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1. Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness: Learn Everything You Need To Know About Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder describes a difference in the way that some people's senses are processed by the brain. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the condition, including the symptoms and behaviours associated with it, diagnosis, prevalence, history, therapies and interventions, and how you can provide support.

Although awareness has recently increased, it can still be difficult to get a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder. This makes it is particularly important to know the symptoms of the condition and the behaviours that present themselves in the young children and adults who suffer from it. The sooner it can be diagnosed, the better, as modifications to the environment can be made and the right support can be put in place before self-esteem and self-confidence issues arise. The course explains the common symptoms that can occur in children and adults and the ways in which these are often misinterpreted.

As getting a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder can sometimes be difficult, this course outlines the routes you may take in gaining help and the obstacles that you may come up against. The history of the condition is also explained, along with what research is being made into the causes of the condition and the differences in how its prevalence is perceived.

Currently, it is Occupational Therapists who are the leaders in the field, as far as intervention and therapy for those afflicted with Sensory Processing Disorder are concerned. The course looks further into this role, with an overview of how they work and what sort of therapies they may be able to offer. If you don’t have access to therapy, or would like advice on how you can be more involved with your child’s condition, the course also provides useful information in how you can provide support at home. Also included, are strategies that educators can implement in the classroom to enable effective learning to those with SPD.

What will you learn?

Sensory Processing Disorder describes a difference in the way that some people's senses are processed by the brain. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the condition, including the symptoms and behaviours associated with it, diagnosis, prevalence, history, therapies and interventions, and how you can provide support.

Although awareness has recently increased, it can still be difficult to get a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder. This makes it is particularly important to know the symptoms of the condition and the behaviours that present themselves in the young children and adults who suffer from it. The sooner it can be diagnosed, the better, as modifications to the environment can be made and the right support can be put in place before self-esteem and self-confidence issues arise. The course explains the common symptoms that can occur in children and adults and the ways in which these are often misinterpreted.

As getting a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder can sometimes be difficult, this course outlines the routes you may take in gaining help and the obstacles that you may come up against. The history of the condition is also explained, along with what research is being made into the causes of the condition and the differences in how its prevalence is perceived.

Currently, it is Occupational Therapists who are the leaders in the field, as far as intervention and therapy for those afflicted with Sensory Processing Disorder are concerned. The course looks further into this role, with an overview of how they work and what sort of therapies they may be able to offer. If you don’t have access to therapy, or would like advice on how you can be more involved with your child’s condition, the course also provides useful information in how you can provide support at home. Also included, are strategies that educators can implement in the classroom to enable effective learning to those with SPD.

2. 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.

3. Speech Therapy: Learn Practices That Assists People With Speech And Language Disorders

Speech Therapy is a practice that assists people with speech and language disorders or who have trouble swallowing. This course takes you through the role of a speech therapist, the anatomical structures and physiological functions of speech and hearing, phonetics, language development and speech disorders, the structure of language, and career paths in this field.

The Speech Therapy Course introduces the subject by outlining the basics. It provides an overview of speech disorders and the therapeutic practices used to treat them. You’ll learn about the role of a speech therapist and the conditions and areas of communication that they focus on. You will be provided with in-depth listing of pathological terms that are used amongst speech and language professionals.

To understand speech you need a good level of knowledge about the anatomical structures and physiological functions of the speech organs. This course will talk you through these and the respiratory, laryngeal, and articulatory systems, which all have a bearing on speech.

Similarly, you will learn about audiology. The course talks you through the structures and functions belonging to the auditory system and explains the physiology of hearing. There are numerous tests and screening protocols in the UK used to screen and assess children with suspected hearing disorders. You will learn about these and the signs that could indicate hearing loss, which would require an audiology assessment referral.

How we develop speech and the different stages we go through to learn and process language is a fascinating topic. You will discover the various stages that exist within linguistic advancement in monolingual and bilingual children.

