Autism Spectrum (Webautism) University Certificate
The Autism Spectrum (Webautism) course is for practitioners who support children and adults on the autism spectrum, including Asperger syndrome.
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What you'll learn on the course
- IT for adults
Module 1: Understanding and responding to the autism spectrum
This module explores what it means to be on the autism spectrum. It reflects on how the world may be perceived by the individual with autism. You are encouraged to examine your own practice and look at ways in which it can meet the specific needs of the individuals that you support. The module identifies and explores specific restrictions in social communication, and flexibility of thought by children and adults on the spectrum and discusses both the barriers caused, and the implications for meeting those needs. It encourages you to reflect on how the person with autism best learns within the framework of using the strengths of the individual to overcome difficulties.Module 2: Working with individuals on the autism spectrum
This module introduces you to key approaches in the lifelong education of people with autism. It examines the importance of partnership with parents and carers and explores the meaning of multidisciplinary and collaborative practice. You will be encouraged to look at how you can create conditions that enable people with autism to predict their world with a degree of confidence. This includes ways of approaching challenging behaviour.Module 3: Models for Practice when working with people on the autism spectrum
You will be encouraged to look at the wider world in which people with autism live. The module includes an overview of the lifelong education of people on the autism spectrum. It will examine the background to the development of services and includes understanding the context of an inclusive society.