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Learning Disability and Autism Awareness Training

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Learning Disability & Autism Awareness Course (1 day)

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This course is primarily for those who work within a health & social care setting supporting individuals with Learning Disabilites and Autism. Delegates will learn about the causes of Learning Disabilities and also some of the basic types that staff may be supporting in their work places, and also look at some behaviours that you may come across and how to identify triggers and de-escalate and manage behaviours with individuals. This includes limit setting and boundaries with personal behaviour support plans.

Aims of this course
  • To provide an understanding of  learning disability
  • The causes of Learning Disabilities
  • Types of Learning Disability
  • Characteristics
  • Treatments available
  • Legislation and Guidelines
  • Managing and understanding behaviour
Specific Course Structure & Content
  • What is a Learning Disability
  • Causes of Learning Disability
  • Types of Learning Disability and characteristics
  • Treatments and Life expectancy
  • Independence with correct support
  • Medication
  • Identifying triggers for behaviours
  • Behaviours that challenge and understanding them
  • De-escalation strategies
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Positive Behaviour support plans and expectations for future behaviour
  • What can individuals do - not what they cannot
  • Autism
  • How they see the world
  • Legislation and Guidelines
  • Group work and discussion

There will be a questionnaire at the end of the session to ensure understanding of learners