Ultimate Educational Psychology Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses

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Get Educational Psychology, ADHD Awareness, Autism Awareness, Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support, Bipolar Disorder Awareness, Cerebral Palsy Awareness, Syndrome Awareness, Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness, Understanding Dyslexia and Dementia Awareness in this Bundle

1. Educational Psychology: Create And Deliver Effective Lessons

The Educational Psychology Course explains the ways in which students learn and develop, whilst providing discussions and practical examples of how this information can be incorporated into teaching frameworks and used to plan, create and deliver effective lessons.

Students will have an improved understanding of human behaviour and mental processes within an educational context.

The course covers the following aspects of educational psychology: history, learning theories, student development theories, motivation, and some classroom management skills.

We look at the history of the subject, including where thinking is now, topics and specialisms within this area, and the importance of Educational Psychology. The process of learning can be physical, social, or emotional as well as cognitive, the results of which are a permanent change in behaviour, skills, knowledge, or attitude. We will explain various theories and guide you through well-practiced processes.

Students will learn about childhood growth and developmental experiences in relation to the teaching process. Providing an overview of the stages of development, we then look at each stage individually, before moving on to some specific areas of development.

We look at the differences in motivation and how to tune into student’s choices, desires, and attitudes, to aid their motivation. The module discusses 7 major theories about motives and their sources, these are:

  • Motives as behaviour change
  • Motives as goals
  • Motives as interests
  • Motives as attributions about success
  • Motives as beliefs about self-efficacy
  • Motives as self-determination
  • Expectancy-value theory

We illustrate the ways students can be different, and how these differences are reflected in how they learn. We cover topics such as: the way in which individuals prefer to learn, different intelligence types, gifted students, cultural expectations, and gender differences.

Looking at special educational needs. We include how to recognise the signs of certain conditions and how to adapt learning to fit those with additional needs, be they physical, intellectual, sensory, learning or behavioural, so that they may still reach their full potential.

The course discusses the three somewhat complex forms of thinking that are commonly pursued in classroom learning: critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving. The course then goes on to explain how these are stimulated, using two types of instruction: Teacher-Directed and Student-Centred.

Who would benefit from the course?

Using the theories and practical examples explained in the Educational Psychology Certificate Course, educators will better understand the psychological processes of learning and development. Using the knowledge provided in the course, they will be able to create improved lesson plans that will encourage and aid their students’ learning and improve their own ability to fulfil their roles.

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. 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.

Who would benefit from this course?

Written by a leading authority on Autism, this comprehensive and powerful course aims to provide a better awareness of the term “autism” and “autistic spectrum disorder” (ASD), it teaches how to best support individuals with autism and equips parents, care givers and teachers with the skills and knowledge needed to help as many people as possible.

This course would be beneficial to anyone looking to understand more about Autism, parents, caregivers and teachers.

4. 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.

Who would benefit from this course?

The primary audience for this course is parents of children with autism, although it will be of great benefit to you if you work with, or would like to work with, ASD children in any capacity (teacher, classroom assistant, carer, etc.)

You will learn techniques and strategies that will help you within your role as a parent, educator or carer, as well as gain a detailed insight into autism and how families cope with children on the spectrum.

5. 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 Certificate 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 Certificate, 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.

6. Cerebral Palsy Awareness: Understanding Of The Wider Scope Of Cerebral Palsy

Over the years, treatments for persons with Cerebral Palsy have become increasingly more progressive. The Cerebral Palsy Awareness Certificate Course looks at treatments from both traditional and complementary medicine. With more options than ever before, these treatments can lead to less pain, reduced spasticity, a higher level of independent movement, and a sense of being able to participate more fully in life than ever before.

Learning how to deal with the day-to-day is an important part of living with Cerebral Palsy. The course discusses the benefits of having a support system in place, should extra help be needed, and details self-advocacy techniques and strategies that can be used to build confidence and independence. You will also learn about the 6 major aspects of life in which a sense of wellbeing can enable a person to make positive changes.

Knowing your rights is an important part of living with Cerebral Palsy. The course discusses the wider world of disability rights, the law, and strategies/accommodations that can ensure the best possible integration in school and work environments.

Who would benefit from this course?

The Cerebral Palsy Awareness Certificate Course offers knowledge and practical advice both to those living with the condition and practitioners who work with people who have Cerebral Palsy.

The course will also be of interest to friends and family members of those who have Cerebral Palsy and anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in this area.

