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Autism Awareness Online

The Autism Awareness course is designed to provide participants with essential knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its impact on a child’s daily life. Through this course, participants will learn about the characteristics, challenges, and intervention methods that can help manage and support children with autism. The aim of the course is to promote awareness, empathy, and effective support for individuals with autism and their families.

Aims and Objectives

 By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Gain a comprehensive understanding of autism and its effects on a child’s daily life.
  2. Identify the contributing factors that may lead to the development of autism.
  3. Recognize the common characteristics and challenges faced by children with autism.
  4. Develop an awareness of typical behaviors displayed by children with autism and how to provide effective support.
  5. Understand the process of diagnosing autism and the importance of early intervention.
  6. Familiarize themselves with key intervention methods used to manage and alleviate the challenges of autism.
  7. Learn practical strategies to make basic changes that improve the day-to-day life of a child with autism

Course Content

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Define autism and its neurodevelopmental nature
  • Understand the prevalence and impact of autism on individuals and families
  • Recognise the importance of early identification and support

Factors Contributing to Autism Development

  • Explore genetic and environmental factors that may contribute to autism
  • Discuss the role of early brain development in autism
  • Recognise the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in understanding autism aetiology

Characteristics and General Problems of Autism

  • Identify core characteristics of autism, including communication and social challenges
  • Understand sensory sensitivities and repetitive behaviors in individuals with autism
  • Explore co-occurring conditions and challenges faced by children with autism

Effective Support for Children with Autism

  • Learn strategies to provide effective support and accommodations in daily life
  • Recognize individual strengths and interests to foster engagement and learning
  • Promote a positive and inclusive environment for children with autism

The Diagnosis Process and Early Intervention

  • Understand the steps and importance of the autism diagnosis process
  • Discuss the benefits of early intervention and its impact on developmental outcomes
  • Explore the role of healthcare professionals and educators in early intervention

Key Intervention Methods for Managing Autism

  • Familiarize with evidence-based intervention approaches, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and speech therapy
  • Explore the role of play-based therapy and social skills training
  • Discuss the importance of individualized intervention plans for children with autism

Assessment

This Autism Awareness Course assesses learners through multiple choice questions (MCQs). Upon successful completion of each module, learners must answer MCQs to step into the next module. Through the MCQs it is measured how much a learner could grasp from each section. In the assessment pass mark is 75%.

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This is an Eleaning course. Please read through the slides and complete the MCQ.