Autism Awareness Level 2 Course

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Autism Awareness Level 2 Course

UK Open College
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Module 1: What is Autism? Define Autism Understand the differences between autism and aspergers syndrome Explain the gender differences Identify conditions relating to ASD Explain how research in other conditions can help research into autism

Module 2: Legislation & Autism Name some of the acts that protect people with autism and disabled people in general Explain what a reasonable adjustment is Give examples of reasonable adjustments Describe the aims of the autism strategy and explain how this will help people with ASD

Module 3: Triad of Impairments Name the triad of impairments Identify problems of social interaction and explain the problems these can cause for someone with ASD Explain …

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Module 1: What is Autism? Define Autism Understand the differences between autism and aspergers syndrome Explain the gender differences Identify conditions relating to ASD Explain how research in other conditions can help research into autism

Module 2: Legislation & Autism Name some of the acts that protect people with autism and disabled people in general Explain what a reasonable adjustment is Give examples of reasonable adjustments Describe the aims of the autism strategy and explain how this will help people with ASD

Module 3: Triad of Impairments Name the triad of impairments Identify problems of social interaction and explain the problems these can cause for someone with ASD Explain the "theory of mind" Understand what problems can occur when theory of mind fails to adequately develop Identify and categorise problems of social impairments with a client

Module 4: Explaining Autistic Behaviours Understand why people with autism behave the way they do Identify possible causes of problematic behaviours Define the term " sensory sensitivity" Explain the problems that people might have if they are hyper or hypo sensitive Apply knowledge of sensory sensitivity to experience with clients in the workplace

Module 5: Cause of Autism Explain the difference between autism and autistic traits Explain why twin studies are important to researchers Understand genetic and environmental causes of autism

Module 6: Diagnosis of Autism Have increaased awareness of how to obtain a diagnosis Give reasons why there has been an increase in number of diagnostic cases Explain what is meant by epidemic and explain why autism is not an epidemic Identify and describe the advantages and disadvantages of getting a formal diagnosis Explain the role fo the GP in the diagnosis process Explain what is meant by the social model of disability

Module 7: Approaches to Autism Become familiar with various approaches to autism Have awareness of alternative communication systems Become familiar with the need for autism friendly places and websites

Module 8: Practical suggestions when working with Autistic Individuals Define the term " neuro-typical" Identify symptoms and solutions for anxiety Identify how often we use abstract language in everyday speech and identify some of the things we can say instead when talking to a person with ASD Describe a way a person with ASD can be helped to show and understand their emotions Explain how visual aids can be used to help with everyday tasks Describe how people with ASD can be supported through changes in their life Module 9: Explaining the Myths Explain why there is confusion surrounding MMR and autism Identify the importance of children getting vaccinated Explain what a savant skill is and give examples

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