Supporting the development of children with Autism at home and school

Ref: C3743966

Focusing initially on the effects of Autism and discussing the variety of behaviours presented by children or adolescents on the spectrum, and the challenges this creates. The workshop aims to provide the opportunity to look at how certain techniques and coping mechanisms can be used at home and at school. As well as a power point presentation the course involves 1 to 1 and group interaction to discuss how your childs Autism presents and the impact this has on yourself and your child with particular reference to their education. It invites you to discuss the effects on your childs learning, whilst allowing you to discover possible strategies to help your child ,yourself and your familly to cope at home and to help with school work. We will discuss how certain behaviours sometimes associated with Autism such as comunication difficulties ,sensory difficulties , ODD , ADHD , Phobia , OCD , can be recognised and managed.There will be activities including lego therapy and relaxation.

Additional information about this course

Working in partnership with East Surrey College to deliver Adult Learning in the community

Course aim

To provide information help and support to parents or carers of children who have ASD who may struggle in their education and at home.It is delivered by a tutor who has worked in many educational settings with adults and children with ASD.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • The course is aimed at papernts and carers of children with autistic Spectrum Condition as well as people wanting to gain an insight into working with SEN children for the future.

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

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of ASD. You should be able to identify common links with the condition and it's asscociated difficulties. Identify what is really meant by 'The Spectrum '
  • Develop strategies for dealing with behaviours associated with the condition such as OCD, Phobias , Organisational difficulties , anger and frustration issues and ODD, Learning difficulty ,ADHD and Communication and social and emotional problems .
  • Identify positive attributes in your child and nurture and enhance these to increase confidence. Consider ways your child might manage in the future by being aware of their condition and developing their own self help strategies.
  • identify the benefits of positive school and home communication and identify at the evidence required and legalities surrounding SENco.
  • Find out what advice is available from different organisations and where to go to seek advise.

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
  • There may be activities designed to help you to work with you child at home to support their learning such as communication games and lego therapy.

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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
  • This course may be useful to someone wishing to work in childcare as CPD.

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Supporting the development of children with Autism at home and school


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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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