Level 2 accredited Autism Spectrum Disorder Training.
Autism spectrum disorder
Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication.
Autism spectrum disorder also includes limited and repetitive patterns of behaviour. The term "spectrum" in autism spectrum disorder refers to the wide range of symptoms and severity.
Autism spectrum disorder is a disorder that affects the way a person communicates with and relates to other people. Most (but not all) people with autism also have a learning disability. People with autism spectrum disorder need specialist care and education.
Autism and autistic spectrum disorder
Autism spectrum disorder is most likely to be a group of similar disorders with various degrees of severity. So the term 'autistic spectrum disorders' is sometimes used rather than autism.
What are the symptoms of Autism spectrum disorder?
Symptoms start in the first 3 years of life. It usually develops from birth (about 4 in 5 cases). In about 1 in 5 cases there is a period of normal development first before symptoms begin. There are four different groups of symptoms, all of which usually occur in children with autism.
Social difficulties for a person with Autism spectrum disorder
There are different types of problems and not all will occur in each case. These can generally be described as "not being able to get on with people".
So the child may:
- Seem to be aloof
- Have little or no interest in other people
- Have no real friends
- Not understand other people's emotions. E.g. not understanding why anyone has got cross with them
- Prefer being alone
Problems with language and communication
Speech usually develops later than usual. When it does, the language (the use and choice of words) may develop wrongly.
High Functioning Autism
As autism is a spectrum disorder and its manifestation varies from individual to individual, it is no wonder, therefore, that many ‘non-official’ but widely accepted descriptions have emerged: high-functioning autism (HFA), low-functioning autism (LFA), ‘mild autism’, ‘moderate autism’, severe autism’, ‘autistic traits’, ‘autistic tendencies’. It is necessary to note that these terms are subjective. There are no clinical definitions of words such as ‘high-functioning’, ‘low-functioning’, ‘mild’ or ‘severe’ autism.
However, because autism is so wide ranging, professionals may use terms like these to describe where on a continuum they believe an individual’s abilities may lie. Some individuals will be severely affected, while for others, their difficulties may appear to be quite subtle. Some people with autism may also have learning difficulties, while others are more able, with average or above average intelligence.
It is important to remember that individuals with ASD differ as much from one another as they do from non-autistic people. They have their own personality, strengths and weaknesses.
Both HFA and AS are NOT diagnostic categories. There is the debate as to whether we need two diagnostic terms is ongoing (now AS is not a ‘diagnostic term’.)
Autism Spectrum Disorder Training throughout the United Kingdom.
What do learners receive?
Number of attendees
Attendees minimum 6 to maximum 15
This training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.
All delegates will receive an Advantage accredited certificate.