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Everything That You Need To Know About Autism

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Everything That You Need To Know About Autism - 5 Courses in this Bundle

  1.  Autism Awareness

  2.  Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support

  3.  Downs Syndrome Awareness

  4.  Bipolar Disorder Awareness

  5.  ADHD Awareness

1. Autism Awareness: Everything That You Need To Know About Autism

This comprehensive best selling course, written and developed by a leading authority on Autism, will teach you everything that you need to know about Autism, what it is, how to spot the signs and symptoms, diagnosing Autism, the gender differences in Autism, treatments, therapies, interventions and strategies, how to make reasonable adjustments, adults and children with Autism and inclusion.

Autism and it is estimated to affect one in every hundred people in the UK, although in the US their current estimate is one in every sixty-eight people. Autism is a neurological condition which means that the Autistic Brain is organised in a different way. There is no cure, and it affects the way someone with Autism sees, perceives and processes the world around them. The impact of Autism is individual – every person with the condition will have a different set of symptoms and difficulties. However, common to all with Autism are poorer social skills affecting how they communicate and interact with others.

Autism is a Spectrum Disorder, meaning that every child with the condition is likely to present with different symptoms, different challenges, and a differing level of severity

Certain disabilities increase the risk of also being diagnosed with Autism.
Once an Autism Diagnosis is made, there are several other neurological conditions which may also be present. To be diagnosed with Autism, a person must meet The Triad of Impairment criteria, and be seen to have difficulties with all three of the following – communication, imagination and interaction. The rates of Autism Diagnoses has risen very steeply in recent decade, leading many to believe that there is an epidemic. The more likely reason for this increase is due to better diagnostic criteria and better awareness of the condition.

2. Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support: Effective Therapeutic Approaches 

Written and developed by the well-respected authority on autism who authored our Autism Awareness Course, this course has been crafted to give guidance on effective therapeutic approaches that can make significant and positive differences to the quality of life of people with autism.

You will learn about 24 different therapies and interventions that parents can use, with Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and ABA covered extensively, along with strategies that can be put in place to help with behavioural issues. You will also learn why children with autism behave as they do, in the hope that it will help you to see things from their perspective and experience an almost first-person viewpoint of how it is to live with autism.

3. Downs Syndrome Awareness: Understand The Characteristics And Causes Of Down's Syndrome 

The Down's Syndrome Awareness Course provides an overview of the characteristics and causes of Down’s syndrome, together with practical, up-to-date information about the challenges people with this diagnosis face throughout their lives. Individuals with this condition can lead fuller, healthier lives than was previously possible. This is partly thanks to the increased awareness and support structures that you will learn about in the course.

The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course outlines the physical and mental characteristics of the condition and explains the causes, risk factors, medical complications that can occur, and how it is diagnosed.

You’ll learn how to support someone with Down’s syndrome throughout their lives, as you explore how their needs change as they grow and develop. The course guides you through this, step-by-step, starting with the sometimes-controversial issue of prenatal testing for the condition, which explains the test and the ethical issues that surround it.

In addition to the usual needs of babies and young children, those with Down’s syndrome face specific issues, such as problems with digestion and temperature regulation. There is also a degree of learning disability, so babies with Down’s syndrome will experience developmental delays. You’ll learn how parents can overcome their anxieties and raise healthy, happy children.

Early intervention and support are key to help a child with Down’s syndrome to reach their full potential. Through studying the Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course, you will discover the support available to children and their families and the difference it can making in preparing them for school, engaging in relationships, and understanding the world around them.

As children with Down’s syndrome move into adolescence, again they have the same issues as typical teenagers, though they may require more assistance in understanding the changes they are going through. You’ll learn how to prepare a teenager to deal with the activities of adult life, including further education, forming relationships, and engaging in safe sex.

A big part of every child’s life is education. You’ll learn what to consider when deciding on the right kind of schooling for a child with Down’s syndrome, how they can be assisted in reaching their goals in the various stages of their education, and the qualifications available to them.

Further to this, you will explore the benefits of work, how to find suitable positions, and the kind of reasonable adjustments that a workplace can make in order to accommodate the needs of those with Down’s syndrome. The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course explains how equal opportunities legislation applies to those with learning disabilities and the specialist work schemes that aim to match people with suitable employers.

Just as there is educational support for people with Down’s syndrome, there is also support available for those who decide to move out of their family home. You’ll learn about the supported living options available, what they involve, and how the transition from the family home to a new residence is managed.

An increasing number of people with Down’s syndrome are living into their sixties and seventies. The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course considers the challenges being faced by this group and the practical interventions that may be necessary, along with how these interventions may have to be administered.

