Certificate in Asperger Syndrome Awareness Online Course

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Asperger Syndrome Awareness Course

The Asperger Syndrome Awareness course is beneficial for practitioners and parents or anyone with an interest in Autism who wishes to improve their knowledge and skill in the area.

We give some basic tips and strategies for supporting people with Asperger Syndrome.

We discuss the history of Asperger’s as a syndrome; definitions of Asperger syndrome and what makes it different from other autistic spectrum disorders.
The myths and fallacies about Asperger syndrome will be explored.

We also include the range of conditions which people with ASD often have alongside their main diagnosis.

We examine the current understanding of the biological basis of Asperger syndrome and why it tends to have a high heritability. We will also examine why there are gender differences in the presentation of Asperger’s in men and women.

For people working or wishing to work with people who have Asperger syndrome, we have advice on the therapeutic and educational techniques which have been used, developed or adapted to help support people with Asperger syndrome.

By the end of this course you will have an overview of the characteristics, diagnosis and the effects of having Asperger syndrome on individuals with the syndrome and how this presents challenges to them, as individuals, in the context of school and work and also the implications for family and loved ones.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • What is Asperger syndrome and how is it defined?
  • The History of Research into Asperger syndrome and How it is Diagnosed
  • The Causes of Asperger syndrome
  • The Effects of Asperger syndrome
  • Techniques for coping with AS
  • Issues for Adolescents and Young Adults with AS
  • Adults with Asperger Syndrome
  • How to handle Asperger syndrome while in the workplace
  • Famous people with Asperger syndrome
  • Support for people with Asperger syndrome

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Asperger syndrome awareness 
  2. Comprehensive 10 module Certificate in Asperger Syndrome Awareness  Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading aspenger awareness experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: What is Asperger syndrome and how is it defined?

  • Defining Asperger's - A definition of Asperger's.
  • Lack of social understanding - Why people with Asperger's struggle to understand the intent of the other.
  • Difficulties with emotions - Why Asperger's people can't relate to the emotional content of their interactions and why Mr Spock is a useful metaphor for this.
  • Problems with metaphor, literal mindedness - why you should never ask a person with Asperger's to “pull their socks up'.

Module 2: The History of Research into Asperger’s and How it is Diagnosed

  • Research into Asperger's - Research into Asperger's really is fairly recent, most of it being carried out in the latter half of the 20th century to the present
  • How Asperger's fits Into the Autistic Spectrum - The relationship between Asperger's, High Functioning Autism and ASD.
  • Co-morbidities - People with Asperger's sometimes have other diagnosable conditions including dyspraxia.

Module 3: The Causes and Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome

  • The Causes of High Functioning Autism and Asperger's - ASD is highly heritable and there are some possible genetic, environmental factors at work.
  • Diagnosis of Asperger's- How Asperger's was first diagnosed
  • Criteria based diagnosis - An examination of how practitioners decide objectively on a diagnosis
  • Diagnostic interview - An alternative tool which includes historical evidence, criteria and an interview

Module 4: The Effects of Asperger Syndrome

  • Precocious development - how people with Asperger's tend to develop, particularly in the area of mature speech
  • Behavioural Issues - How some people with Asperger's have behavioural issues in school and adult life and many show a lack of empathy
  • Sensory Issues - How people with Asperger's are often hyper or hypo sensitive to environmental stimuli
  • Sensory Integration Disorder - A disorder which is caused by different brain functioning and a lack of ability to properly integrate sensory input from all senses into one combined understanding of the environment

Module 5: Techniques for coping with AS

  • Sensory Integration therapy - A system of techniques generally practiced by OT's to help a person be better coordinated
  • Dealing with aggression in people with Asperger's - to improve understanding of why people with Asperger's can get aggressive and how to help minimise the impact
  • Understanding theory of mind - An insight into the different world view of people with Asperger's