Equally as interesting is Phonetics (the study of human speech sounds). The Speech Therapy Course breaks the topic down into its three branches and explains each fully:

  • Articulatory Phonetics: The study of the way in which speech sounds are produced
  • Acoustic Phonetics: Analyses the physical properties of speech
  • Auditory Phonetics: Illustrates the ways in which sound is perceived

Speech Perception, which deals with one’s comprehension of what is being said, is also covered.

The course considers the structure of language, described through morphology, syntax and semantics. In addition to looking at each of these areas you’ll see how children apply the rules that determine speech and language, the common errors they may make and the errors that are symptomatic of speech and communication disorders.

The Speech Therapy Course provides a deep exploration into various conditions that can affect the development of speech and language and how this manifests itself in each case. The conditions covered include neurological disorders, brain injury, drug abuse, intellectual disabilities, vocal abuse, autism and apraxia, plus physical impairments. The course also explains how the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) uses pictorials as a form of treatment of autistic children experiencing speech impairment issues.

For those considering a career as a speech therapist, the course provides information on, and examples of, the various positions and working environments that speech and language therapists may practice in. In each example, duties and responsibilities that occur within these departments are described.

Who would benefit from the course?

The Speech Therapy Course offers valuable insight into the practice of speech therapy, providing those who wish to work within the field with a starting point to their career. It provides a greater understanding of what is involved and the further education options available.

The course is a comprehensive resource to parents whose children are working with a speech therapist, and also educators and carers who wish to be able to recognise and understand speech and hearing disorders.

4. Applied Behaviour Analysis: Gain A Greater Understanding Of The Definition Of ‘Behaviour’

The Applied Behaviour Analysis Diploma Course will provide you first with the essential principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis, before expanding on these further as you progress through the course materials. You will gain a greater understanding of the definition of ‘behaviour’ within behavioural psychology and the differences between classical and operant conditioning.

You will learn about different types of stimuli and antecedents that elicit behaviours and what Antecedent-based intervention (ABI) is and how it can be used to alter these behaviours. The course will guide you through creating an ABI plan and how to evaluate the success of its implementation.

The Applied Behaviour Analysis Diploma Course explains operant reinforcement and how it relates to developing new behaviours. The course also analyses positive and negative reinforcement, giving a full understanding within the context of ABA. You will learn how reinforcers should be used and the ways in which they can be scheduled, along with how to evaluate their effectiveness.

Who would benefit from this course?

The Applied Behaviour Analysis Diploma Course has been created to give parents and caregivers of ASD children a better understanding of the techniques involved in the practice and how they are implemented.

It also provides a solid foundation of knowledge for those who would like to take further study in their pursuit of a career as an ABA Tutor or Therapist, or a Behavioural Psychologist.

5. Neuropsychology: Navigate The Labyrinth That Is The Brain

Navigate the labyrinth of the most complex organ and system ever discovered, the brain. Study the Neuropsychology Course and explore how it is we are able to express and understand emotions, acquire and use language, learn, remember, and plan, and how consciousness and unconscious experiences are shaped by the brain. Build a foundation of biological knowledge, understand the functions of various areas of the brain, and how these relate to developmental disorders and mental health problems, as well as the effects of brain damage.

The course introduces itself by first looking at the wider subject of psychology and the various areas within this, before establishing the aims of neuropsychology. To give the subject context you are provided with its history, how it is applied in everyday settings, and the questions it sets out to answer.

You don’t need an encyclopaedic knowledge of the brain’s anatomy to study the concepts of neuropsychology. However, a good grasp of some terminology and how the various systems of the brain function both independently and together will aid you in understanding the research put forward by neuropsychologists. To ensure you have the information you need, the Neuropsychology Diploma Course guides you through the basics of brain anatomy and biological functions associated with the human brain and nervous system. You’ll explore the major areas of the brain and how different cell types transmit signals to one another.

To expand their knowledge of the how the human brain and nervous systems work, neuropsychologists use various research methods and technologies to collect data, including the use of Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Tomography (CT), and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). The course covers how each of these methods is used to provide reliable results and the importance of using group, rather than individual, case studies. You’ll also look at the topic of ethics, including the use of animals in research.