7. 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.

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course is designed for anyone interested in disability provision, especially those who live and work with those in this group, as educators, parents, health professionals or carers.

As one of the aforementioned, you are in a position to make life-changing decisions for someone within your care. This course will give you the tools you need to understand the kind of support required by an individual with Down’s syndrome, at various stages of their life, and how to acquire it.

8. 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.

9. Understanding Dyslexia: Learn How To Better Comprehend Dyslexia

The Understanding Dyslexia Course helps students to better comprehend dyslexia, as well as how it can affect a child’s self-esteem, how to identify it, and importantly it covers the many ways in which teaching can be adapted to help a dyslexic learner.

Unless you yourself or someone close to you has dyslexia or if you teach those with the learning difficulty, it is often misunderstood and can actually go undiagnosed for some time, as it is seen as an “invisible” difficulty.

Developmental Dyslexia (more commonly known as simply “Dyslexia”) is a Specific Learning Difficulty that affects the way the brain processes language, making it difficult for those affected to acquire skills in reading, writing and spelling, though it does not affect a person’s intelligence. The Understanding Dyslexia Course begins by introducing students to dyslexia, how those with the condition are affected, and the causes.

We discuss ‘Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)’ and how those with dyslexia are often affected by more than just the one condition. Here other SpLDs are outlined and students will learn how they can recognise and support a child with these various conditions.

As students begin to understand how a child with dyslexia may be feeling, the course also shows how to support children emotionally, with tools and techniques to increase their self-worth and regain positivity.

You will learn how to identify and diagnose dyslexia in both children and adults. This includes common behaviours that can be noted in undiagnosed children, including how they often hide symptoms, as well as various tests that can be undertaken.

The Understanding Dyslexia Course informs students about the importance of inclusion and what this means. Also in this module Special Educational Need or Disabilities in the law are discussed, both from parents and educational establishment’s point of view, and how the relationship between both can benefit the child.

At the point which a child is diagnosed with dyslexia and is receiving an education adapted to his or her needs, it is important for their educators (both in school and at home) to understand literacy. The course talks in great depth about literacy and includes discussion on the importance of literacy, methods to teach the subject, the various parts of the subject, and includes various studies into the topic.

You will learn key areas that those with dyslexia can struggle with and shows how they can be overcome. These are Memory, Concentration, and Organisation, as well as an additional section named ‘Other Strategies that can Help’.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

The Understanding Dyslexia Course is actually something that could benefit most people as, whether you know it or not, you probably know someone who is dyslexic and this knowledge will help you to better understand them and how they learn.

More specifically the course will benefit parents who either have a dyslexia-diagnosed child or think that they’re child may have the condition or the other SpLDs (Specific Learning Difficulty) covered in the course. Educators at all levels will also learn a lot from the course and being at the forefront of education are in the unique position to recognise symptoms and to either alter their teaching or aid children and their parents to find appropriate learning opportunities.

Similarly, anyone already working with dyslexic children, or who would like to, could gain a lot from enrolling on this course.

10. Dementia Awareness: Understanding Dementia

There is a significant lack of readily-available education on dementia for those providing care, be they a family member or in some cases students and practising care givers. This course provides a thorough understanding of all aspects of this complex subject.

Caring for an individual with symptoms of dementia is challenging. It’s even harder if you don’t fully understand the condition. With this in mind, the course shares basic information about the different types of dementia, the causes, and the common risk factors that contribute to its development in an individual.

You will learn how to spot the onset of dementia and how a diagnosis is determined. You will also discover how it damages the brain; what the cognitive, functional, behavioural and emotional changes that can occur are, and what treatments can be used to slow progression.

‘Person-centered care’ brings focus to the needs and preferences of an individual with dementia, in a respectful and responsive way. It also considers the values of the person and their family in all aspects of decision making. You will discover more about this type of care in this course.

To communicate effectively with those who have dementia requires respect, inclusiveness, and a thorough understanding of effective communication strategies. You need to adapt to continue meaningful communication throughout each phase of dementia. The Dementia Awareness Course explains how to do this, along with guidance on how to overcome even the most challenging of communication barriers.

As a caregiver, you need to encompass the role by learning how to manage chronic and intermittent medical conditions, monitor psychological changes, and provide a level of personal care that may be outside of your current comfort zone. You will also have to manage your own, and the sufferer’s family’s, expectations of the care that can be provided. This course guides you through the considerations you must make and how to go about being a carer for a family member.

