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Introduction to Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Course Overview



The course looks at many different aspects of Autism from its definition right through to supporting those involved in working with people who have Autism. It is a classroom-based, tutor-led course that will provide an introduction to autistic spectrum conditions and how they may affect behaviours. It also aims to explore strategies to improve communication, social interaction and associated behaviours.


Course Content


  • Overview of Autism and Asperger's
  • 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



    • Learning Objectives
    • Audience
    • Training Considerations
    • Certification
    • Related Courses

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of the session, participants will:
  • Understand what Autism and Asperger's Syndrome are
  • 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
  • Practise and understand how to use social stories and sensory guides.
  • Target Audience

    This course is aimed at all staff supporting people with autism.

    Training Considerations

    This course encourages delegate participation through group discussion as well as individual input through subgroup and pair work. The trainer uses a range of facilitation and presentation techniques including PowerPoint, flip-chart work and tutor-led discussion, and delegates retain a comprehensive training pack for future reference and further reading.

    Certification

    Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

    Related Courses

    · Person-Centred Active Support
    · Mental Health Awareness: Signs, Symptoms & Interventions
    · Challenging Behaviour: Managing and Respondind
     
    Introduction to Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
    Course overview:

    The course looks at many different aspects of Autism from its definition right through to supporting those involved in working with people who have Autism. It is a classroom-based, tutor-led course that will provide an introduction to autistic spectrum conditions and how they may affect behaviours. It also aims to explore strategies to improve communication, social interaction and associated behaviours.


    Course content:

    · Overview of Autism and Asperger's
    · 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





    LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    By the end of the session, participants will:

    · Understand what Autism and Asperger's Syndrome are
    · 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
    · Practise and understand how to use social stories and sensory guides.



    TARGET AUDIENCE
    This course is aimed at all staff supporting people with autism.

    TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS
    This course encourages delegate participation through group discussion as well as individual input through subgroup and pair work. The trainer uses a range of facilitation and presentation techniques including PowerPoint, flip-chart work and tutor-led discussion, and delegates retain a comprehensive training pack for future reference and further reading.

    CERTIFICATION
    Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.


    RELATED COURSES
    · Person-Centred Active Support
    · Mental Health Awareness: Signs, Symptoms & Interventions
    · Challenging Behaviour: Managing and Respondind

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