Special Needs (Free Online Course With Diploma) Alison Free Online Learning
This free online course will equip you with more knowledge and know-how to approach children with developmental disorders like Autism, ADHD, and anxiety disorder. We’ll explore the characteristics and common problems faced by children with such conditions. We’ll also guide you through proven techniques for managing such children in different scenarios - like Applied Behaviour Analysis, which is considered the gold standard for treating Autism.
This Free Online Course Includes:
- 6-10 Hours of Learning
- CPD Accreditation
- Final Assessment
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This free online course will improve your understanding of children with special needs and make it easier to care for them. We will introduce you to different developmental disorders and how they could affect children living with them. We’ll introduce you to various visual aids like social stories and visual schedules used in managing special needs children. We will provide helpful tips and guidelines for creating and using these aids. You will learn to manage meltdown situations, and we’ll show you teaching techniques for basic skills like self-feeding and using the toilet.
We will also explore Applied Behavior Analysis – the recognized standard for treating Autism. You will learn its rules, techniques, and applications to improve language, motor, cognitive and visuospatial skills. We will conclude the course by exploring the concept of school shadow support, which involves providing personalized care for a child with special needs in school settings. This part of the course also covers inclusive education and techniques and tools like functional awareness, and visual and peer support. We will also explore making a school environment easier for a child with special needs.
Developmental disorders like Autism could make being a child or caring for a child very challenging. Suppose you are a parent to a special needs child or tasked with caring for such children. In that case, you will find this comprehensive, free online course particularly useful as it will vastly improve your understanding of children with special needs. We will provide you with the tools and techniques to offer them the specialized care they need. Start this free online course now to gain the knowledge required to navigate any challenges you might face.
Introduction, Asperger's and Visual Aids
In this module. you will be introduced to developmental disorders, types of developmental disorders, and Visual Aids as a vital tools in managing children living with Autism and similar disorders.
Meltdown Strategies and Life Skills
In this module, you will learn about meltdowns, and how to handle them with Autistic children. You will also learn about teaching important life skills, Self-feeding, and Using the toilet to children living with Autism and similar developmental disorders.
ABA Theory and Components
This module introduces Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) as a concept and explains some of its guiding principles and some of its techniques. It also explains how ABA can be used to improve motor and language skills.
ABA Cognitive Skills and Visuospatial Techniques
This module demonstrates how ABA techniques like Chaining and Sequencing can be used to improve cognitive skills in Autistic children; and how techniques like Gradation and Patterning are used to improve visuospatial skills. It also teaches how to ensure lessons learned from ABA sessions are applied to general situations.
Inclusive Education Systems and Behavioural Implications
In this module, you will see an example of an inclusive education system, and understand the need for such a system. You will also learn about the characteristics of children with developmental disorders and the common challenges they face, particularly in academic environments.
Intervention Strategies. Best Practices and Independence
In this module, you will learn about visual supports like visual schedules and organisational prompts, and how they are used to improve educational, social, and behavioural skills in children with Autism and similar developmental disorders. You will also learn about involving a child's peers in the support system.
What You Will Learn In This Free Course
- Identify the common types of developmental disorders and their characteristics.
- List the various visual aid types and guidelines for making and using them.
- Explain the process of handling a child having a meltdown.
- Describe the process of conducting self-feeding and toilet training programs.
- Define Applied Behavior Analysis.
- Identify various ABA techniques for improving skills in autistic children.
- Discuss the relevance of generalization in ABA theory.
- Distinguish between motor, language, cognitive, and visuospatial skills.
- Describe the role of a shadow support teacher.
- Explain the need for an inclusive education system.
- Identify tools and techniques for intervention during shadow support.
- Describe how best handled to handle bullying cases.
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