A large and consistent question that has been around since the inception of psychology, is that of the relationship between brain and mind or brain and the “soul”. How the physical can produce the experience of consciousness and whether the brain and mind are distinct from one another. The Neuropsychology Course discusses how the brain generates conscious states, including sleep, hypnosis, stupor and coma, and goes even further by looking at how neuropsychology views free will and the possible existence of a human soul.

Our perception of the world comes about by our brain’s ability to receive sensory input from our five main senses. You’ll learn how each of the sense organs works to receive input and how the brain makes sense of this external stimuli to provide us with the experience of sound, taste, smell, etc. In addition to looking at how the brain usually functions you’ll also learn how damage to the brain can disrupt this process, with phantom limb syndrome and synaesthesia covered extensively.

Humans have a uniquely complex capacity for language. You’ll discover how we develop the ability to speak and process language – looking at the stages we go through, from childhood to adulthood, and how some people become bilingual. The Neuropsychology Course will teach you about disorders of language, such as agraphia and dyslexia, and how brain damage can affect language usage.

The purposes and various types of memory are discussed in the course, including an analysis of which parts of the brain are responsible for the storage and retrieval of memories. You’ll be exposed to the way memory is studied, what happens when particular parts of the brain are damaged, and an explanation of confabulation.

The course addresses mental health problems – looking at what they are and the consensus in Western medicine regarding their causes and treatment. You’ll explore the explanations, risk factors and treatments of the following disorders: depression, anxiety (including phobia), schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Emotions are a fundamental part of human experience. The Neuropsychology Course discusses emotional processing and expressions, including whether this differs between cultures and whether facial expressions are something that are learned or hardwired from birth. You’ll also explore the areas of the brain that are responsible for emotion production and regulation and how brain damage and dysfunction can cause difficulties in this and in understanding emotion.

Who would benefit from this course?

The Neuropsychology Diploma Course is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered how we, as humans, are capable of all the amazing things that we too-often take for granted, many of which separate us from every other living entity on the planet.

If you are interested in this field of study but are unsure whether to commit your time and finances to a full-time, formal qualification, this course provides an exceptional introduction and foundation of knowledge from which to build.

If you work or would like to work, in a caring or support role with people who have developmental disorders or mental illnesses, you will gain a greater understanding of these conditions and how they are treated.

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The Sensory Processing Awareness Disorder Bundle, 5 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness

Module 1 - What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

  • Part 1: How We Process Information from the World Around Us
  • Part 2: Our Eight Senses
  • Part 3: SPD Responses
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Symptoms and Behaviours

  • Part 1: Importance of Early Identification of SPD
  • Part 2: SPD Can Look Like Bad Behaviour
  • Part 3: Parents and SPD
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Diagnosis, Causes, Prevalence and History of SPD

  • Part 1: SPD from Birth?
  • Part 2: History of SPD
  • Part 3: Causes and Prevalence
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Therapies, Interventions and How You Can Help At Home and School

  • Part 1: Occupational Therapy
  • Part 2: How Parents Can Help
  • Part 3: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Course 2 - ADHD Awareness

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

Course 3 - Speech Therapy

Module 1 – The Field of Speech Therapy

  • Part 1: The Role of a Speech Therapist
  • Part 2: Overview on Treatment Approaches
  • Part 3: Speech-Language Pathology Terms
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Speech Anatomy

  • Part 1: Three Divisions of Speech
  • Part 2: Respiratory System
  • Part 3: The Laryngeal System
  • Part 4: The Articulatory System
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Language Development

  • Part 1: The Stages of Language Learning
  • Part 2: Bilingual Children Learning Language
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Clinical Phonetics

  • Part 1: The Field of Phonetics
  • Part 2: Acoustic Phonetics
  • Part 3: Auditory Phonetics
  • Part 4: A Detailed Look at Speech Perception
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Language Structure

  • Part 1: Morphology: The Formation of Words
  • Part 2: Syntax: The Rules of Sentence Structure
  • Part 3: Semantics Language Skills
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Hearing Science and Acoustics

