Supporting Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Ref: C3742165

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

Delivering Adult Learning in partnership with East Surrey College within the East Surrey area.

Course aim

To explain what is currently understood about Autistic Spectrum Disorders, the sensory issues involved and strategies to help children with an ASD to understand and engage more fully 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:

  • Explain the current frameworks use to describe Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
  • Describe the impact of sensory issues and how someone with an ASD might experience the world around them.
  • 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 provided in handout and via email to assist apply strategies in real life.

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 (pens and paper) however handouts 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

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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