Today, autism refers to a whole range of social, language and communication problems. Severity ranges from hardly there at all, often undiagnosed and even unrecognised, to severe, where it is almost impossible for individuals to participate in society.
This e-learning course aims to provide people who come into contact with children, with basic awareness of the autism spectrum and help to dispel stigmas with the condition.
On completion of this Virtual College course learners will:
- Recognise the main characteristics of behaviour for people on the autism spectrum
- Understand the triad of impairment
- Understand the range of the spectrum
- Appreciate the particular differences of understanding language with people on the autism spectrum
- Understand the need to backup spoken language visually to help understanding
- Appreciate the importance of routine and predictability for people on the autism spectrum
- Understand the complexity of social interaction
- Appreciate the sensory differences of people on the autism spectrum
Areas covered include:
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- The Triad of Impairment and Autism Spectrum
- Support Strategies for the Three Areas of the Triad
- Sensory Issues and the Autism Spectrum Summary
The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This module is targeted at anyone who comes into contact with children and who may encounter someone on the autism spectrum.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.