Why Study Autism?


According to the National Autistic Society, the UK has around 700,000 people on the autistic spectrum. Whilst there is no official count of these statistics, it is deemed by many organisations to be a reliable estimate – it is highly likely that the figures are higher than this. This figure represents more than 1% of the population. The rates of diagnosis have increased drastically over the past decade, and this is a good thing – it means there is more awareness and help available to the people who need it. 

Autism is a spectrum disorder. It is a neurological condition, which means that the brain in question will work in a different manner to one that does not have autism. There is no cure for autism, and people with the condition are affected with different difficulties, severities, challenges, and symptoms.

A person with autism will see the world in a vastly different way to somebody who does not have the condition. Whilst the impact that autism has on an individual will vary from person to person, there are many common traits to be aware of. These traits are communication issues, social difficulties, and problems with interaction.

Receiving a diagnosis is not always easy, and for the diagnosis to be made, there are specific criteria to be met. This criterion is known as the ‘Triad of Impairment’. 

We will introduce you to the three very effective and popular therapies that are available to ASD individuals, these being Occupational Therapy, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), and Speech & Language Therapy. 

Our in-depth Advanced Autism Diploma will teach you all you need to know about autism. You will learn what is, the symptoms, diagnosis, techniques and treatments, gender differences, popular strategies, and interventions. We will inform you on available treatments, specialist adjustments, specific therapies, and the differences between children and adults with autism.

This course will equip you for either working or volunteering with ASD individuals, or to gain a deeper understanding the condition when living or working with a person who has autism. We will clearly explain the concepts, provide case studies, and define the terminology used.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Understanding Autism

    • Autism Explained

    • Common Autistic Traits & Behaviours

    • Living With Autism

    • Research Into Autism

    • Assessment

  • 2

    Professional Intervention

    • Occupational Therapy

    • Occupational Therapy Strategies Within A School Setting

    • Speech & Language Therapy

    • Speech & Language Assessment Process

    • Involvement of Social Workers

    • Recommended Behavioural Strategies & Interventions

    • Assessment

  • 3

    Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

    • Sensory Processing Disorder Explained

    • Types Of Sensory Processing Disorders

    • Sensory Integration Therapy

    • Understanding Sensory Sensory Therapies

    • Assessment

  • 4

    Applied Behavioural Analysis

    • Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA)

    • Further Psychological Advances

    • Introduction To Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA)

    • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

    • Assessment

  • 5

    Managing Emotional Health & Wellbeing

    • Understanding Autism Emotional & Physical Health

    • Learning To Cope With Change

    • Assessment

  • 6

    Understanding Alternate Approaches

    • Understanding Art & Music Therapy

    • Understanding Challenging Behaviour

    • Understanding The Theory Of Mind

    • Assessment

  • 7

    Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Case Studies

    • Toby - 3 Year Old Boy

    • Tait - 12 Year Old Boy

    • Sam - 16 Year Old Boy

Why Study With Us?

All of our courses are completed online and at your own pace. We issue a CPD award upon completion of our chosen course.

  • What Is Autism?

    Autism is a very complex, multi-faceted spectrum disorder, often known as 'ASD'. This training course will help you understand more about ASD, alongside learning how to identify the signs of autism, understand how to offer your support to an autistic child, and how to help them reach their full potential. You will recognise the challenges that autistic children face and work with them to accept their condition.

  • CPD Award

    All of our courses are issued with a CPD award upon completion. Unlike other providers, there is no extra charge or hidden cost for this - the price you see is the price you pay. This course does not have an expiry date, however it is advisable to stay up to date with all current news and advancements within this subject area.

  • Who Should Study This Course?

    Anyone can study this course. There are no pre-requisites, as we begin at introductory level and work up to the advanced knowledge. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in autism and whose job role requires them to work with autistic children. This includes volunteers, activity leaders, charity workers, carers and childminders. It is also suitable for parents, guardians, caregivers and family members of autistic children. This course will provide a clear understanding of autism and how to support an autistic child.

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