SEND - Neurological and Psychological Disorders

Ref: C2421714

Neurological disorders prevent the development of areas of the brain which controls movement as well as sensory perceptions leading to recognised learning disabilities such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder,Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Psychological disorders vary from disorders like Attachment Disorder, Emotional Behavioural Disorder, Depression,and Eating Disorder. These disorders can lead to a great deal of distress, either directly onto ones’ self or that effecting others, Psychological disorders effects thoughts, behaviours and emotions. As both Neurological disorders and Psychological disorders are closely related in that they focus on the functions of the brain, and conditions can be either treatable or alternatively permanent, this course will increase learners knowledge of the differences between the disorders, with aims of identifying the impact of these disorders, complications with introduction into the importance of diagnosis.

Additional information about this course

This course is free for adults that receive benefits.

Course aim

This course is for learners whom have a general interest in Special Needs and Disabilities and would like to further their knowledge of Intellectual disorders, that of Neurological and Psychological Disorders.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This is a live lecture delivered by a subject specialist in an online webinar video learning platform. You will need to be able to access the internet on a device with speakers or earphones. There will be opportunities to take part in discussions and chats. If you’d like to know how to use Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • Those whom have a general interest in the area of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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

  • Awareness of the primary concept of Neurodevelopment Disorders and Neurocognitive Processes
  • The impact of various forms of Psychological learning disorders
  • Identify various causes, complications and outcomes of the disorders.
  • Cement understanding of the differences between Neurological and Psychological Disorders
  • Importance of diagnosis of Intellectual Disabilities.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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SEND - Neurological and Psychological Disorders

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • 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 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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