Supporting children with Autism

Autism spectrum is a common childhood disability all over the world; hence it is not uncommon for teachers and care-givers to support children with Autism in early years’ settings, schools, colleges, and care provisions. Through this short course, you will learn the common signs of Autism, the effects of this condition have on children across a range of developmental areas and ages, and the various interventions and approaches that can help them. This course has specific advice and guidance for early years’ practitioners, teachers, and health and social care practitioners who work with children.

Learning outcomes

You will know the common signs of Autism, including Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), and gain an understanding of how the condition affects children
You will be given approaches and strategies that can help children with their learning and development
You will know how we can better support individuals who experience challenging behaviour

Advantages of this course

There is no known cure for conditions on the autistic spectrum. There are, however, many useful strategies, approaches, and education programs which have been developed to help a child with a specific difficulty to improve their quality of life. This course will outline interventions, such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), that are recommended for children with Autism.
This course considers how Autism can affect communication, social understanding, sensory experiences, coping with the unexpected, and abstract concepts.
Additional activities, resources, websites, and videos encourage you to reflect on the learning
There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge

On completion of this course, you will have the option of purchasing a CACHE certificate. This certificate must not be confused with nationally regulated qualification achievement.

Endorsement statement

Our short course has been reviewed by a Subject Specialist in childcare and endorsed by CACHE demonstrating the quality and rigor. CACHE is a trading name of NCFE (registered company number 02896700) and CACHE; Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education; and NNEB are registered trademarks owned by NCFE. This is an unregulated programme and is not a nationally recognized qualification.