  • Part 1: The Auditory System
  • Part 2: The Physiology of Hearing
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Speech and Language Disorders

  • Part 1: Disabilities and Speech Disorders
  • Part 2: Hearing Loss and Speech Impairment
  • Part 3: Neurological Disorders
  • Part 4: Drug Abuse
  • Part 5: Physical Impairments: Cleft or Lip Palate
  • Part 6: Vocal Abuse or Misuse
  • Part 7: Autism and Apraxia
  • Part 8: The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Paediatric Audiology

  • Part 1: Hearing Tests and Screening for Young Children
  • Part 2: Current Screening Protocols in the UK
  • Part 3: Subjective Hearing Tests
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Career Advice

  • Part 1: Working as a Speech Therapist
  • Part 2: Speech Therapy or Audiology?
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 4 - Applied Behaviour Analysis

Module 1 – Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What is Behaviour?
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Antecedent-based Intervention

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Types of Prompts
  • Part 3: When is Antecedent-based Intervention Used?
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Reinforcement

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What are Schedules of Reinforcement?
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Shaping, Chaining and Discrete Trial Training

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What is Discrete Trial Training?
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Differential Reinforcement and Extinction

  • Part 1: What is Differential Reinforcement?
  • Part 2: What is Extinction?
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Functional Communication Training

  • Functional Communication Training
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Functional Behaviour Assessment

  • Functional Behaviour Assessment
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – How to Become an ABA Tutor or Therapist

  • How to Become an ABA Tutor or Therapist
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 5 - Neuropsychology

Module 1 – What Is Neuropsychology?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: A Brief Overview Of Neuropsychology
  • Part 2: What Are The Distinguishing Features Of Neuropsychology?
  • Part 3: Questions Neuropsychology Seeks To Answer
  • Part 4: The Application Of Neuropsychology
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – The Structure Of The Brain And Central Nervous System

  • Part 1: Key Terms You Need To Know
  • Part 2: How Does The Brain Develop And Change Over The Lifespan?
  • Part 3: Major Lobes Of The Brain
  • Part 4: The Brain’s Vascular System
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Research Methods In Neuropsychology

  • Part 1: Various Types Of Brain Imaging Technology Available To Neuropsychologists
  • Part 2: Are These Techniques Reliable, And Do They Yield Useful Results?
  • Part 3: Individual And Group Studies In Neuropsychological Research
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Consciousness And Awareness

  • Part 1: What Parts Of The Human Brain Allow Us To Be Conscious And Aware?
  • Part 2: What About The Unconscious Mind?
  • Part 3: What Happens When We Go To Sleep?
  • Part 4: Do Humans Have A Soul Or Spirit?
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Perception

  • Part 1: The Sense Organs
  • Part 2: The Ear
  • Part 3: How Many Senses Do We Really Have?
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Language

  • Part 1: Key Elements Of Language Learning And Comprehension
  • Part 2: A Summary Of The Main Language Pathway In The Human Brain
  • Part 3: How Do We Learn To Read?
  • Part 4: Problems Working With Written Language
  • Part 5: What About Sign Language?
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Memory

  • Part 1: The Different Types Of Memory
  • Part 2: What Parts Of The Brain Are Important For Creating And Recalling Memories?
  • Part 3: How Do We Forget Information?
  • Part 4: Further CaseStudies In Amnesia: Henry Molaison And Kent Cochrane
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Developmental Disorders

  • Part 1: Intellectual Disability
  • Part 2: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Part 3: Williams Syndrome
  • Part 4: Autism
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Psychiatric Disorders

  • Part 1: What Is A Mental Illness?
  • Part 2: Anxiety
  • Part 3: Schizophrenia
  • Part 4: Bipolar Disorder
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Emotion

  • Part 1: What Are The Key Emotions People Experience, And Is This True For All Cultures?
  • Part 2: Pleasure And Happiness
  • Part 3: How Do We Detect Emotion In Others?
  • Part 4: Romantic Attraction And Love
  • Part 5: Social Rejection And The Brain
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Conclusion

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

Get Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness, ADHD Awareness, Speech Therapy, Applied Behaviour Analysis, and Neuropsychology in this Bundle

1. Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness: Learn Everything You Need To Know About Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder describes a difference in the way that some people's senses are processed by the brain. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the condition, including the symptoms and behaviours associated with it, diagnosis, prevalence, history, therapies and interventions, and how you can provide support.

