Asperger's Syndrome - Understanding & Supporting
Duration 1 day
The aim of this course is to equip participants to understand and work with people with Asperger's syndrome more effectively. In this course you will explore what is meant by Asperger's syndrome and the impact it has on people's daily lives. The course will consider some of the specific cognitive differences and sensory and perceptual issues for people with Asperger's syndrome. Possible reasons for challenging behaviour and ways of supporting people with Asperger's syndrome will also be explored. The course will also offer some of the perspectives of individuals with Asperger's syndrome.
- What is Asperger's syndrome?
- How is it different to autism?
- Some of the difficulties of diagnosis
- Using the triad of impairments to help understand and support people
- Theories of autism
- The Autism Act 2009
- Ways to work supportively with people with Asperger's syndrome
Methods of Delivery
A range of methods will be used. These include: paired work; individual reflection; discussion of DVD clips; quiz; case scenarios; action planning. There will be some presentations from the trainer but the methods will be mainly participatory.
- Learning Objectives
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Understand what is meant by Asperger's syndrome
- Understand the triad off impairments and use this as a way to understand features of Asperger's syndrome
- Be more confident working with and supporting people with Asperger's syndrome
Anyone supporting someone with Asperger's syndrome, or requiring complementary learning to Autism Awareness.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.