Understanding Autism Short Course

This course provides a general introduction to autism looking at spectrum looking at the history of understanding autism and the latest research as well as the main characteristics and how we currently support Autism.

Understanding Autism Short Course

This course provides a general introduction to autism looking at spectrum looking at the history of understanding autism and the latest research as well as the main characteristics and how we currently support Autism.
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Online
Duration
12 months
Certificate
Yes

Most people are now aware of Autism, or have at least heard of it.  This course provides a general introduction to autism looking at spectrum looking at the history of understanding autism and the latest research as well as the main characteristics and how we currently support Autism. This course is perfect for anyone who wants to develop their understanding of autism for personal or professional reasons.

Certificate
Video Lessons
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Learning Objectives
What is Autism?
Diagnosing Autism
Autism in daily life
Supporting Autism
How does it work?
The course is fully online and designed for flexible, independent learning – you will have a year’s access to the course so you can learn at your own pace, and at times which suit you.
Delivered via our specialist online learning platform UNIQSKILLS, the course consists of training videos, written and downloadable materials, and a test at the end of each module to check your learning.

The Modules

Module 1:
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What is Autism?
What is the history of Autism?
What are the main characteristics of Autism?
Autism and neurotypical/neurodiverse
Genetics of autism
Why is autism a spectrum
Common terminology & alternative names
Module 2:
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Diagnosing Autism
How important is diagnosis
How diagnosis is made
DSM-5 & ICD-10 Criteria
What does autism feel like
Autism in females Co-morbidity
Module 3:
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Autism in daily life
Executive function skills
Social communication and social interaction characteristics
Repetitive and restrictive behaviour
Highly focused interests or hobbies
Sensory Sensitivities
Autism & mental health
Module 4:
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Supporting Autism
Interventions & evaluating evidence: 1. TEACCH 2. Applied behavioural analysis 3. Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) 4. Pre-school Autism Communication Therapy (PACT)
Supporting within family life
Supporting within education
Autism in adulthood

Course content

Learning modules

Online learning modules
Online learning modules
Video

Training videos
Training videos
Tests

Self-assessment tests
Self-assessment tests
Certificate

Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Completion

Understanding Autism Short Course

Understanding Autism Short Course
Equipping you with essential knowledge to build on your role
Flexible learning
Access to tools to help you make your job easier

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