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Short Course in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Short Course in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Date:
24 Oct 2022
Price:
R 8625.00

Brief Description
The aim of this course Is to equip teachers with theoretical and practical knowledge and skllls to better understand and support learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
 
The course will explore the diverse needs and difficulties learners with ASD experience. It will also equip teachers with practical strategies they can utilise in the classroom environment to support learners with ASD by using visual aids and alternative forms of communication, structured teaching, managing challenging behaviour, and promoting positive behaviour.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand ASD and how It presents In childhood;
  • Understanding the effect of ASD and the difficulties learners with ASD face;
  • Identify the characterlstlcs of children with ASD and how It Influences the learner;
  • The role of the teacher In supporting a learner with ASD;
  • Identify and utilise practical strategies to develop social skills, support special needs and promote positive behaviour.
Course Content
Unit I: Understanding the child with ASD
  • Introduction to ASD
  • Understanding how ASD manifests In childhood with an emphasis on early childhood development.
  • Understanding the effect of ASD and the difficulties learners with ASD face.
  • Learners with ASO and specific needs
Unit 2: Characteristics of ASD and how It influences the learner
  • Social and communication skills.
  • Play and communication.
  • Self-care and life-skills.
  • Sensory processing difficulties.
  • Causes of challenging behaviours.
  • ASD and intellectual and learning difficulties.
Unit 3: The role of the teacher In supporting a learner with ASD
  • Understanding the role of the teacher In supporting the learner with ASD.
  • Understanding and using elements of structured teaching support.
  • Using visual and alternative aids ln communication.
  • Practical strategies to develop social skills.
  • Practical strategies to support with special needs.
  • Practical strategies to promote positive behaviour.
Entry Requirements
Teacher qualification
Course Number:
P007654
Catalogue and Category:
Education and Teacher Development
Who Should attend:
This is an ideal course for teachers and social workers working with children with (ASD).
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
Contact Days:
5
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