The symptoms of dementia can leave those with the condition in a vulnerable state. The Dementia Awareness Course outlines how to assess and manage home safety risks, to limit possible hazards, and how to prepare for emergencies.

Loss of social abilities through dementia can leave its sufferers feeling an increased sense of alienation and isolation. It is important to employ meaningful activities that promote physical and mental stimulation, self-expression, and interaction, to bring back a sense of belonging, purpose, normality, and enjoyment. This course guides you through activities that can be used to stimulate the senses and encourage social interaction, and what the positive outcomes of these activities can be.

Due to the nature of dementia, someone with the condition is likely to exhibit some forms of challenging behaviour. The Dementia Awareness Course provides guidance on how to respond to some of the more common behaviours. These include agitation, screaming, wandering, sexual dis-inhibition, and cursing (swearing). This information also provides a basis for you to formulate similar or new strategies for other types of challenging behaviours that you may come across.

Providing care to an individual with dementia involves a network of people, which itself needs support. The course explains the roles of the various people involved and educates on how to help the primary caregiver, especially when this is a family member.

Who would benefit from the course?

The Dementia Awareness Certificate Course is aimed at carers of those with dementia, family members, and those looking for a thorough understanding of this complex subject. It is also especially useful to business owners/managers who administer long-term care homes for individuals with dementia.

Some caregivers have little, if any, prior health or dementia education and begin the task of care with little preparation or understanding of what is involved. This course will teach you everything you need to know about dementia and how to best help the sufferers of this condition.

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Ultimate Educational Psychology Bundle, 10 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Educational Psychology

Module 1: What Is Educational Psychology?

  • Part 1: What Is Educational Psychology?
  • Part 2: Present Status and Concerns
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: The Learning Process

  • Part 1: The Learning Process
  • Part 2: Major Theories and Models of Learning
  • Part 3: Three key ideas about respondent conditioning
  • Part 4: Cognitivism
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Student Development

  • Part 1: Why Development Matters
  • Part 2: Cognitive Development: The Theory of Jean Piaget
  • Part 3: Erik Erikson: Eight Psychosocial Crises of Development
  • Part 4: Moral Development: Forming a Sense of Rights and Responsibilities
  • Part 5: Gilligan’s Morality of Care
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Student Motivation

  • Part 1: Motives as Behaviour
  • Part 2: Motives as Goals
  • Part 3: Motives as Interests
  • Part 4: Motivation as Self-Efficacy
  • Part 5: Motivation as Self-Determination
  • Part 6: Expectancy X Value: Effects on Students’ Motivation
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Student Diversity

  • Part 1: Individual Styles of Learning and Thinking
  • Part 2: Gifted and Talented Students
  • Part 3: Gender Differences in the Classroom
  • Part 4: Differences in Cultural Expectations and Styles
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Students with Special Educational Needs

  • Part 1: Categories of Disabilities and Their Ambiguities
  • Part 2: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Part 3: Intellectual Disabilities
  • Part 4: Behavioural Disorders
  • Part 5: Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Classroom Management and the Learning Environment

  • Part 1: Why Classroom Management Matters
  • Part 2: Preventing Management Problems by Focusing Students on Learning
  • Part 3: Establishing Daily Procedures and Routines
  • Part 4: Communicating the Importance of Learning and of Positive Behaviour
  • Part 5: Responding to Student Misbehaviour
  • Part 6: Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Facilitating Complex Thinking

  • Part 1: Forms of Thinking Associated With Classroom Learning
  • Part 2: Problem Solving
  • Part 3: Broad Instructional Strategies That Stimulate Complex Thinking
  • Part 4: Mastery Learning
  • Part 5: Student-Centred Models of Learning
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 8 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 - Autism Awareness

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 4 - 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 5 - Bipolar Disorder Awareness

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 6 - Cerebral Palsy Awareness 

Module 1 – The Five Forms of Cerebral Palsy

  • Part 1: Various Forms of CP
  • Part 2: The Needs of Children with CP
  • Part 3: The Needs of Teens with CP
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Treatments for CP

  • Part 1: Standard Treatments
  • Part 2: Complementary Medicine and CP
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Self-help for People with CP

  • Part 1: Family and Support Networks
  • Part 2: Self-Advocacy Techniques and Strategies
  • Part 3: Wellness for People with CP
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Living with CP

