Autism Awareness e-Learning

Autism Awareness e-Learning

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.

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.

Having a knowledge of the typical behaviours and challenges associated with ASD can equip you to identify these and act in a supportive way.

Who should complete this course

  • 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.

Course syllabus

  • Definitions, Context & Background
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Testing and Support
  • Resolving Dilemmas; Support and Advice
  • How to Respond to Complaints

Course duration

  • With this on-line course you can stop and restart your learning to suit your time constraints
  • 30 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)
  • Please note you will need a 3Mb+ internet enabled device (e.g. computer, laptop, tablet or smart-phone) to study this course, which is Windows7 or MAC OSX10.8+ with Flash Player 10+

Course costs

Assessment

  • The course consists of six modules with questions at the end.
  • You are given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission and you will be given 3 attempts at each module to achieve a pass
  • On successful completion of the course, you will be able to download your certificate to print immediately
  • This course is approved by CPD
    (Our CPD approved courses are owned by VideoTile Learning Ltd and are distributed under licence)

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