Autistic Spectrum Conditions Course

The Autistic Spectrum Conditions online eLearning course introduces students to understanding autism within the Health and Social Care sector.

It begins by describing what an autistic spectrum condition is, and outlining the characteristics of the condition. The course then explains different theories on the cause of the condition and the psychological effect of the condition. Following this, the course describes the sensory and perceptual difficulties commonly associated with autistic spectrum conditions and outlines other conditions commonly associated with the condition.

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Course Description

This eLearning course aims to introduce you to Autistic Spectrum Conditions in Health and Social Care.

The online course begins by describing what an autistic spectrum condition is, and outlining the characteristics of the condition. The course then explains different theories on the cause of the condition and the psychological effect of the condition. Following this, the course describes the sensory and perceptual difficulties commonly associated with autistic spectrum conditions. and will outline other conditions commonly associated with the condition.

In section two, the course outlines the current legislation relevant when working with individuals with autistic spectrum conditions. Explaining how these legislations impact your work with these individuals.

In the final section, the course describes how an individual may be affected by the condition. For example, hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity to stimuli and the experience of anxiety and fear in relation to transitions and change. The course then outlines different ways of working with an individual with an autistic spectrum condition, including how to adapt to the environment, how to use visual aids and how to plan for change.

What is eLearning?

The Autistic Spectrum Conditions course is delivered via an eLearning platform. E-Learning an efficient way of delivering courses online due to its convenience and flexibility. The resources are available from anywhere and at any time. Meaning everyone can take advantage of web-based learning regardless of their circumstances. E-Learning is invaluable for employers, meaning staff can complete CPD without the added cost of lecturers and conferences.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course learners should know and understand the following:

  • Outline a range of theories on autistic spectrum conditions and the characteristics of the condition.
  • Recall the sensory and perceptual difficulties commonly experienced by individuals with autistic spectrum conditions.
  • Identify other conditions that may be associated with autistic spectrum conditions.
  • Outline how language and intellectual abilities vary across autistic spectrum conditions.
  • Identify the legislative frameworks that relate to an individual with an autistic spectrum condition and know how they underpin the development of services.
  • Outline an individual’s experience of the autistic spectrum condition, and the impact on themselves and others.
  • Know how to support an individual in transitions and change.Know how to make adaptations to the physical environment to reduce or increase sensory stimulation.

Course Syllabus

  • What Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) are
  • What is meant by a ‘spectrum’ condition
  • Diagnoses are included in ASC
  • Risk factors for ASC
  • Brain imaging studies
  • Theory of mind
  • Myths about ASC
  • Related health conditions
  • Triad of impairments
  • Need for routine
  • Sensory sensitivity
  • Repetitive behaviours
  • Learning disabilities
  • Sensory and perceptual difficulties
  • Language and communication