Sonya Girdler

Professor Girdler is affiliated with the School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology at Curtin University and is Director of the Curtin Autism Research Group (CARG).
She has extensive experience in the field of autism research and neurodevelopmental disorders more broadly, and is particularly interested in understanding functioning using the ICF, development and the implementation of strengths-based programs, employment research and evidence-based interventions.

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Autism and Neurodiversity: Building Your Child's Strengths (edX)

Self Paced
Autism and Neurodiversity: Building Your Child's Strengths (edX)
Course Auditing
Learn to recognise concerning behaviours, understand the diagnosis process, create a plan, build on strengths, and successfully advocate for your child. Autism and Neurodiversity: Building Your Child's Strengths has been created to assist family members and carers of young children who may be displaying early signs of autism. Much [...]

'Talk to me': Improving mental health and suicide prevention in young adults (edX)

As a student, parent, teacher, coach, or health professional, learn strategies to help improve the mental health of young people in your life, recognise concerning behaviours, and feel better prepared to have conversations about mental health. Poor mental health affects one in four people, and young adults are particularly [...]

Managing Study, Stress and Mental Health at University (edX)

Develop a clearer understanding of what mental health is, and learn how best to recognise and respond to mental health concerns, such as negative thoughts and behaviours, in yourself and others. This short course is a German-Australian collaboration developed in response to the growing need to provide students with [...]