Module 6: Issues for Adolescents and Young Adults with AS

  • Bullying and Asperger's - will examine the reasons why young people with Asperger's may be victims of bullying and what to do about it
  • Inclusion and support - Will examine the issues of inclusion in school and how all schools should develop strategies for supporting young people with Asperger's
  • Being a sibling of a person with AS - How to understand and support siblings of people with Asperger's

Module 7: Adults with Asperger Syndrome

  • Asperger's and Women - recent development suggest that there are many adult women with Asperger's but they have not been diagnosed
  • Asperger's and relationships - Barbara Jacobsen described this as “Loving Mr Spock'; this section will explore many of the issues faced
  • Asperger's and parenting - The possible effects of having one or both parents with Asperger's

Module 8: How to handle Asperger’s in the workplace

  • Strengths and weaknesses - an overview of people with Asperger's in a work environment
  • Support strategies - how employers can get the best out of employees with Asperger's
  • Disability discrimination - what the law says about reasonable adjustments
  • Finding the right role - advice on how the attributes of Asperger's can be “sold' to potential employers

Module 9: Famous people with Asperger’s

  • Sir Isaac Newton - Physicists and Fellow of The Royal Society probably had Asperger's and displayed a surprising lack of understanding about the world around him
  • Alan Turing - computer genius, mathematician who saved millions of lives in WWII
  • Susan Boyle - With the voice of an angel, singing talent Susan Boyle has left the world in amazement at both her talents and her very public meltdowns. Although she is perhaps the most famous talent to have come out of Britain's Got Talent, her Asperger's has caused her some very public difficulties
  • Chris Packham - The naturalist whose appearances on TV demonstrate the strength of his special interest

Module 10: How to support people with Asperger Syndrome

  • Social Stories - How to teach children to manage unfamiliar and new situations, friendships etc.…
  • Social skills training - An approach and resources for developing generic social skills
  • Peer mediation - new thoughts on how neurotypical pupils can help their peers with Asperger's
  • Organisational skills - some tips and practical suggestions on how to help people with Asperger's be better organised

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Asperger Syndrome Awareness Course

The Asperger Syndrome Awareness course is beneficial for practitioners and parents or anyone with an interest in Autism who wishes to improve their knowledge and skill in the area.

We give some basic tips and strategies for supporting people with Asperger Syndrome.

We discuss the history of Asperger’s as a syndrome; definitions of Asperger syndrome and what makes it different from other autistic spectrum disorders.
The myths and fallacies about Asperger syndrome will be explored.

We also include the range of conditions which people with ASD often have alongside their main diagnosis.

We examine the current understanding of the biological basis of Asperger syndrome and why it tends to have a high heritability. We will also examine why there are gender differences in the presentation of Asperger’s in men and women.

For people working or wishing to work with people who have Asperger syndrome, we have advice on the therapeutic and educational techniques which have been used, developed or adapted to help support people with Asperger syndrome.

By the end of this course you will have an overview of the characteristics, diagnosis and the effects of having Asperger syndrome on individuals with the syndrome and how this presents challenges to them, as individuals, in the context of school and work and also the implications for family and loved ones.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • What is Asperger syndrome and how is it defined?
  • The History of Research into Asperger syndrome and How it is Diagnosed
  • The Causes of Asperger syndrome
  • The Effects of Asperger syndrome
  • Techniques for coping with AS
  • Issues for Adolescents and Young Adults with AS
  • Adults with Asperger Syndrome
  • How to handle Asperger syndrome while in the workplace
  • Famous people with Asperger syndrome
  • Support for people with Asperger syndrome

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Asperger syndrome awareness 
  2. Comprehensive 10 module Certificate in Asperger Syndrome Awareness  Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading aspenger awareness experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: What is Asperger syndrome and how is it defined?

  • Defining Asperger's - A definition of Asperger's.
  • Lack of social understanding - Why people with Asperger's struggle to understand the intent of the other.
  • Difficulties with emotions - Why Asperger's people can't relate to the emotional content of their interactions and why Mr Spock is a useful metaphor for this.
  • Problems with metaphor, literal mindedness - why you should never ask a person with Asperger's to “pull their socks up'.