  • Part 1: The Matrix of Practical Strategies
  • Part 2: The Equality Act of 2010 – Disability and the Law
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – People with Disabilities Throughout History

  • Part 1: An Historical Timeline of Understanding CP
  • Part 2: The Medical Causes of CP
  • Part 3: CP Treatments Through the Centuries
  • Part 4: The Medical Model
  • Part 5: The Birth of Disability Rights
  • Part 6: The Social Construction Model
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Working with People who have CP

  • Part 1: Encouraging Independence and Self-Sufficiency
  • Part 2: Independent Living
  • Part 3: Encouraging Self-Advocacy
  • Part 4: Relationships and Intimacy
  • Part 5: Barrier Free Living
  • Part 6: Assistive Technology
  • Part 7: Encouraging Fitness, and Wellness for People with CP
  • Part 8: Four Complete Adaptive Workouts for People with CP
  • Part 9: Nutrition and Wellness
  • Module 6 Assessment

Course 7 - Downs Syndrome Awareness

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 8 - 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 9 - Understanding Dyslexia

Module 1: Introduction: What is Dyslexia and What Causes It?

  • Part 1: What is Dyslexia ?
  • Part 2: Causes of Dyslexia
  • Part 3: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Common Co-occurring OtherSpecific Learning Difficulties

  • Part 1: What is a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)
  • Part 2: Dyscalculia
  • Part 3: Dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder)
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Impact of Dyslexia on a Child’s Self Esteem,Life Skills Development and Academic Progress

  • Part 1: The Impact of Dyslexia on a Child’s Self Esteem, Life Skills Development and Academic Progress
  • Part 2: How are Social Skills and Self-Esteem Affected in a Child with Dyslexia?
  • Part 3: Dyslexia Itself Doesn’t Cause Low Self-Worth
  • Part 4: Stress
  • Part 5: Dyslexia Can Cause Issues At Home
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Identification Assessment and Diagnosis of Dyslexia

  • Part 1: How and Why Children Learn to Hide their Symptoms
  • Part 2: Dyslexia Assessments
  • Part 3: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Inclusion – what it means and why it’s important, and how to adapt teaching to a child’s needs

  • Part 1: What Does Inclusion Mean?
  • Part 2: Inclusion and the Law
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Part 3: Barriers to Inclusion
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: The Principles of Literacy Teaching and Learning

  • Part 1: What is Literacy­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­?
  • Part 2: Teaching Literacy
  • Part 3: The 1880 Education Act
  • Part 4: Teaching Literacy
  • Part 5: Structured Teaching
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Dyslexia and Developing Study Skills

  • Part 1: Dyslexia and Developing Study Skills
  • Part 2: CONCENTRATION
  • Part 3: How to Improve Concentration
  • Part 4: ORGANISATION
  • Part 5: Other Strategies That Can Help
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment

Course 10 - Dementia Awareness

Module 1 – Overview of Dementia

  • Part 1: What is dementia?
  • Part 2: Common types of dementia
  • Part 3: Risk factors for dementia
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Signs and Symptoms of Dementia

  • Part 1: Common signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Part 2: Professional diagnosis
  • Part 3: Damaged areas of the brain
  • Part 4: Cognitive, functional, behavioural and emotional changes
  • Part 5: Treatments for dementia
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Approach to Caring for Individuals with Symptoms Associated with Dementia

  • Part 1: The elements of person-centred care
  • Part 2: Compassionate practices
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Communication

  • Part 1: Respect and Inclusiveness
  • Part 2: Communication during early stage of dementia
  • Part 3: ‘I want to go home!’
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Learning to Care

  • Part 1: Chronic medical conditions
  • Part 2: Acute medical conditions
  • Part 3: Expanding family comfort zones during personal care
  • Part 4: Resistance to care
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Safety and Dementia

  • Part 1: Safety risks
  • Part 2: Falls and injuries
  • Part 3: Preparing for emergencies
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 –Activities and Dementia

  • Part 1: Meaningful activities
  • Part 2: How activities benefit everyone
  • Part 3: Activities for home
  • Part 4: Activities for long-term care homes
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Specific Challenging Behaviours and Dementia

  • Part 1: Agitation and aggressive behaviours
  • Part 2: Bathing and grooming
  • Part 3: Sundowning
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Support for Dementia Caregivers

  • Part 1: Care teams
  • Part 2: Education
  • Module 9 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

Get Educational Psychology, ADHD Awareness, Autism Awareness, Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support, Bipolar Disorder Awareness, Cerebral Palsy Awareness, Syndrome Awareness, Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness, Understanding Dyslexia and Dementia Awareness in this Bundle

1. Educational Psychology: Create And Deliver Effective Lessons

The Educational Psychology Course explains the ways in which students learn and develop, whilst providing discussions and practical examples of how this information can be incorporated into teaching frameworks and used to plan, create and deliver effective lessons.

