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. This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism — covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.
You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence.
Potential Future Career
The objective of this qualification is to help you progress within employent in a variety of sectors and in a number of job roles where an understanding of autism and knowledge of how to support people with autism is required.
You will study the following:
Introduction to Autism
Using person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives
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