Level 2 Autism Spectrum Training Course (Accredited)
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. The 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 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 need specialist care and education.
Autism and autistic spectrum
Autism 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?
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.
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.
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.