Students will have an improved understanding of human behaviour and mental processes within an educational context.

The course covers the following aspects of educational psychology: history, learning theories, student development theories, motivation, and some classroom management skills.

We look at the history of the subject, including where thinking is now, topics and specialisms within this area, and the importance of Educational Psychology. The process of learning can be physical, social, or emotional as well as cognitive, the results of which are a permanent change in behaviour, skills, knowledge, or attitude. We will explain various theories and guide you through well-practiced processes.

Students will learn about childhood growth and developmental experiences in relation to the teaching process. Providing an overview of the stages of development, we then look at each stage individually, before moving on to some specific areas of development.

We look at the differences in motivation and how to tune into student’s choices, desires, and attitudes, to aid their motivation. The module discusses 7 major theories about motives and their sources, these are:

  • Motives as behaviour change
  • Motives as goals
  • Motives as interests
  • Motives as attributions about success
  • Motives as beliefs about self-efficacy
  • Motives as self-determination
  • Expectancy-value theory

We illustrate the ways students can be different, and how these differences are reflected in how they learn. We cover topics such as: the way in which individuals prefer to learn, different intelligence types, gifted students, cultural expectations, and gender differences.

Looking at special educational needs. We include how to recognise the signs of certain conditions and how to adapt learning to fit those with additional needs, be they physical, intellectual, sensory, learning or behavioural, so that they may still reach their full potential.

The course discusses the three somewhat complex forms of thinking that are commonly pursued in classroom learning: critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving. The course then goes on to explain how these are stimulated, using two types of instruction: Teacher-Directed and Student-Centred.

Who would benefit from the course?

Using the theories and practical examples explained in the Educational Psychology Certificate Course, educators will better understand the psychological processes of learning and development. Using the knowledge provided in the course, they will be able to create improved lesson plans that will encourage and aid their students’ learning and improve their own ability to fulfil their roles.

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. 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.

Who would benefit from this course?

Written by a leading authority on Autism, this comprehensive and powerful course aims to provide a better awareness of the term “autism” and “autistic spectrum disorder” (ASD), it teaches how to best support individuals with autism and equips parents, care givers and teachers with the skills and knowledge needed to help as many people as possible.

This course would be beneficial to anyone looking to understand more about Autism, parents, caregivers and teachers.

4. 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.

Who would benefit from this course?

The primary audience for this course is parents of children with autism, although it will be of great benefit to you if you work with, or would like to work with, ASD children in any capacity (teacher, classroom assistant, carer, etc.)

You will learn techniques and strategies that will help you within your role as a parent, educator or carer, as well as gain a detailed insight into autism and how families cope with children on the spectrum.

5. 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 Certificate 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 Certificate, 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.

6. Cerebral Palsy Awareness: Understanding Of The Wider Scope Of Cerebral Palsy

Over the years, treatments for persons with Cerebral Palsy have become increasingly more progressive. The Cerebral Palsy Awareness Certificate Course looks at treatments from both traditional and complementary medicine. With more options than ever before, these treatments can lead to less pain, reduced spasticity, a higher level of independent movement, and a sense of being able to participate more fully in life than ever before.

Learning how to deal with the day-to-day is an important part of living with Cerebral Palsy. The course discusses the benefits of having a support system in place, should extra help be needed, and details self-advocacy techniques and strategies that can be used to build confidence and independence. You will also learn about the 6 major aspects of life in which a sense of wellbeing can enable a person to make positive changes.

Knowing your rights is an important part of living with Cerebral Palsy. The course discusses the wider world of disability rights, the law, and strategies/accommodations that can ensure the best possible integration in school and work environments.

Who would benefit from this course?

The Cerebral Palsy Awareness Certificate Course offers knowledge and practical advice both to those living with the condition and practitioners who work with people who have Cerebral Palsy.

The course will also be of interest to friends and family members of those who have Cerebral Palsy and anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in this area.

7. 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.

