Understanding an Individual with Learning Disabilities

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, the training course has been developed in association with British Institute of Learning Disabilities and Voyage Care.

This e-learning training course uses case studies and interviews to provide learners with a better understanding of the rights of people with learning disabilities as well as how attitudes to their support have changed.

The training course highlights some of the issues that affect people with learning disabilities, for example in relation to communication, and will enable learners to help them to tackle some of these issues should they arise.

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:

- Rights and regulations
- How attitudes to support have changed
- Good communication and models of disability


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

- Understand the rights of people with learning disabilities
- Describe how legislation and policies protect the rights of people they support
- Explain why inclusion is very important for people with learning disabilities
- Identify the basic principles of advocacy and empowerment
- Understand how support for people with learning disabilities has changed over the years
- Identify how past attitudes have had an impact on the support available today
- List the people involved in a person's support network and what they do
- Explain why stereotyping can be harmful
- Understand the importance of learning to communicate well with each service user
- Recognise some of the barriers to communication and suggest ways to
overcome them
- Define the term 'learning disability'
- Explain what the social and medical models of disability are
- Identify sources of support and advice for carers

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