4. Bipolar Disorder Awareness: Help Those Affected To Lead Healthier, Happier Lives

If you have bipolar disorder or hope to help someone who does, this course gives you a single, comprehensive resource that will enhance understanding and help those affected to lead healthier, happier lives. You will learn about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, and how to manage bipolar disorder.

To understand bipolar disorder, you first need to address the issue of mental illness in general. Studying the Bipolar Disorder Awareness Course, you will learn what is meant by the term “mental illness”. The course covers who is affected, the most common forms of mental illness, why the notion of mental illness itself is sometimes called into question, and how it can be prevented. You’ll also be exposed to what the latest research suggests regarding the causes and prognosis of its various forms.

Bipolar disorder has many different forms and while the common thread is a tendency to experience mood swings, the variations differ in many important ways. Through your studies, you’ll discover the various types and gain an understanding of what they can mean for the sufferer and the symptoms and treatments of each.

The predominant opinion of psychiatrists is that bipolar disorder is caused, maintained and worsened by multiple factors. You’ll learn what researchers have discovered about links between various environmental and biological factors, and mental health.

Often referred to as “the rule rather than the exception”, a bipolar patient is usually diagnosed as suffering from two or more additional psychiatric disorders, though it can be diagnosed alone. The Bipolar Disorder Awareness Course explores the range of comorbid mental illnesses that often co-occur in those with bipolar disorder.

Part of the treatment of bipolar disorder is medication. This course looks at the most commonly prescribed drugs for the various forms of the condition, including how each works, how they are administered, possible side effects, effectiveness, and the risks of taking medication during pregnancy.

Treatment for bipolar disorder isn’t limited to medication, with other supportive measures in place to help those with the condition. One such treatment is psychotherapy, which encourages those with bipolar to discuss their mental health problems. Studying the Bipolar Disorder Awareness , you will learn more about what psychotherapy is, why it is used, who it may benefit, its specific application in bipolar disorder, and how effective it is.

The prevailing opinion within the medical profession is that bipolar disorder cannot be cured but its effects can be managed. While psychotherapy and medication are effective in reducing the severity of symptoms, it is in making day-to-day changes that a sufferer can prevent mood episodes and decrease the intensity of those that do occur. This course explores the steps that someone with bipolar can take to manage the symptoms of their illness. Such steps include managing diet, exercise, sleep patterns, social support and other lifestyle factors.

Who would benefit from this course?

If you have, or think you may have, bipolar disorder or have a friend or family member who does, this course centralises all the information you need to fully understand the condition and how to manage it.

Similarly, if you work in a position of care or are a therapist, or would like to, the information contained within the course will help you to understand those living with bipolar disorder and enable you to help and give useful, actionable advice to those with the condition.

5. ADHD Awareness: Understanding Of ADHD

To understand the condition, we must first understand what it is. Students will learn, about symptoms, related conditions, variations of the condition, and more.

Although the most commonly diagnosed, and one of the most highly-researched, mental health disorders in children, there is still a lot to understand about the cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The ADHD Awareness Course shares some of the most recent research and information, so that students can get a better grasp of what is, and isn’t.

A very important consideration for those caring for those with, or who themselves have, ADHD, is the considerations and implications of the law and educational institutes. The course discusses how ADHD, as a neurological difficulty rather than a physical disability, is treated within these communities.

Who would benefit from this course?

The ADHD Awareness Course is an essential source of information for the parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the educators and carers who work with children with the condition, or would like to.

This course will help students to fully understand the condition, how it is considered by various communities and treated within the medical professions, how to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate a child’s learning, and how to better understand a child, or adult, with ADHD and alter your own behaviour to better communicate with them.

This does not mean that the course is restricted to these groups, however, anyone interested in the various aspects of the condition will learn a lot here.

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The Autism Awareness Online 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate In Autism Awareness Online Course

Module 1 - What is Autism?

  • Part 1: What is Autism?
  • Part 2: Disabilities & Co-morbidities
  • Part 3: The Triad of Impairments
  • Part 4: History of Autism
  • Part 5: The Apparent Autism Epidemic
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - The Triad of Impairments

  • Part 1: Communication Impairments
  • Part 2: Social Interaction Impairments
  • Part 3: Impairment of Imagination
  • Part 4: Social Skills Isolation and Bullying
  • Part 5: Adults with Autism
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Common Symptoms of Autism

  • Part 1: Sensory Issues
  • Part 2: Signs of Sensory Issues
  • Part 3: Food Issues
  • Part 4: Repetitive Behaviours, Obsessions, Anxiety and Rituals
  • Part 5: Meltdowns & Tantrums
  • Part 6: Meltdowns – Anger and Aggression
  • Part 7: Meltdown Calming Strategies & Prevention
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Diagnosing Autism

