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 behaviour, 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 essential topics on developmental disorders and caring for children with developmental disorders. It begins by introducing developmental disorders in general, then explaining specific conditions such as Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The course then introduces 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 crucial strategies for handling a child with a developmental disorder during a meltdown. It differentiates between a meltdown and a tantrum. It then teaches how children can be taught to carry out important functions like feeding and using the toilet independently. It covers strategies for handling selective feeders and tips for determining whether a child is ready to be trained to feed or use the bathroom themselves.
Living with Autism or similar developmental disorders presents tough challenges to children and 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. It will 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 and to better care for children with these conditions.

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