through my many years of experience in helping students gain confidence and achieving greater academic results, while helping improve necessary life skills in being able to cope with challenges in their daily lives. I also assist in improving communication and socialisation skills which is interwoven with educational learning in providing the necessary teaching strategies to facilitate growth and change.

Understanding Autism (ASD)

People with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) have difficulty with to social interaction and communication. This is because they can find it difficult to understand other people’s feelings and interests. As a result, they might end up saying something that upsets people. We also call this a ‘Theory of Mind’ in inferring and interpreting the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of others. Because they don’t understand that other people think differently to them, many autistic people can have problems communicating and relating socially with other people.

This may also manifest when they spend a lot of time talking about a topic they are interested in, and are not able to tell that other people are not interested.

They may use different gestures and body language to other people. For example they might not smile or use eye contact. The ability to communicate varies. Some people have no speech or limited speech and others with Autism have considerable vocabularies. Therefore, while people with autism might find it challenging to talk with others and have friends, they still experience the same emotions as we all do and love having friends, even if it’s challenging.

Teaching Children with Autism (ASD)

Children with autism can find school extremely difficult. These challenges manifest when they want things to happen in a particular order. Routine is vitally important because if this routine changes or if something is moved, they can get worried or upset. They may be triggered by bright lights, sudden loud sounds, or unexpected touch that would not bother others. They may become upset if someone hugs them or talks too quickly or loudly.

Another example is if the teacher says, “Can you give me a minute?” Due to the difficulty with inference, those with autism may interpret this literally and think, “How can I give you a minute?” However, while schooling can present a great deal of challenge, it can also be rewarding.

Those with autism often have a strong interest in particular topics. They may be very knowledgeable in their special interest areas. They can also show an amazing memory for detail.

Autism Tutoring For Children

As an autism tutor, I can help harness these strengths (as described above) in helping to facilitate change in being able to cope with the challenges that education and schooling can present. If you are seeking a tutor for an autistic child who is experienced in teaching kids with autism please give me (Justin) a call and with your input I can devise the right approach to help your child through targeted individual autism tutoring sessions.

Autism Tutoring for Adults and Children

I also assist adults with ASD as my role as an autistic tutor involves being able to adapt autism teaching strategies for both adults and children as well as for the different strengths and weaknesses of each individual. Our goal for successful tutoring of people with Autism is empowerment. We help students build learning and study habits that can be used at school and for learning throughout life. We do this by improving academic abilities and social abilities. As well as the desire and ability to learn and progress.

Contact Hope Tutoring

Please contact me if you are looking for tutoring services that focus on communication and learning difficulties so we can discuss in detail the type of assistance you are looking for.  There is also some more information about me, my goals and my teaching style that you may also be interested in.


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Justin Clark, Private Brisbane Tutor


Justin also provides autism learning disability training to parents and teachers who are seeking assistance in this area.

If you have any questions, call us on 0407 407 223.