  • Part 1: Diagnosis in Children
  • Part 2: The Diagnostic Assessment Process
  • Part 3: Diagnostic Report
  • Part 4: Diagnosis Procedures for Adults
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Gender Differences

  • Part 1: Autistic Boy to Girl Ratio
  • Part 2: Female Friendship Patterns in Primary School
  • Part 3: Female Autistic Behaviours
  • Part 4: ASD Girls and High School
  • Part 5: Male / Female Vocal Tone Differences
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Autism Treatments, Therapies, Interventions & Strategies

  • Part 1: Therapies & Intensive Programmes
  • Part 2: Types of Therapy
  • Part 3: Specific Non Therapeutic Interventions and Strategies
  • Part 4: Early Intervention
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - Making Reasonable Adjustments

  • Part 1: Equality Act of 2010
  • Part 2: Reasonable Adjustments
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Autism in Adults

  • Part 1: Adults with Autism
  • Part 2: Common Adult Autism Symptoms
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Inclusion

  • Part 1: Inclusion in Education

  • Part 2: The Medical and Social Models of Disability
  • Part 3: Achieving Inclusion
  • Part 4: 10 Strengths That People With Autism Add To Society
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 2 - Certificate In Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support

Module One - Introduction

  • Part 1: What is Autism?
  • Part 2: Other Common Symptoms
  • Part 3: Autism – Something to be Proud of
  • Part 4: Sensory Stories
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module Two - Occupational Therapy

  • Part 1: What is an Occupational Therapist?
  • Part 2: Different Types of Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Part 3: Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Part 4: Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Part 5: OT in Schools
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module Three - Speech and Language Therapy

  • What is a Speech and Language Therapist?
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module Four - Applied Behaviour Analysis

  • Part 1: What is Applied Behaviour Analysis?
  • Part 2: Measurable and Quantifiable
  • Part 3: Other Branches of Psychology
  • Part 4: Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA)
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module Five - Emotional Well-Being

  • Part 1: Emotional Well-Being Interventions
  • Part 2: Challenging Negative Thought-Patterns
  • Part 3: Working Through the Big Events
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module Six - Holistic Approaches

  • Part 1: Six Main Categories of Challenging Behaviour

  • Part 2: Theory of Mind and how that can Impact on Mum
  • Part 3: How a Social Worker May be Able to Help
  • Module 6 Assessment

Course 3 - Certificate In Downs Syndrome Awareness Online Course

Module 1 – What Is Down’s Syndrome?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Characteristics of Down’s syndrome
  • Part 2: The causes of Down’s syndrome
  • Part 3: Why is it important to raise awareness of Down’s syndrome?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Screening, Genetic Testing, & Counselling

  • Part 1: What is meant by “genetic testing and counselling”?
  • Part 2: Who oversees these processes?
  • Part 3: What are the ethical issues surrounding screening, genetic testing, and genetic counselling?
  • Part 4: Where do disability rights organisations stand on prenatal testing?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Parenting Babies & Young Children with Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Anxiety about the future
  • Part 2: Explaining Down’s syndrome to a child’s siblings
  • Part 3: Early medical problems – detection and intervention
  • Part 4: Developmental delays
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Helping A Child with Down’s Syndrome Realise Their Full Potential

  • Part 1: How do children with Down’s syndrome change and develop?
  • Part 2: Taking a balanced view of a child’s capabilities
  • Part 3: Understanding and handling challenging behaviour
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Adolescents with Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Challenges facing teenagers with Down’s syndrome
  • Part 2: Self-esteem during adolescence
  • Part 3: Sexual relationships and contraception
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Medical Problems Associated with Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Physical and Psychiatric health problems
  • Part 2: What are the most common physical health problems seen in people with Down’s syndrome?
  • Part 3: Infertility
  • Part 4: Dental issues
  • Part 5: Psychiatric conditions
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Down’s Syndrome & Education

  • Part 1: Education
  • Part 2: Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Part 3: Making the transition from home to nursery or preschool
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Down’s Syndrome & Employment

  • Part 1: Employment
  • Part 2: How do people with Down’s syndrome benefit from paid work?
  • Part 3: What legislation is in place to protect the rights and interests of people with Down’s syndrome within the workplace?
  • Part 4: How do people with Down’s syndrome work best?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Supported Living Options for People With Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: How might someone with Down’s syndrome choose to live their life?
  • Part 2: Collective ownership – A new approach
  • Part 3: Support professionals
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Care of Older Adults With Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Physical health conditions in old age
  • Part 2: Alzheimer’s disease in Down’s syndrome
  • Part 3: Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Conclusion