Although awareness has recently increased, it can still be difficult to get a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder. This makes it is particularly important to know the symptoms of the condition and the behaviours that present themselves in the young children and adults who suffer from it. The sooner it can be diagnosed, the better, as modifications to the environment can be made and the right support can be put in place before self-esteem and self-confidence issues arise. The course explains the common symptoms that can occur in children and adults and the ways in which these are often misinterpreted.

As getting a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder can sometimes be difficult, this course outlines the routes you may take in gaining help and the obstacles that you may come up against. The history of the condition is also explained, along with what research is being made into the causes of the condition and the differences in how its prevalence is perceived.

Currently, it is Occupational Therapists who are the leaders in the field, as far as intervention and therapy for those afflicted with Sensory Processing Disorder are concerned. The course looks further into this role, with an overview of how they work and what sort of therapies they may be able to offer. If you don’t have access to therapy, or would like advice on how you can be more involved with your child’s condition, the course also provides useful information in how you can provide support at home. Also included, are strategies that educators can implement in the classroom to enable effective learning to those with SPD.

What will you learn?

Sensory Processing Disorder describes a difference in the way that some people's senses are processed by the brain. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the condition, including the symptoms and behaviours associated with it, diagnosis, prevalence, history, therapies and interventions, and how you can provide support.

Although awareness has recently increased, it can still be difficult to get a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder. This makes it is particularly important to know the symptoms of the condition and the behaviours that present themselves in the young children and adults who suffer from it. The sooner it can be diagnosed, the better, as modifications to the environment can be made and the right support can be put in place before self-esteem and self-confidence issues arise. The course explains the common symptoms that can occur in children and adults and the ways in which these are often misinterpreted.

As getting a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder can sometimes be difficult, this course outlines the routes you may take in gaining help and the obstacles that you may come up against. The history of the condition is also explained, along with what research is being made into the causes of the condition and the differences in how its prevalence is perceived.

Currently, it is Occupational Therapists who are the leaders in the field, as far as intervention and therapy for those afflicted with Sensory Processing Disorder are concerned. The course looks further into this role, with an overview of how they work and what sort of therapies they may be able to offer. If you don’t have access to therapy, or would like advice on how you can be more involved with your child’s condition, the course also provides useful information in how you can provide support at home. Also included, are strategies that educators can implement in the classroom to enable effective learning to those with SPD.

2. 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.

3. Speech Therapy: Learn Practices That Assists People With Speech And Language Disorders

Speech Therapy is a practice that assists people with speech and language disorders or who have trouble swallowing. This course takes you through the role of a speech therapist, the anatomical structures and physiological functions of speech and hearing, phonetics, language development and speech disorders, the structure of language, and career paths in this field.

The Speech Therapy Course introduces the subject by outlining the basics. It provides an overview of speech disorders and the therapeutic practices used to treat them. You’ll learn about the role of a speech therapist and the conditions and areas of communication that they focus on. You will be provided with in-depth listing of pathological terms that are used amongst speech and language professionals.

To understand speech you need a good level of knowledge about the anatomical structures and physiological functions of the speech organs. This course will talk you through these and the respiratory, laryngeal, and articulatory systems, which all have a bearing on speech.

Similarly, you will learn about audiology. The course talks you through the structures and functions belonging to the auditory system and explains the physiology of hearing. There are numerous tests and screening protocols in the UK used to screen and assess children with suspected hearing disorders. You will learn about these and the signs that could indicate hearing loss, which would require an audiology assessment referral.

How we develop speech and the different stages we go through to learn and process language is a fascinating topic. You will discover the various stages that exist within linguistic advancement in monolingual and bilingual children.