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course is designed for anyone interested in disability provision, especially those who live and work with those in this group, as educators, parents, health professionals or carers.

As one of the aforementioned, you are in a position to make life-changing decisions for someone within your care. This course will give you the tools you need to understand the kind of support required by an individual with Down’s syndrome, at various stages of their life, and how to acquire it.

8. 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.

9. Understanding Dyslexia: Learn How To Better Comprehend Dyslexia

The Understanding Dyslexia Course helps students to better comprehend dyslexia, as well as how it can affect a child’s self-esteem, how to identify it, and importantly it covers the many ways in which teaching can be adapted to help a dyslexic learner.

Unless you yourself or someone close to you has dyslexia or if you teach those with the learning difficulty, it is often misunderstood and can actually go undiagnosed for some time, as it is seen as an “invisible” difficulty.

Developmental Dyslexia (more commonly known as simply “Dyslexia”) is a Specific Learning Difficulty that affects the way the brain processes language, making it difficult for those affected to acquire skills in reading, writing and spelling, though it does not affect a person’s intelligence. The Understanding Dyslexia Course begins by introducing students to dyslexia, how those with the condition are affected, and the causes.

We discuss ‘Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)’ and how those with dyslexia are often affected by more than just the one condition. Here other SpLDs are outlined and students will learn how they can recognise and support a child with these various conditions.

As students begin to understand how a child with dyslexia may be feeling, the course also shows how to support children emotionally, with tools and techniques to increase their self-worth and regain positivity.

You will learn how to identify and diagnose dyslexia in both children and adults. This includes common behaviours that can be noted in undiagnosed children, including how they often hide symptoms, as well as various tests that can be undertaken.

The Understanding Dyslexia Course informs students about the importance of inclusion and what this means. Also in this module Special Educational Need or Disabilities in the law are discussed, both from parents and educational establishment’s point of view, and how the relationship between both can benefit the child.

At the point which a child is diagnosed with dyslexia and is receiving an education adapted to his or her needs, it is important for their educators (both in school and at home) to understand literacy. The course talks in great depth about literacy and includes discussion on the importance of literacy, methods to teach the subject, the various parts of the subject, and includes various studies into the topic.

You will learn key areas that those with dyslexia can struggle with and shows how they can be overcome. These are Memory, Concentration, and Organisation, as well as an additional section named ‘Other Strategies that can Help’.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

The Understanding Dyslexia Course is actually something that could benefit most people as, whether you know it or not, you probably know someone who is dyslexic and this knowledge will help you to better understand them and how they learn.

More specifically the course will benefit parents who either have a dyslexia-diagnosed child or think that they’re child may have the condition or the other SpLDs (Specific Learning Difficulty) covered in the course. Educators at all levels will also learn a lot from the course and being at the forefront of education are in the unique position to recognise symptoms and to either alter their teaching or aid children and their parents to find appropriate learning opportunities.

Similarly, anyone already working with dyslexic children, or who would like to, could gain a lot from enrolling on this course.

10. Dementia Awareness: Understanding Dementia

There is a significant lack of readily-available education on dementia for those providing care, be they a family member or in some cases students and practising care givers. This course provides a thorough understanding of all aspects of this complex subject.

Caring for an individual with symptoms of dementia is challenging. It’s even harder if you don’t fully understand the condition. With this in mind, the course shares basic information about the different types of dementia, the causes, and the common risk factors that contribute to its development in an individual.

You will learn how to spot the onset of dementia and how a diagnosis is determined. You will also discover how it damages the brain; what the cognitive, functional, behavioural and emotional changes that can occur are, and what treatments can be used to slow progression.

‘Person-centered care’ brings focus to the needs and preferences of an individual with dementia, in a respectful and responsive way. It also considers the values of the person and their family in all aspects of decision making. You will discover more about this type of care in this course.

To communicate effectively with those who have dementia requires respect, inclusiveness, and a thorough understanding of effective communication strategies. You need to adapt to continue meaningful communication throughout each phase of dementia. The Dementia Awareness Course explains how to do this, along with guidance on how to overcome even the most challenging of communication barriers.

As a caregiver, you need to encompass the role by learning how to manage chronic and intermittent medical conditions, monitor psychological changes, and provide a level of personal care that may be outside of your current comfort zone. You will also have to manage your own, and the sufferer’s family’s, expectations of the care that can be provided. This course guides you through the considerations you must make and how to go about being a carer for a family member.

