Autism: Understanding & Supporting
Duration 1 day
This is a classroom based, tutor-led course which will provide an introduction to autistic spectrum conditions and how they may affect behaviours. It aims to give an awareness of the issues and to explore strategies to improve communication, social interaction and associated behaviours.
- What is autism
- The triad of impairments
- Other characteristics of autism, including theory of mind and central coherence theory
- The importance of understanding sensory issues for people with autism
- Autism and behaviour, including incident analysis
- Strategies for effective support, including social stories and sensory guides
Methods of Delivery
The course will use a variety of delivery methods, including discussion, quiz, video, group work and case studies.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
By the end of the session, participants will
- Understand what autism is
- Understand the 3 main areas of difficulty for individuals on the spectrum
- Be aware of sensory and other issues that may be faced by people on the spectrum and how they may affect behaviour
- Have knowledge of current legislation and how it may affect services
- Have identified some simple strategies to use in the workplace
- Understand how to use social stories and sensory guides, and have practiced writing them.
This course is aimed at all staff supporting people with autism.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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