Equally as interesting is Phonetics (the study of human speech sounds). The Speech Therapy Course breaks the topic down into its three branches and explains each fully:

  • Articulatory Phonetics: The study of the way in which speech sounds are produced
  • Acoustic Phonetics: Analyses the physical properties of speech
  • Auditory Phonetics: Illustrates the ways in which sound is perceived

Speech Perception, which deals with one’s comprehension of what is being said, is also covered.

The course considers the structure of language, described through morphology, syntax and semantics. In addition to looking at each of these areas you’ll see how children apply the rules that determine speech and language, the common errors they may make and the errors that are symptomatic of speech and communication disorders.

The Speech Therapy Course provides a deep exploration into various conditions that can affect the development of speech and language and how this manifests itself in each case. The conditions covered include neurological disorders, brain injury, drug abuse, intellectual disabilities, vocal abuse, autism and apraxia, plus physical impairments. The course also explains how the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) uses pictorials as a form of treatment of autistic children experiencing speech impairment issues.

For those considering a career as a speech therapist, the course provides information on, and examples of, the various positions and working environments that speech and language therapists may practice in. In each example, duties and responsibilities that occur within these departments are described.

Who would benefit from the course?

The Speech Therapy Course offers valuable insight into the practice of speech therapy, providing those who wish to work within the field with a starting point to their career. It provides a greater understanding of what is involved and the further education options available.

The course is a comprehensive resource to parents whose children are working with a speech therapist, and also educators and carers who wish to be able to recognise and understand speech and hearing disorders.

4. Applied Behaviour Analysis: Gain A Greater Understanding Of The Definition Of ‘Behaviour’

The Applied Behaviour Analysis Diploma Course will provide you first with the essential principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis, before expanding on these further as you progress through the course materials. You will gain a greater understanding of the definition of ‘behaviour’ within behavioural psychology and the differences between classical and operant conditioning.

You will learn about different types of stimuli and antecedents that elicit behaviours and what Antecedent-based intervention (ABI) is and how it can be used to alter these behaviours. The course will guide you through creating an ABI plan and how to evaluate the success of its implementation.

The Applied Behaviour Analysis Diploma Course explains operant reinforcement and how it relates to developing new behaviours. The course also analyses positive and negative reinforcement, giving a full understanding within the context of ABA. You will learn how reinforcers should be used and the ways in which they can be scheduled, along with how to evaluate their effectiveness.

Who would benefit from this course?

The Applied Behaviour Analysis Diploma Course has been created to give parents and caregivers of ASD children a better understanding of the techniques involved in the practice and how they are implemented.

It also provides a solid foundation of knowledge for those who would like to take further study in their pursuit of a career as an ABA Tutor or Therapist, or a Behavioural Psychologist.

5. Neuropsychology: Navigate The Labyrinth That Is The Brain

Navigate the labyrinth of the most complex organ and system ever discovered, the brain. Study the Neuropsychology Course and explore how it is we are able to express and understand emotions, acquire and use language, learn, remember, and plan, and how consciousness and unconscious experiences are shaped by the brain. Build a foundation of biological knowledge, understand the functions of various areas of the brain, and how these relate to developmental disorders and mental health problems, as well as the effects of brain damage.

The course introduces itself by first looking at the wider subject of psychology and the various areas within this, before establishing the aims of neuropsychology. To give the subject context you are provided with its history, how it is applied in everyday settings, and the questions it sets out to answer.

You don’t need an encyclopaedic knowledge of the brain’s anatomy to study the concepts of neuropsychology. However, a good grasp of some terminology and how the various systems of the brain function both independently and together will aid you in understanding the research put forward by neuropsychologists. To ensure you have the information you need, the Neuropsychology Diploma Course guides you through the basics of brain anatomy and biological functions associated with the human brain and nervous system. You’ll explore the major areas of the brain and how different cell types transmit signals to one another.

To expand their knowledge of the how the human brain and nervous systems work, neuropsychologists use various research methods and technologies to collect data, including the use of Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Tomography (CT), and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). The course covers how each of these methods is used to provide reliable results and the importance of using group, rather than individual, case studies. You’ll also look at the topic of ethics, including the use of animals in research.