The symptoms of dementia can leave those with the condition in a vulnerable state. The Dementia Awareness Course outlines how to assess and manage home safety risks, to limit possible hazards, and how to prepare for emergencies.

Loss of social abilities through dementia can leave its sufferers feeling an increased sense of alienation and isolation. It is important to employ meaningful activities that promote physical and mental stimulation, self-expression, and interaction, to bring back a sense of belonging, purpose, normality, and enjoyment. This course guides you through activities that can be used to stimulate the senses and encourage social interaction, and what the positive outcomes of these activities can be.

Due to the nature of dementia, someone with the condition is likely to exhibit some forms of challenging behaviour. The Dementia Awareness Course provides guidance on how to respond to some of the more common behaviours. These include agitation, screaming, wandering, sexual dis-inhibition, and cursing (swearing). This information also provides a basis for you to formulate similar or new strategies for other types of challenging behaviours that you may come across.

Providing care to an individual with dementia involves a network of people, which itself needs support. The course explains the roles of the various people involved and educates on how to help the primary caregiver, especially when this is a family member.

Who would benefit from the course?

The Dementia Awareness Certificate Course is aimed at carers of those with dementia, family members, and those looking for a thorough understanding of this complex subject. It is also especially useful to business owners/managers who administer long-term care homes for individuals with dementia.

Some caregivers have little, if any, prior health or dementia education and begin the task of care with little preparation or understanding of what is involved. This course will teach you everything you need to know about dementia and how to best help the sufferers of this condition.

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Ultimate Educational Psychology Bundle, 10 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Educational Psychology

Module 1: What Is Educational Psychology?

  • Part 1: What Is Educational Psychology?
  • Part 2: Present Status and Concerns
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: The Learning Process

  • Part 1: The Learning Process
  • Part 2: Major Theories and Models of Learning
  • Part 3: Three key ideas about respondent conditioning
  • Part 4: Cognitivism
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Student Development

  • Part 1: Why Development Matters
  • Part 2: Cognitive Development: The Theory of Jean Piaget
  • Part 3: Erik Erikson: Eight Psychosocial Crises of Development
  • Part 4: Moral Development: Forming a Sense of Rights and Responsibilities
  • Part 5: Gilligan’s Morality of Care
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Student Motivation

  • Part 1: Motives as Behaviour
  • Part 2: Motives as Goals
  • Part 3: Motives as Interests
  • Part 4: Motivation as Self-Efficacy
  • Part 5: Motivation as Self-Determination
  • Part 6: Expectancy X Value: Effects on Students’ Motivation
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Student Diversity

  • Part 1: Individual Styles of Learning and Thinking
  • Part 2: Gifted and Talented Students
  • Part 3: Gender Differences in the Classroom
  • Part 4: Differences in Cultural Expectations and Styles
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Students with Special Educational Needs

  • Part 1: Categories of Disabilities and Their Ambiguities
  • Part 2: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Part 3: Intellectual Disabilities
  • Part 4: Behavioural Disorders
  • Part 5: Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Classroom Management and the Learning Environment

  • Part 1: Why Classroom Management Matters
  • Part 2: Preventing Management Problems by Focusing Students on Learning
  • Part 3: Establishing Daily Procedures and Routines
  • Part 4: Communicating the Importance of Learning and of Positive Behaviour
  • Part 5: Responding to Student Misbehaviour
  • Part 6: Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Facilitating Complex Thinking

  • Part 1: Forms of Thinking Associated With Classroom Learning
  • Part 2: Problem Solving
  • Part 3: Broad Instructional Strategies That Stimulate Complex Thinking
  • Part 4: Mastery Learning
  • Part 5: Student-Centred Models of Learning
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 8 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 - Autism Awareness

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 4 - 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 5 - Bipolar Disorder Awareness

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 6 - Cerebral Palsy Awareness 

Module 1 – The Five Forms of Cerebral Palsy

  • Part 1: Various Forms of CP
  • Part 2: The Needs of Children with CP
  • Part 3: The Needs of Teens with CP
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Treatments for CP

  • Part 1: Standard Treatments
  • Part 2: Complementary Medicine and CP
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Self-help for People with CP

  • Part 1: Family and Support Networks
  • Part 2: Self-Advocacy Techniques and Strategies
  • Part 3: Wellness for People with CP
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Living with CP

  • Part 1: The Matrix of Practical Strategies
  • Part 2: The Equality Act of 2010 – Disability and the Law
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – People with Disabilities Throughout History

