Affecting over half a million Brits, autism is a lifelong development disability characterised by difficulties interacting and communicating with other people. With no known cure and a number of negative stereotypes and myths surrounding the condition, understanding how to deal with autistic children is a valuable skill for anyone considering a career in teaching or caring, or for those who know autistic children personally. This Autism Awareness Training Course provides you with all the information you need to be able to handle children with autism.
You are first given an introduction to autism, which teaches you about common impairments and myths, the possible genetic, environmental, psychological and neurological causes and the relation between autism and gender and age. You then look at a range of autistic behaviours such as social communication, social interaction, social imagination, sensory sensitivity, dogged routines, learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.
After that, you move onto diagnosing and managing autism, focusing on why a diagnosis can be helpful, how one can be achieved and the strategies you can pick up to help autistic children. These include intensive interaction, Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) therapy, a positive diet, autism-friendly places and managing change. Finally, you will continue to learn about the ways in which you can help autistic children, covering communication, visual supports, relationships, promoting positive behaviour, routines and further resources. Upon completion, you will feel more confident around autistic children and will be able to help them grow and progress.
Benefits of studying Autism Awareness:
The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.
You are taught through a combination of
How is the course assessed?
To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.
Why study this course
Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.
The Autism Awareness is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.
|Module 01: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)||00:25:00|
|Module 02: Learning Difficulties Related to Autism||00:23:00|
|Module 03: Autism Diagnosis||00:16:00|
|Module 04: Cognitive Approaches in Autism||00:17:00|
|Module 05: Dealing with Autistic Individuals||00:22:00|
|Module 06: Other Considerations for Dealing with Autistic Individuals||00:19:00|
|Module 07: Engagement in Autism Awareness||00:13:00|