Module 2: The History of Research into Asperger’s and How it is Diagnosed

  • Research into Asperger's - Research into Asperger's really is fairly recent, most of it being carried out in the latter half of the 20th century to the present
  • How Asperger's fits Into the Autistic Spectrum - The relationship between Asperger's, High Functioning Autism and ASD.
  • Co-morbidities - People with Asperger's sometimes have other diagnosable conditions including dyspraxia.

Module 3: The Causes and Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome

  • The Causes of High Functioning Autism and Asperger's - ASD is highly heritable and there are some possible genetic, environmental factors at work.
  • Diagnosis of Asperger's- How Asperger's was first diagnosed
  • Criteria based diagnosis - An examination of how practitioners decide objectively on a diagnosis
  • Diagnostic interview - An alternative tool which includes historical evidence, criteria and an interview

Module 4: The Effects of Asperger Syndrome

  • Precocious development - how people with Asperger's tend to develop, particularly in the area of mature speech
  • Behavioural Issues - How some people with Asperger's have behavioural issues in school and adult life and many show a lack of empathy
  • Sensory Issues - How people with Asperger's are often hyper or hypo sensitive to environmental stimuli
  • Sensory Integration Disorder - A disorder which is caused by different brain functioning and a lack of ability to properly integrate sensory input from all senses into one combined understanding of the environment

Module 5: Techniques for coping with AS

  • Sensory Integration therapy - A system of techniques generally practiced by OT's to help a person be better coordinated
  • Dealing with aggression in people with Asperger's - to improve understanding of why people with Asperger's can get aggressive and how to help minimise the impact
  • Understanding theory of mind - An insight into the different world view of people with Asperger's

Module 6: Issues for Adolescents and Young Adults with AS

  • Bullying and Asperger's - will examine the reasons why young people with Asperger's may be victims of bullying and what to do about it
  • Inclusion and support - Will examine the issues of inclusion in school and how all schools should develop strategies for supporting young people with Asperger's
  • Being a sibling of a person with AS - How to understand and support siblings of people with Asperger's

Module 7: Adults with Asperger Syndrome

  • Asperger's and Women - recent development suggest that there are many adult women with Asperger's but they have not been diagnosed
  • Asperger's and relationships - Barbara Jacobsen described this as “Loving Mr Spock'; this section will explore many of the issues faced
  • Asperger's and parenting - The possible effects of having one or both parents with Asperger's

Module 8: How to handle Asperger’s in the workplace

  • Strengths and weaknesses - an overview of people with Asperger's in a work environment
  • Support strategies - how employers can get the best out of employees with Asperger's
  • Disability discrimination - what the law says about reasonable adjustments
  • Finding the right role - advice on how the attributes of Asperger's can be “sold' to potential employers

Module 9: Famous people with Asperger’s

  • Sir Isaac Newton - Physicists and Fellow of The Royal Society probably had Asperger's and displayed a surprising lack of understanding about the world around him
  • Alan Turing - computer genius, mathematician who saved millions of lives in WWII
  • Susan Boyle - With the voice of an angel, singing talent Susan Boyle has left the world in amazement at both her talents and her very public meltdowns. Although she is perhaps the most famous talent to have come out of Britain's Got Talent, her Asperger's has caused her some very public difficulties
  • Chris Packham - The naturalist whose appearances on TV demonstrate the strength of his special interest

Module 10: How to support people with Asperger Syndrome

  • Social Stories - How to teach children to manage unfamiliar and new situations, friendships etc.…
  • Social skills training - An approach and resources for developing generic social skills
  • Peer mediation - new thoughts on how neurotypical pupils can help their peers with Asperger's
  • Organisational skills - some tips and practical suggestions on how to help people with Asperger's be better organised

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 070NSA11
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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