Overview - Understand How to Support Individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions
This e-learning module aims to provide learners with an increased understanding of the autistic spectrum and offer strategies to support those on it.
On completion, learners will have an increased awareness of the main characteristics of behaviour which individuals on the autism spectrum can commonly display as well as an increased understanding of the sensory differences of people on the autistic spectrum.
On completion of this course learners will be able to:
- Recognise the main characteristics of behaviour for people on the autistic spectrum
- Understand the triad of impairment
- Understand the range of the spectrum
- Appreciate the particular differences of understanding language with people on the autistic spectrum
- Understand the need to backup spoken language visually to help understanding
- Appreciate the importance of routine and predictability for people on the autistic spectrum
- Understand the complexity of social interaction
- Appreciate the sensory differences of people on the autistic spectrum
Areas covered include:
Welcome and Learning Outcomes
The Triad of Impairment and Autistic Spectrum
Support Strategies for the Three Areas of the Triad
- Sensory Issues and the Autistic Spectrum + Summary
The content of this 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.
This module is aimed at anyone who may come into contact with an individual (adult) with an autistic spectrum condition. This could be in the context of an individual who they support via their working role, a colleague, an employer, a relative or friend.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
Simple, easy to follow course which was very informative.
I enjoyed the examples that were given to illustrate more in depth what autism is and how it affects people differently
I have done a substantial amount of training in my time and have found this course to be one of the most useful and well-presented I have ever done. Thank you to whoever compiled it
You can review any section of the training - something you can't do in a lecture
The module gave enough information for me to work with people with autism. This course offers practical ways to work with people and gives enough information for me to understand the challenges people with autism may face when doing every day tasks
I really enjoyed carrying out this learning module. I have gained a lot of knowledge and understanding and it is going to be very beneficial to use in my practice. All the modules were easy to understand the website was very easy to run. I really enjoyed carrying out the mini quizzes throughout the training programme as well
I like that the system can be accessed again and again so you can complete small bits of the module and come back, or do the whole thing in one go
I can now use what I have learned in this module at my work place, and will be able to understand some of our service users better
You can take it in your own time, no classroom disruption. Easy to understand and presented very well. All from the comfort of home
I enjoyed the challenges throughout the longer sessions
It was clear which sections I had completed and not completed
The graphics were very good and helped me to take the written information in. I also thought that the practice questions at the end of each module were a good idea as it was helpful to recap on what was learnt in the module. It was very easy to navigate the modules. This is one of the most interesting (both written and graphic content)e-learning courses that I have completed
How it Works
This is a general guide to how the system works; if you want a more detailed guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.
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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.
You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.
The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.
The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.
Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course
The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.