Course 4 - Certificate In Bipolar Disorder Awareness Online Course

Module 1: Bipolar Awareness

  • Part 1: What Is Mental Illness?
  • Part 2: Common myths about mental illness
  • Part 3: Are mental illnesses really “illnesses”?
  • Part 4: What should we conclude?
  • Part 5: How is mental illness treated?
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: The Different Types

  • Part 1: A quick note on terminology
  • Part 2: The history of bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Is bipolar disorder a progressive illness?
  • Part 4: Challenges in diagnosing bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Four key controversies relating to the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Role Of Environmental And Biological Factors In Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: Background information – the nature – nurture debate in psychology
  • Part 2: The role of parenting and family experiences in susceptibility to bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: The role of social support as an environmental factor
  • Part 4: Implications for the treatment of bipolar disorder
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Associated Problems That Frequently Co-occur With Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: Anxiety disorders
  • Part 2: Panic disorder
  • Part 3: Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Medication For Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: What types of drugs are used to treat bipolar disorder?
  • Part 2: The dangers of combining drugs
  • Part 3: Encouraging medication adherence
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: What is psychotherapy?
  • Part 2: The different schools of psychotherapy
  • Part 3: What are the aims of psychotherapy?
  • Part 4: Who can benefit from psychotherapy?
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Lifestyle Strategies For Managing Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: Diet and bipolar disorder
  • Part 2: Sleep patterns and bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Exercise and bipolar disorder
  • Part 4: Social support and bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Recreational drugs and alcohol use in bipolar disorder
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Caring For and Understanding Someone With Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: How bipolar disorder can lead to problems within personal relationships
  • Part 2: How partners, friends and relatives can educate themselves about bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: How to communicate with someone who is experiencing a mood episode
  • Part 4: Crisis plans
  • Part 5: Acting as a carer for someone with bipolar disorder
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Challenges For Those With Bipolar Across The Lifespan

  • Part 1: Problems faced by children diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 2: Problems faced by adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Problems faced by young adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 4: Problems faced by middle-aged adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Problems faced by older adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Bipolar and the Workplace

  • Part 1: The risks associated with unemployment

  • Part 2: Steps employers can take to improve the experience of work for those with bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: How to support a friend or colleague who is experiencing mental illness
  • Part 4: Self-employment for people with bipolar disorder
  • Module 10 Assessment

Course 5 - Certificate In ADHD Awareness Online Course

Module 1: What is ADHD?

  • Part 1: A common childhood condition?
  • Part 2: ADHD – both treatable and manageable
  • Part 3: Symptoms of ADHD
  • Part 4: ADHD Comorbidity
  • Part 5: How is ADHD Diagnosed
  • Part 6: Predominantly Inattentive Type of ADHD
  • Part 7: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Causes, Theories and Prevalence - What we know so far

  • Part 1: The most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in children
  • Part 2: HomeLife and ADHD
  • Part 3: Prevalence of ADHD in adult population
  • Part 4: Why researchers study twins
  • Part 5: Grey Matter and White Matter
  • Part 6: Toxins as risk factors in ADHD
  • Part 7: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Law and ADHD

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: So what does The Equalities Act of 2010 state should happen?
  • Part 3: How to decide what types of reasonable adjustments can be offered
  • Part 4: UK Legislation
  • Part 5: SEN Support Plan
  • Part 6: Strengths
  • Part 7: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Inclusion

  • Part 1: What does inclusion mean?
  • Part 2: Key to Success
  • Part 3: ADHD and Public Perceptions
  • Part 4: The Difficulties of Fitting In
  • Part 5: Achieving Universal Inclusion
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: ADHD and Education

  • Part 1: Education
  • Part 2: A lifelong difficulty
  • Part 3: Memory
  • Part 4: Concentration
  • Part 5: Organisation
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: ADHD Classroom Strategies and Reasonable Adjustments

  • Part 1: Classroom strategies
  • Part 2: Emotional/behavior
  • Part 3: Child-Centred Approach
  • Part 4: Working with parents
  • Part 5: Gender imbalance
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Living with ADHD - Treatments, Interventions and Parenting Strategies

  • Part 1: Treatments
  • Part 2: Interventions/Therapies
  • Part 3: ADHD Training
  • Part 4: Some suggested parenting strategies to help with ADHD
  • Part 5: What parents say….
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Adults with ADHD

  • Part 1: Adults with ADHD

  • Part 2: WHO Study
  • Part 3: Common ADHD Symptoms in Adults
  • Part 4: Diagnosis in Adulthood
  • Part 5: Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment

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

Everything That You Need To Know About Autism - 5 Courses in this Bundle

  1.  Autism Awareness

  2.  Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support

  3.  Downs Syndrome Awareness

  4.  Bipolar Disorder Awareness

  5.  ADHD Awareness

1. Autism Awareness: Everything That You Need To Know About Autism

This comprehensive best selling course, written and developed by a leading authority on Autism, will teach you everything that you need to know about Autism, what it is, how to spot the signs and symptoms, diagnosing Autism, the gender differences in Autism, treatments, therapies, interventions and strategies, how to make reasonable adjustments, adults and children with Autism and inclusion.

