Supporting People with Asperger's Syndrome

Producer: Embrace Learning

Duration: 3 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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Aimed at people working in the health and social care sectors, this training course has been developed in association with British Institute of Learning Disabilities and Voyage Care.

This e-learning training course defines Asperger's Syndrome, explores how it fits into the autism spectrum and identifies how it affects the way people think and behave. It looks at possible causes of the condition and emphasises the importance of an early diagnosis.

Learners will find out about the research into autism and the theories surrounding the conditions associated with it. They will also look at the different models of disability and be able to decide which one is more suitable for planning support for people with Asperger's.

The course goes on to look at some of the common difficulties that people with Asperger's Syndrome experience, for example in terms of communication and memory, and to consider techniques for helping individuals cope with these on a day-to-day basis.

Finally, the training course identifies the legislation in place to support and protect people with autism and examines the benefits of taking a person-centred approach to planning effective support.

Please Note: The demo link for this title is representative of the courseware but does not give access to the actual course.

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
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


The study units are:

- What is Asperger's?
- Asperger's and social interaction
- Characteristics of autism and providing support.


The objectives for each study unit are that learners will be able to:

- Define autism and Asperger's syndrome
- Identify possible causes of the condition
- Understand the benefits of an early diagnosis
- Provide an outline of the theory behind autism spectrum conditions
- Describe two models of disability and decide which approach is more effective in terms of Asperger's
- List some of the common difficulties that people with Asperger's experience
- Explain why communicating can be problematic for some people within the autism spectrum
- Draw on tips and guidelines in order to help people communicate more easily and effectively
- Describe why communication and interaction in general are viewed so differently by some people with Asperger's
- Explain how those with autism differ from other people in the way they view the world
- Describe the 'theory of mind' experiment and how it is used as a diagnostic tool
- Suggest possible solutions to overcome a person's memory problems or sensory sensitivity
- Identify the legislation in place to help people with disabilities
- Explain what a person-centered approach is and identify its benefits

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