Supporting Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Ref: C3742124

In this workshop we will explore what is currently understood about Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), how a child with an ASD might experience, interact and understand with the world around them and the key role that sensory issues play. We will evaluate different strategies to help children with an ASD to understand and engage in activities in the classroom and daily life. Learners will also be provided with practical materials and resources to use.

Additional information about this course

This course is delivered in partnership with East Surrey College.

Course aim

This workshop will explore and explain strategies to help children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to understand and engage in activities in the classroom and daily life.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe how someone with an ASD might experience the world around them.
  • Explain how sensory issues affect someone with an ASD.
  • Identify suitable strategies to assist communication and interaction for a child with an ASD.
  • Identify suitable strategies to assist a child with ASD to understand and complete activities.
  • Use materials in the provided resource pack to apply strategies.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Learners may want to bring note taking materials such as pens and paper however a resource pack will be provided.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

Download full course outline

Supporting Children on the Autistic Spectrum Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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