Autism and it is estimated to affect one in every hundred people in the UK, although in the US their current estimate is one in every sixty-eight people. Autism is a neurological condition which means that the Autistic Brain is organised in a different way. There is no cure, and it affects the way someone with Autism sees, perceives and processes the world around them. The impact of Autism is individual – every person with the condition will have a different set of symptoms and difficulties. However, common to all with Autism are poorer social skills affecting how they communicate and interact with others.

Autism is a Spectrum Disorder, meaning that every child with the condition is likely to present with different symptoms, different challenges, and a differing level of severity

Certain disabilities increase the risk of also being diagnosed with Autism.
Once an Autism Diagnosis is made, there are several other neurological conditions which may also be present. To be diagnosed with Autism, a person must meet The Triad of Impairment criteria, and be seen to have difficulties with all three of the following – communication, imagination and interaction. The rates of Autism Diagnoses has risen very steeply in recent decade, leading many to believe that there is an epidemic. The more likely reason for this increase is due to better diagnostic criteria and better awareness of the condition.

2. Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support: Effective Therapeutic Approaches 

Written and developed by the well-respected authority on autism who authored our Autism Awareness Course, this course has been crafted to give guidance on effective therapeutic approaches that can make significant and positive differences to the quality of life of people with autism.

You will learn about 24 different therapies and interventions that parents can use, with Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and ABA covered extensively, along with strategies that can be put in place to help with behavioural issues. You will also learn why children with autism behave as they do, in the hope that it will help you to see things from their perspective and experience an almost first-person viewpoint of how it is to live with autism.

3. Downs Syndrome Awareness: Understand The Characteristics And Causes Of Down's Syndrome 

The Down's Syndrome Awareness Course provides an overview of the characteristics and causes of Down’s syndrome, together with practical, up-to-date information about the challenges people with this diagnosis face throughout their lives. Individuals with this condition can lead fuller, healthier lives than was previously possible. This is partly thanks to the increased awareness and support structures that you will learn about in the course.

The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course outlines the physical and mental characteristics of the condition and explains the causes, risk factors, medical complications that can occur, and how it is diagnosed.

You’ll learn how to support someone with Down’s syndrome throughout their lives, as you explore how their needs change as they grow and develop. The course guides you through this, step-by-step, starting with the sometimes-controversial issue of prenatal testing for the condition, which explains the test and the ethical issues that surround it.

In addition to the usual needs of babies and young children, those with Down’s syndrome face specific issues, such as problems with digestion and temperature regulation. There is also a degree of learning disability, so babies with Down’s syndrome will experience developmental delays. You’ll learn how parents can overcome their anxieties and raise healthy, happy children.

Early intervention and support are key to help a child with Down’s syndrome to reach their full potential. Through studying the Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course, you will discover the support available to children and their families and the difference it can making in preparing them for school, engaging in relationships, and understanding the world around them.

As children with Down’s syndrome move into adolescence, again they have the same issues as typical teenagers, though they may require more assistance in understanding the changes they are going through. You’ll learn how to prepare a teenager to deal with the activities of adult life, including further education, forming relationships, and engaging in safe sex.

A big part of every child’s life is education. You’ll learn what to consider when deciding on the right kind of schooling for a child with Down’s syndrome, how they can be assisted in reaching their goals in the various stages of their education, and the qualifications available to them.

Further to this, you will explore the benefits of work, how to find suitable positions, and the kind of reasonable adjustments that a workplace can make in order to accommodate the needs of those with Down’s syndrome. The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course explains how equal opportunities legislation applies to those with learning disabilities and the specialist work schemes that aim to match people with suitable employers.

Just as there is educational support for people with Down’s syndrome, there is also support available for those who decide to move out of their family home. You’ll learn about the supported living options available, what they involve, and how the transition from the family home to a new residence is managed.

An increasing number of people with Down’s syndrome are living into their sixties and seventies. The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course considers the challenges being faced by this group and the practical interventions that may be necessary, along with how these interventions may have to be administered.

