Introduction to Developmental Disorders
Learn about developmental disorders, and handling children with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD, in this free online coursePublisher: Liau Alex
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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.Start Course Now
Introduction, Asperger's and Visual Aids
Introduction, Asperger's and Visual Aids - Learning Outcomes
Introduction and Asperger's
Effective Visual Aids
Introduction, Asperger's and Visual Aids - Lesson Summary
Meltdown Strategies and Life Skills
Meltdown Strategies and Life Skills - Learning Outcomes
Meltdown Strategies and Self Feeding
Toilet Training and Conclusion
Meltdown Strategies and Life Skills - Lesson Summary
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Define Developmental Disorders and Autism.
- Explain the Autism Spectrum.
- Differentiate between various Developmental Disorders.
- Explain the importance of Visual Aids in caring for Autistic children.
- Outline important guidelines for making effective Visual Aids.
- Explain the relevance of Social Stories.
- Define a Meltdown.
- Distinguish between a Meltdown and a Tantrum.
- Identify various strategies for dealing with a Meltdown.
- Define Functional Life Skills Training.
- Outline the steps in conducting a self-feeding program.
- Describe the process of conducting Toilet Training
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