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Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism qualification develops knowledge and awareness of autism, a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them.

Course Content

  • Learn how individuals with autism process sensory information
  • Understand the characteristics that may be present in individuals with autism
  • Understand the conditions that commonly occur with autism
  • Learn the common misconceptions surrounding autism
  • Learn how speech, language and communication may differ in people with autism
  • Recognise how legislation and guidance underpins support

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.

 

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Improve your understanding of theories relating to autism
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Ensure you understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

What You Will Learn

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Autism
  • Unit 2 – Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individuals with Autism
  • Unit 3 – Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism
  • Unit 4 – Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition in Individuals with Autism
  • Unit 5 – Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism
  • Unit 6 – Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives

Eligibility Criteria

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over (born before 1 September 1998)
  • A minimum number of 8 learners MUST be present for the induction (there is no maximum)
  • All learners must have been residing in the UK for the past three years and non EU/UK citizens must have documentary proof.

 

If you require any further information or would like to book a course please contact info@orangeboxtraining.com or telephone our office on 01429 874530

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