Online Course Description
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people around them. According to the National Autistic Society, autism affects about 700,000 people in the United Kingdom, which equates to 1 in 100 of the population and the number of children being diagnosed with the condition is continuing to increase.
Children on the autistic spectrum will have a higher chance of developing co-existing mental health problems and to having an education, health and care plan under the SEND (special educational needs & disability) code of practice. However, their spectrum condition may also provide specific strengths which need to be taken into account during teaching. Because autism is a spectrum condition, it affects children in very different ways.
This course will provide you with an understanding of what autism is and how it affects a child’s daily life. It will touch on what factors contribute towards a child developing autism as well as some of the typical behaviours associated with it and how you can provide effective support for those with the condition. It also discusses what happens during the diagnosis process, some of the intervention methods that can help manage the condition and suggests some simple adaptations you can make to improve a child with autism’s day to day life.
Who is this online course for ?
People working in adult and child care environments.
Those working in all areas of care may come into contact with people who has Autistic Spectrum Disorders ASD. Although the course focuses on children with autism, having an awareness of the condition and how best to provide support to someone with ASD will be of use to anyone who interacts with and cares for children and adults as part of their work.
Why study this online course?
Having a knowledge of the typical behaviours and challenges associated with ASD can equip you to identify these and act in a supportive way.
CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves.
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.
Online Course Modules
- Definitions, Context & Background
- Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Testing and Support
Duration: 30 mins
This Autism Awareness online training course has been certified by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).
If you are looking for more than an introduction to Autism why not take a look at our INSET : Supporting learners with Autism which can be booked as a staff INSET or expert-led webinar