Autism awareness course
Do you need to take a course in autism awareness?
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people around them.
According to the National Autistic Society, autism affects about 700,000 people in the United Kingdom, which equates to 1 in 100 of the population and the number of children being diagnosed with the condition is continuing to increase.
Is this the right autism awareness course for me?
This autism awareness training is aimed at people working in adult and child care environments.
Those working in all areas of care may come into contact with people who has Autistic Spectrum Disorders ASD.
Although the course focuses on children with autism, having an awareness of the condition and how best to provide support to someone with ASD will be of use to anyone who interacts with and cares for children and adults as part of their work.
Having a knowledge of the typical behaviours and challenges associated with ASD can equip you to identify these and act in a supportive way.
Autism Awareness course: what is covered?
This course will provide you with an understanding of what autism is and how it affects a child’s daily life.
It will touch on what factors contribute towards a child developing autism as well as some of the typical behaviours associated with it and how you can provide effective support for those with the condition.
It also discusses what happens during the diagnosis process, some of the intervention methods that can help manage the condition and suggests some simple adaptations you can make to improve a child with autism’s day to day life.
The course is one of a range of health and social care courses that we provide.
Modules covered in the course
Module 1 Definitions, Context & Background
Module 2 Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
Module 3 Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder
Module 4 Testing and Support
How long will it take to complete this course and how will I be assessed?
This 100% online autism awareness course can be completed anywhere.
All you need is an internet-enabled device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone) and an internet connection.
Most students complete this course in just 30 minutes.
At the end of each module, students face a multiple choice test.
You must score at least 70% in all four multiple choice tests in order to pass the course and receive your certificate of achievement.
Which bodies recognise this course?
The Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service approves this course, meaning it is suitable to be used as evidence of your ongoing professional development in any review or appraisal process.
The CPD’s approval also reflects the quality and detail of this course.
Course: Autism Awareness
Accreditations and approvals: CPD
Course time: 30 minutes
Assessment method: Multiple choice test
Pass mark: 70% in each module
Cost: £25 + VAT
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