Introduction to Developmental Disorders

Learn about developmental disorders, and handling children with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD, in this free online course

Publisher: Liau Alex
Learn about developmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD and Asperger's, and how to handle children living with such conditions. Also learn about the strategies for handling meltdowns, using stories to teach good behavior, using visual aids for guidance, and teaching children to perform functions like feeding and using the toilet. This will help you better understand and care for individuals living with developmental disorders.
Introduction to Developmental Disorders
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    1.5-3 Hours
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This free online course covers important topics on developmental disorders and caring for children with developmental disorders. It begins by introducing developmental disorders in general, then going on to explain specific conditions such as Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The course then goes on to introduce visual aids as an effective tool in caring for autistic children, as they process images readily. The first half of the course concludes by introducing social stories as a method of teaching good behaviour.

The latter half covers meltdowns and teaching life skills to autistic children. It teaches important strategies for handling a child with developmental disorder during a meltdown, and differentiates between a meltdown and a tantrum. It then goes on to teach how children can be taught to carry out important functions like feeding and using the toilet on their own. Here it covers strategies on how to handle selective feeders, as well as tips for determining whether a child is ready to be trained to feed or use the toilet themselves.

Living with Autism, or similar developmental disorders presents tough challenges to children, as well as the caregivers that have to look after them. This free online course provides vital information on developmental disorders, strategies, and tips on handling children with developmental disorders that would be of great help to parents and handlers of autistic children, or any child for that matter. Start this free online course now to gain an understanding of such conditions, as well as information on caring for children with them in under 3 hours.

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