  • Part 1: An Historical Timeline of Understanding CP
  • Part 2: The Medical Causes of CP
  • Part 3: CP Treatments Through the Centuries
  • Part 4: The Medical Model
  • Part 5: The Birth of Disability Rights
  • Part 6: The Social Construction Model
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Working with People who have CP

  • Part 1: Encouraging Independence and Self-Sufficiency
  • Part 2: Independent Living
  • Part 3: Encouraging Self-Advocacy
  • Part 4: Relationships and Intimacy
  • Part 5: Barrier Free Living
  • Part 6: Assistive Technology
  • Part 7: Encouraging Fitness, and Wellness for People with CP
  • Part 8: Four Complete Adaptive Workouts for People with CP
  • Part 9: Nutrition and Wellness
  • Module 6 Assessment

Course 7 - Downs Syndrome Awareness

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 8 - 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 9 - Understanding Dyslexia

Module 1: Introduction: What is Dyslexia and What Causes It?

  • Part 1: What is Dyslexia ?
  • Part 2: Causes of Dyslexia
  • Part 3: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Common Co-occurring OtherSpecific Learning Difficulties

  • Part 1: What is a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)
  • Part 2: Dyscalculia
  • Part 3: Dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder)
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Impact of Dyslexia on a Child’s Self Esteem,Life Skills Development and Academic Progress

  • Part 1: The Impact of Dyslexia on a Child’s Self Esteem, Life Skills Development and Academic Progress
  • Part 2: How are Social Skills and Self-Esteem Affected in a Child with Dyslexia?
  • Part 3: Dyslexia Itself Doesn’t Cause Low Self-Worth
  • Part 4: Stress
  • Part 5: Dyslexia Can Cause Issues At Home
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Identification Assessment and Diagnosis of Dyslexia

  • Part 1: How and Why Children Learn to Hide their Symptoms
  • Part 2: Dyslexia Assessments
  • Part 3: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Inclusion – what it means and why it’s important, and how to adapt teaching to a child’s needs

  • Part 1: What Does Inclusion Mean?
  • Part 2: Inclusion and the Law
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Part 3: Barriers to Inclusion
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: The Principles of Literacy Teaching and Learning

  • Part 1: What is Literacy­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­?
  • Part 2: Teaching Literacy
  • Part 3: The 1880 Education Act
  • Part 4: Teaching Literacy
  • Part 5: Structured Teaching
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Dyslexia and Developing Study Skills

  • Part 1: Dyslexia and Developing Study Skills
  • Part 2: CONCENTRATION
  • Part 3: How to Improve Concentration
  • Part 4: ORGANISATION
  • Part 5: Other Strategies That Can Help
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment

Course 10 - Dementia Awareness

Module 1 – Overview of Dementia

  • Part 1: What is dementia?
  • Part 2: Common types of dementia
  • Part 3: Risk factors for dementia
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Signs and Symptoms of Dementia

  • Part 1: Common signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Part 2: Professional diagnosis
  • Part 3: Damaged areas of the brain
  • Part 4: Cognitive, functional, behavioural and emotional changes
  • Part 5: Treatments for dementia
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Approach to Caring for Individuals with Symptoms Associated with Dementia

  • Part 1: The elements of person-centred care
  • Part 2: Compassionate practices
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Communication

  • Part 1: Respect and Inclusiveness
  • Part 2: Communication during early stage of dementia
  • Part 3: ‘I want to go home!’
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Learning to Care

  • Part 1: Chronic medical conditions
  • Part 2: Acute medical conditions
  • Part 3: Expanding family comfort zones during personal care
  • Part 4: Resistance to care
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Safety and Dementia

  • Part 1: Safety risks
  • Part 2: Falls and injuries
  • Part 3: Preparing for emergencies
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 –Activities and Dementia

  • Part 1: Meaningful activities
  • Part 2: How activities benefit everyone
  • Part 3: Activities for home
  • Part 4: Activities for long-term care homes
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Specific Challenging Behaviours and Dementia

  • Part 1: Agitation and aggressive behaviours
  • Part 2: Bathing and grooming
  • Part 3: Sundowning
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Support for Dementia Caregivers

  • Part 1: Care teams
  • Part 2: Education
  • Module 9 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

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

All systems

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

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course ID No.: 012CE8810CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 150 hours per course
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Qualification: Certificate

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