4. Bipolar Disorder Awareness: Help Those Affected To Lead Healthier, Happier Lives

If you have bipolar disorder or hope to help someone who does, this course gives you a single, comprehensive resource that will enhance understanding and help those affected to lead healthier, happier lives. You will learn about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, and how to manage bipolar disorder.

To understand bipolar disorder, you first need to address the issue of mental illness in general. Studying the Bipolar Disorder Awareness Course, you will learn what is meant by the term “mental illness”. The course covers who is affected, the most common forms of mental illness, why the notion of mental illness itself is sometimes called into question, and how it can be prevented. You’ll also be exposed to what the latest research suggests regarding the causes and prognosis of its various forms.

Bipolar disorder has many different forms and while the common thread is a tendency to experience mood swings, the variations differ in many important ways. Through your studies, you’ll discover the various types and gain an understanding of what they can mean for the sufferer and the symptoms and treatments of each.

The predominant opinion of psychiatrists is that bipolar disorder is caused, maintained and worsened by multiple factors. You’ll learn what researchers have discovered about links between various environmental and biological factors, and mental health.

Often referred to as “the rule rather than the exception”, a bipolar patient is usually diagnosed as suffering from two or more additional psychiatric disorders, though it can be diagnosed alone. The Bipolar Disorder Awareness Course explores the range of comorbid mental illnesses that often co-occur in those with bipolar disorder.

Part of the treatment of bipolar disorder is medication. This course looks at the most commonly prescribed drugs for the various forms of the condition, including how each works, how they are administered, possible side effects, effectiveness, and the risks of taking medication during pregnancy.

Treatment for bipolar disorder isn’t limited to medication, with other supportive measures in place to help those with the condition. One such treatment is psychotherapy, which encourages those with bipolar to discuss their mental health problems. Studying the Bipolar Disorder Awareness , you will learn more about what psychotherapy is, why it is used, who it may benefit, its specific application in bipolar disorder, and how effective it is.

The prevailing opinion within the medical profession is that bipolar disorder cannot be cured but its effects can be managed. While psychotherapy and medication are effective in reducing the severity of symptoms, it is in making day-to-day changes that a sufferer can prevent mood episodes and decrease the intensity of those that do occur. This course explores the steps that someone with bipolar can take to manage the symptoms of their illness. Such steps include managing diet, exercise, sleep patterns, social support and other lifestyle factors.

Who would benefit from this course?

If you have, or think you may have, bipolar disorder or have a friend or family member who does, this course centralises all the information you need to fully understand the condition and how to manage it.

Similarly, if you work in a position of care or are a therapist, or would like to, the information contained within the course will help you to understand those living with bipolar disorder and enable you to help and give useful, actionable advice to those with the condition.

5. ADHD Awareness: Understanding Of ADHD

To understand the condition, we must first understand what it is. Students will learn, about symptoms, related conditions, variations of the condition, and more.

Although the most commonly diagnosed, and one of the most highly-researched, mental health disorders in children, there is still a lot to understand about the cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The ADHD Awareness Course shares some of the most recent research and information, so that students can get a better grasp of what is, and isn’t.

A very important consideration for those caring for those with, or who themselves have, ADHD, is the considerations and implications of the law and educational institutes. The course discusses how ADHD, as a neurological difficulty rather than a physical disability, is treated within these communities.

Who would benefit from this course?

The ADHD Awareness Course is an essential source of information for the parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the educators and carers who work with children with the condition, or would like to.

This course will help students to fully understand the condition, how it is considered by various communities and treated within the medical professions, how to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate a child’s learning, and how to better understand a child, or adult, with ADHD and alter your own behaviour to better communicate with them.

This does not mean that the course is restricted to these groups, however, anyone interested in the various aspects of the condition will learn a lot here.

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The Autism Awareness Online 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate In Autism Awareness Online Course

Module 1 - What is Autism?

  • Part 1: What is Autism?
  • Part 2: Disabilities & Co-morbidities
  • Part 3: The Triad of Impairments
  • Part 4: History of Autism
  • Part 5: The Apparent Autism Epidemic
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - The Triad of Impairments

  • Part 1: Communication Impairments
  • Part 2: Social Interaction Impairments
  • Part 3: Impairment of Imagination
  • Part 4: Social Skills Isolation and Bullying
  • Part 5: Adults with Autism
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Common Symptoms of Autism

  • Part 1: Sensory Issues
  • Part 2: Signs of Sensory Issues
  • Part 3: Food Issues
  • Part 4: Repetitive Behaviours, Obsessions, Anxiety and Rituals
  • Part 5: Meltdowns & Tantrums
  • Part 6: Meltdowns – Anger and Aggression
  • Part 7: Meltdown Calming Strategies & Prevention
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Diagnosing Autism

  • Part 1: Diagnosis in Children
  • Part 2: The Diagnostic Assessment Process
  • Part 3: Diagnostic Report
  • Part 4: Diagnosis Procedures for Adults
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Gender Differences

  • Part 1: Autistic Boy to Girl Ratio
  • Part 2: Female Friendship Patterns in Primary School
  • Part 3: Female Autistic Behaviours
  • Part 4: ASD Girls and High School
  • Part 5: Male / Female Vocal Tone Differences
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Autism Treatments, Therapies, Interventions & Strategies

  • Part 1: Therapies & Intensive Programmes
  • Part 2: Types of Therapy
  • Part 3: Specific Non Therapeutic Interventions and Strategies
  • Part 4: Early Intervention
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - Making Reasonable Adjustments

  • Part 1: Equality Act of 2010
  • Part 2: Reasonable Adjustments
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Autism in Adults

  • Part 1: Adults with Autism
  • Part 2: Common Adult Autism Symptoms
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Inclusion

  • Part 1: Inclusion in Education

  • Part 2: The Medical and Social Models of Disability
  • Part 3: Achieving Inclusion
  • Part 4: 10 Strengths That People With Autism Add To Society
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 2 - Certificate In Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support

Module One - Introduction

  • Part 1: What is Autism?
  • Part 2: Other Common Symptoms
  • Part 3: Autism – Something to be Proud of
  • Part 4: Sensory Stories
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module Two - Occupational Therapy

  • Part 1: What is an Occupational Therapist?
  • Part 2: Different Types of Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Part 3: Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Part 4: Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Part 5: OT in Schools
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module Three - Speech and Language Therapy

  • What is a Speech and Language Therapist?
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module Four - Applied Behaviour Analysis

  • Part 1: What is Applied Behaviour Analysis?
  • Part 2: Measurable and Quantifiable
  • Part 3: Other Branches of Psychology
  • Part 4: Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA)
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module Five - Emotional Well-Being

  • Part 1: Emotional Well-Being Interventions
  • Part 2: Challenging Negative Thought-Patterns
  • Part 3: Working Through the Big Events
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module Six - Holistic Approaches

  • Part 1: Six Main Categories of Challenging Behaviour

  • Part 2: Theory of Mind and how that can Impact on Mum
  • Part 3: How a Social Worker May be Able to Help
  • Module 6 Assessment

Course 3 - Certificate In Downs Syndrome Awareness Online Course

Module 1 – What Is Down’s Syndrome?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Characteristics of Down’s syndrome
  • Part 2: The causes of Down’s syndrome
  • Part 3: Why is it important to raise awareness of Down’s syndrome?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Screening, Genetic Testing, & Counselling

  • Part 1: What is meant by “genetic testing and counselling”?
  • Part 2: Who oversees these processes?
  • Part 3: What are the ethical issues surrounding screening, genetic testing, and genetic counselling?
  • Part 4: Where do disability rights organisations stand on prenatal testing?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Parenting Babies & Young Children with Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Anxiety about the future
  • Part 2: Explaining Down’s syndrome to a child’s siblings
  • Part 3: Early medical problems – detection and intervention
  • Part 4: Developmental delays
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Helping A Child with Down’s Syndrome Realise Their Full Potential

  • Part 1: How do children with Down’s syndrome change and develop?
  • Part 2: Taking a balanced view of a child’s capabilities
  • Part 3: Understanding and handling challenging behaviour
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Adolescents with Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Challenges facing teenagers with Down’s syndrome
  • Part 2: Self-esteem during adolescence
  • Part 3: Sexual relationships and contraception
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Medical Problems Associated with Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Physical and Psychiatric health problems
  • Part 2: What are the most common physical health problems seen in people with Down’s syndrome?
  • Part 3: Infertility
  • Part 4: Dental issues
  • Part 5: Psychiatric conditions
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Down’s Syndrome & Education

  • Part 1: Education
  • Part 2: Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Part 3: Making the transition from home to nursery or preschool
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Down’s Syndrome & Employment

  • Part 1: Employment
  • Part 2: How do people with Down’s syndrome benefit from paid work?
  • Part 3: What legislation is in place to protect the rights and interests of people with Down’s syndrome within the workplace?
  • Part 4: How do people with Down’s syndrome work best?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Supported Living Options for People With Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: How might someone with Down’s syndrome choose to live their life?
  • Part 2: Collective ownership – A new approach
  • Part 3: Support professionals
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Care of Older Adults With Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Physical health conditions in old age
  • Part 2: Alzheimer’s disease in Down’s syndrome
  • Part 3: Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Conclusion