A large and consistent question that has been around since the inception of psychology, is that of the relationship between brain and mind or brain and the “soul”. How the physical can produce the experience of consciousness and whether the brain and mind are distinct from one another. The Neuropsychology Course discusses how the brain generates conscious states, including sleep, hypnosis, stupor and coma, and goes even further by looking at how neuropsychology views free will and the possible existence of a human soul.

Our perception of the world comes about by our brain’s ability to receive sensory input from our five main senses. You’ll learn how each of the sense organs works to receive input and how the brain makes sense of this external stimuli to provide us with the experience of sound, taste, smell, etc. In addition to looking at how the brain usually functions you’ll also learn how damage to the brain can disrupt this process, with phantom limb syndrome and synaesthesia covered extensively.

Humans have a uniquely complex capacity for language. You’ll discover how we develop the ability to speak and process language – looking at the stages we go through, from childhood to adulthood, and how some people become bilingual. The Neuropsychology Course will teach you about disorders of language, such as agraphia and dyslexia, and how brain damage can affect language usage.

The purposes and various types of memory are discussed in the course, including an analysis of which parts of the brain are responsible for the storage and retrieval of memories. You’ll be exposed to the way memory is studied, what happens when particular parts of the brain are damaged, and an explanation of confabulation.

The course addresses mental health problems – looking at what they are and the consensus in Western medicine regarding their causes and treatment. You’ll explore the explanations, risk factors and treatments of the following disorders: depression, anxiety (including phobia), schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Emotions are a fundamental part of human experience. The Neuropsychology Course discusses emotional processing and expressions, including whether this differs between cultures and whether facial expressions are something that are learned or hardwired from birth. You’ll also explore the areas of the brain that are responsible for emotion production and regulation and how brain damage and dysfunction can cause difficulties in this and in understanding emotion.

Who would benefit from this course?

The Neuropsychology Diploma Course is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered how we, as humans, are capable of all the amazing things that we too-often take for granted, many of which separate us from every other living entity on the planet.

If you are interested in this field of study but are unsure whether to commit your time and finances to a full-time, formal qualification, this course provides an exceptional introduction and foundation of knowledge from which to build.

If you work or would like to work, in a caring or support role with people who have developmental disorders or mental illnesses, you will gain a greater understanding of these conditions and how they are treated.

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The Sensory Processing Awareness Disorder Bundle, 5 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness

Module 1 - What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

  • Part 1: How We Process Information from the World Around Us
  • Part 2: Our Eight Senses
  • Part 3: SPD Responses
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Symptoms and Behaviours

  • Part 1: Importance of Early Identification of SPD
  • Part 2: SPD Can Look Like Bad Behaviour
  • Part 3: Parents and SPD
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Diagnosis, Causes, Prevalence and History of SPD

  • Part 1: SPD from Birth?
  • Part 2: History of SPD
  • Part 3: Causes and Prevalence
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Therapies, Interventions and How You Can Help At Home and School

  • Part 1: Occupational Therapy
  • Part 2: How Parents Can Help
  • Part 3: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Course 2 - ADHD Awareness

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

Course 3 - Speech Therapy

Module 1 – The Field of Speech Therapy

  • Part 1: The Role of a Speech Therapist
  • Part 2: Overview on Treatment Approaches
  • Part 3: Speech-Language Pathology Terms
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Speech Anatomy

  • Part 1: Three Divisions of Speech
  • Part 2: Respiratory System
  • Part 3: The Laryngeal System
  • Part 4: The Articulatory System
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Language Development

  • Part 1: The Stages of Language Learning
  • Part 2: Bilingual Children Learning Language
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Clinical Phonetics

  • Part 1: The Field of Phonetics
  • Part 2: Acoustic Phonetics
  • Part 3: Auditory Phonetics
  • Part 4: A Detailed Look at Speech Perception
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Language Structure

  • Part 1: Morphology: The Formation of Words
  • Part 2: Syntax: The Rules of Sentence Structure
  • Part 3: Semantics Language Skills
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Hearing Science and Acoustics

