Understanding Autism – Level 2 – Online Course – CPD Accredited

£ 19.99

This online Understanding Autism – Level 2 training course aims to increase awareness and understanding of autism, to enable frontline care workers to better recognise and respond to the needs of autistic people.

Understanding Autism | Level 2 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited | Instant Course Access | Includes Assessment & Certificate | Instant Certificate Download.

 

Welcome to Advitam Learning’ online Understanding Autism – Level 2 training course for healthcare and social care providers and the general public. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Our Understanding Autism – Level 2 e-learning training course provides perspectives from people on the autism spectrum about how autism is defined and experienced in their everyday life.

Certificate duration: 2 years

Entry requirements: No entry restrictions

Recommended prerequisites: N/A

Assessment type: End of course assessment

Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate

Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price

Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)

Who is the course for?

This online Understanding Autism – Level 2 training course is suitable for anyone whose job role requires them to work with autistic children and young people. This online Understanding Autism – Level 2 training course includes those working in a voluntary, part-time or full-time roles, such as:

  • Teachers,
  • Tutors,
  • Nursery workers,
  • Registered nurses,
  • School nurses,
  • Support workers,
  • Carers, and
  • Activity leaders.

This online Understanding Autism – Level 2 training course is also suitable for parents, guardians, and family members of children and young people with autism. This course will improve their understanding of autism and how to support children and young people with this condition.

What is covered in this course?

This online Understanding Autism – Level 2 training course covers the following:

  • Introduction to autism:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
    • The importance of autism awareness,
    • Myths about autism spectrum disorder,
    • Key definitions, and
    • Key abbreviations relating to ASD.
  • Why autism is a spectrum condition:
    • Characteristics of autism,
    • Different types of autism,
    • The difference between autism and ADHD,
    • Categories of autism symptoms,
    • The common effects of autism,
    • The effects of autism in girls, and
    • The effects of autism in adults.
  • Causes of autism:
    • The common causes of autism,
    • Genes and autism,
    • Environmental triggers, and
    • The misconceptions about the causes of autism.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder,
  • Supporting children with autism:
    • Supporting children with ASD at school,
    • Supporting children with ASD in hospitals,
    • Supporting children with ASD to cope with transitions,
    • Supporting children with ASD to participate in activities, and
    • Dealing with other challenges faced by children with ASD.
  • Supporting parents and carers of children and young people with ASD:
    • Knowing the child or young person’s profile,
    • Offering practical help,
    • Provide person-centred care,
    • Using the child’s preferred mode of communication,
    • Signpost parents and carers,
    • Outlook for people with autism,
  • Summary
  • References and resources relating to ASD.

Course aims

This online Understanding Autism – Level 2 training course aims to increase awareness and understanding of autism, to enable frontline care workers to better recognise and respond to the needs of autistic people. Health and social care managers can use resources in this course for induction, supervision and ongoing learning and development, to develop the skills of their staff.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Understanding Autism – Level 2 training course, the learner will know more about the following:

  • Why autism awareness is important:
    • Definition of autism, and
    • The terms that are used in relation to autism spectrum disorders.
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD):
    • Different types of autism,
    • Why autism is a spectrum condition,
    • Differences between autism and ASD,
    • Symptoms of autism, and
    • The effects of autism on boys, girls and adults.
  • Causes of autism:
    • Genes,
    • Environmental triggers, and
    • Misconceptions about the causes of autism.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of ASD:
    • Diagnosing ASD in children and young people,
    • ASD assessments,
    • What happens after ASD assessments,
    • Treatments for autism,
    • Diet and autism, and
    • Exercise and autism.
  • Supporting children with autism
  • Supporting parents and carers of children with ASD:
    • Understanding the child’s profile,
    • Offering practical help,
    • Person-centred care,
    • Adapting modes of communication,
    • Signposting parents and carers, and
    • The outlook for children with ASD.

What is Autism?

Autism is a developmental disorder of variable severity that is characterised by difficulty in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour.

Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviours. Because of the range of symptoms, this condition is now called autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Why is this online Understanding Autism training important?

This Understanding Autism e-learning course is a strategy that can be used to teach a variety of skills to autistic people. These skills include safety skills such as learning how to solicit help, what to do upon finding a firearm and reducing the risks of abduction. Autism education or sensitivity training can occur in a generalised manner, in which students and their families learn specific information relating to their everyday life.

Understanding Autism | Level 2 | Online Training Course | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited.