Teaching Assistant and Understanding Autism Level 3

Course code: ABC1120

Are you interested in the role of a teaching assistant? Do you want to develop your knowledge of autism? Then with this bundle you can do just that, from home!

  • Understand how autism is identified and diagnosed
  • Explore the key features of autism in terms of ‘the triad of impairments’
  • Identify and understand the key features of disorders that may accompany autism or be diagnosed alongside it
  • Learn that autism is a spectrum disorder which affects individuals in a wide variety of ways
  • Identify practical ways to support individuals in their day-to-day functioning, in terms of helping them to address and overcome difficulties experienced as a result of the triad of impairments
  • Understand how best to support individuals with autism in terms of promoting good health, social inclusion and active participation
  • Explore the problems individuals with autism may face in terms of discrimination, bullying and access to opportunities and services
Course Overview

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Study Hours

Approximately 160 hours.

Course Outcome

Teaching Assistant and Understanding Autism Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course Content

Teaching Assistant Level 3

  • Accommodating different learning styles
  • Independent learning
  • Supporting independent learning
  • Learning activities
  • Primary school activities
  • Secondary school activities
  • Feedback on learning activities
  • Play and development
  • Creating play spaces
  • Involving children in play space creation
  • The importance of the consultation process
  • Supporting a play session
  • Play space legislation
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Risk assessments for play spaces
  • Modelling appropriate behaviour
  • External factors
  • Supporting behavioural difficulties
  • Rewarding positive behaviour
  • Recognising positive behaviour
  • Effective communication
  • Applying communication to teams
  • Team working
  • Relationship issues within a team
  • Minimising conflict
  • Coordinating the classroom
  • Learning and development patterns
  • Intellectual learning and development patterns
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and language
  • Differentiation
  • Creating a stimulating work environment
  • Gifted and talented programmes
  • Delivering a gifted and talented programme
  • Equality of access legislation
  • Providing equality of access
  • Inclusivity
  • Interaction and communication needs
  • Promoting non-verbal communication skills
  • Autism
  • Supporting emotional and social needs
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Understanding Autism Level 3

  • The triad of impairments
  • Communication and social interaction
  • Repetitive and obsessive behaviour
  • Diagnosis
  • Effects
  • Legislation
  • Formal and informal networks
  • Communication and social reaction
  • Managing behaviour
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Five key senses
  • The vestibular system’
  • Proprioception
  • Poor health
  • Social exclusion
  • Develop plans
  • Social inclusion
  • Safeguarding