  • Part 1: The Auditory System
  • Part 2: The Physiology of Hearing
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Speech and Language Disorders

  • Part 1: Disabilities and Speech Disorders
  • Part 2: Hearing Loss and Speech Impairment
  • Part 3: Neurological Disorders
  • Part 4: Drug Abuse
  • Part 5: Physical Impairments: Cleft or Lip Palate
  • Part 6: Vocal Abuse or Misuse
  • Part 7: Autism and Apraxia
  • Part 8: The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Paediatric Audiology

  • Part 1: Hearing Tests and Screening for Young Children
  • Part 2: Current Screening Protocols in the UK
  • Part 3: Subjective Hearing Tests
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Career Advice

  • Part 1: Working as a Speech Therapist
  • Part 2: Speech Therapy or Audiology?
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 4 - Applied Behaviour Analysis

Module 1 – Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What is Behaviour?
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Antecedent-based Intervention

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Types of Prompts
  • Part 3: When is Antecedent-based Intervention Used?
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Reinforcement

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What are Schedules of Reinforcement?
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Shaping, Chaining and Discrete Trial Training

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What is Discrete Trial Training?
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Differential Reinforcement and Extinction

  • Part 1: What is Differential Reinforcement?
  • Part 2: What is Extinction?
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Functional Communication Training

  • Functional Communication Training
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Functional Behaviour Assessment

  • Functional Behaviour Assessment
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – How to Become an ABA Tutor or Therapist

  • How to Become an ABA Tutor or Therapist
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 5 - Neuropsychology

Module 1 – What Is Neuropsychology?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: A Brief Overview Of Neuropsychology
  • Part 2: What Are The Distinguishing Features Of Neuropsychology?
  • Part 3: Questions Neuropsychology Seeks To Answer
  • Part 4: The Application Of Neuropsychology
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – The Structure Of The Brain And Central Nervous System

  • Part 1: Key Terms You Need To Know
  • Part 2: How Does The Brain Develop And Change Over The Lifespan?
  • Part 3: Major Lobes Of The Brain
  • Part 4: The Brain’s Vascular System
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Research Methods In Neuropsychology

  • Part 1: Various Types Of Brain Imaging Technology Available To Neuropsychologists
  • Part 2: Are These Techniques Reliable, And Do They Yield Useful Results?
  • Part 3: Individual And Group Studies In Neuropsychological Research
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Consciousness And Awareness

  • Part 1: What Parts Of The Human Brain Allow Us To Be Conscious And Aware?
  • Part 2: What About The Unconscious Mind?
  • Part 3: What Happens When We Go To Sleep?
  • Part 4: Do Humans Have A Soul Or Spirit?
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Perception

  • Part 1: The Sense Organs
  • Part 2: The Ear
  • Part 3: How Many Senses Do We Really Have?
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Language

  • Part 1: Key Elements Of Language Learning And Comprehension
  • Part 2: A Summary Of The Main Language Pathway In The Human Brain
  • Part 3: How Do We Learn To Read?
  • Part 4: Problems Working With Written Language
  • Part 5: What About Sign Language?
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Memory

  • Part 1: The Different Types Of Memory
  • Part 2: What Parts Of The Brain Are Important For Creating And Recalling Memories?
  • Part 3: How Do We Forget Information?
  • Part 4: Further CaseStudies In Amnesia: Henry Molaison And Kent Cochrane
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Developmental Disorders

  • Part 1: Intellectual Disability
  • Part 2: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Part 3: Williams Syndrome
  • Part 4: Autism
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Psychiatric Disorders

  • Part 1: What Is A Mental Illness?
  • Part 2: Anxiety
  • Part 3: Schizophrenia
  • Part 4: Bipolar Disorder
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Emotion

  • Part 1: What Are The Key Emotions People Experience, And Is This True For All Cultures?
  • Part 2: Pleasure And Happiness
  • Part 3: How Do We Detect Emotion In Others?
  • Part 4: Romantic Attraction And Love
  • Part 5: Social Rejection And The Brain
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Conclusion

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Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

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