Short Breaks for Disabled Children

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 2.5 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 2 - 3 hours towards your CPD.

There are lots of different people in various work places where disabled children and young people could have a short break, for example, librarians, sport staff, scout/guide leaders, and play workers. It is important that all those involved have the knowledge and skills required to provide the appropriate support and help ensure that a high quality experience is had by parents, carers, and children.

As a result, this e-learning module has been designed to provide the learner with an increased understanding of the role of the short break worker including the tasks and responsibilities involved when providing support for disabled children enjoying a short break.

This module is aimed at short break workers, or individuals who work in settings where disabled children and young people may have a short break. The module is also suitable for individuals who are considering becoming a short breaker worker and want to learn more about what the role involves.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Silverlight may also need to be installed for some courses
- Most ECDL courses will require a download of the ActivX component from within the course


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The modules covered within this course are:

- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- What are Short Breaks for Disabled Children?
- Making a Positive Difference
- Types of Short Breaks
- Providing a Safe Environment
- Effective Communication
- People’s Attitudes to Disabled Children and their Transition to Adulthood


On completion of this course learners will be able to:

- Recognise the importance of developing your disability awareness
- Recognise the skills required to support disabled children experiencing a short break
- Recognise what might be required to keep different disabled children and young people safe and healthy
- Recognise the value of effective communication in its broadest terms
- Recognise the importance of communication with parents and careers
- Recognise that all children are different, including disabled children and young people
-Recognise the short break workers responsibility for safeguarding disabled children
- Outline opportunities for personal development

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