Course 4 - Certificate In Bipolar Disorder Awareness Online Course

Module 1: Bipolar Awareness

  • Part 1: What Is Mental Illness?
  • Part 2: Common myths about mental illness
  • Part 3: Are mental illnesses really “illnesses”?
  • Part 4: What should we conclude?
  • Part 5: How is mental illness treated?
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: The Different Types

  • Part 1: A quick note on terminology
  • Part 2: The history of bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Is bipolar disorder a progressive illness?
  • Part 4: Challenges in diagnosing bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Four key controversies relating to the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Role Of Environmental And Biological Factors In Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: Background information – the nature – nurture debate in psychology
  • Part 2: The role of parenting and family experiences in susceptibility to bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: The role of social support as an environmental factor
  • Part 4: Implications for the treatment of bipolar disorder
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Associated Problems That Frequently Co-occur With Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: Anxiety disorders
  • Part 2: Panic disorder
  • Part 3: Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Medication For Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: What types of drugs are used to treat bipolar disorder?
  • Part 2: The dangers of combining drugs
  • Part 3: Encouraging medication adherence
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: What is psychotherapy?
  • Part 2: The different schools of psychotherapy
  • Part 3: What are the aims of psychotherapy?
  • Part 4: Who can benefit from psychotherapy?
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Lifestyle Strategies For Managing Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: Diet and bipolar disorder
  • Part 2: Sleep patterns and bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Exercise and bipolar disorder
  • Part 4: Social support and bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Recreational drugs and alcohol use in bipolar disorder
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Caring For and Understanding Someone With Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: How bipolar disorder can lead to problems within personal relationships
  • Part 2: How partners, friends and relatives can educate themselves about bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: How to communicate with someone who is experiencing a mood episode
  • Part 4: Crisis plans
  • Part 5: Acting as a carer for someone with bipolar disorder
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Challenges For Those With Bipolar Across The Lifespan

  • Part 1: Problems faced by children diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 2: Problems faced by adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Problems faced by young adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 4: Problems faced by middle-aged adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Problems faced by older adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Bipolar and the Workplace

  • Part 1: The risks associated with unemployment

  • Part 2: Steps employers can take to improve the experience of work for those with bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: How to support a friend or colleague who is experiencing mental illness
  • Part 4: Self-employment for people with bipolar disorder
  • Module 10 Assessment

Course 5 - Certificate In ADHD Awareness Online Course

Module 1: What is ADHD?

  • Part 1: A common childhood condition?
  • Part 2: ADHD – both treatable and manageable
  • Part 3: Symptoms of ADHD
  • Part 4: ADHD Comorbidity
  • Part 5: How is ADHD Diagnosed
  • Part 6: Predominantly Inattentive Type of ADHD
  • Part 7: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Causes, Theories and Prevalence - What we know so far

  • Part 1: The most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in children
  • Part 2: HomeLife and ADHD
  • Part 3: Prevalence of ADHD in adult population
  • Part 4: Why researchers study twins
  • Part 5: Grey Matter and White Matter
  • Part 6: Toxins as risk factors in ADHD
  • Part 7: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Law and ADHD

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: So what does The Equalities Act of 2010 state should happen?
  • Part 3: How to decide what types of reasonable adjustments can be offered
  • Part 4: UK Legislation
  • Part 5: SEN Support Plan
  • Part 6: Strengths
  • Part 7: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Inclusion

  • Part 1: What does inclusion mean?
  • Part 2: Key to Success
  • Part 3: ADHD and Public Perceptions
  • Part 4: The Difficulties of Fitting In
  • Part 5: Achieving Universal Inclusion
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: ADHD and Education

  • Part 1: Education
  • Part 2: A lifelong difficulty
  • Part 3: Memory
  • Part 4: Concentration
  • Part 5: Organisation
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: ADHD Classroom Strategies and Reasonable Adjustments

  • Part 1: Classroom strategies
  • Part 2: Emotional/behavior
  • Part 3: Child-Centred Approach
  • Part 4: Working with parents
  • Part 5: Gender imbalance
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Living with ADHD - Treatments, Interventions and Parenting Strategies

  • Part 1: Treatments
  • Part 2: Interventions/Therapies
  • Part 3: ADHD Training
  • Part 4: Some suggested parenting strategies to help with ADHD
  • Part 5: What parents say….
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Adults with ADHD

  • Part 1: Adults with ADHD

  • Part 2: WHO Study
  • Part 3: Common ADHD Symptoms in Adults
  • Part 4: Diagnosis in Adulthood
  • Part 5: Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment

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. 

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

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  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

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

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