Learning Difficulty/Disability Awareness

Course Overview

This course is for individuals who want to ensure they can identify someone with a learning disability/difficulty and support them accordingly.

Who is the Course aimed at?

Practitioners and frontline staff


Course outcomes

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Outline what constitutes a learning disability/difficulty, and how it is diagnosed
  •  Show a basic understanding of specific syndromes and behavioural conditions that result in learning disabilities (e.g. Down Syndrome, Autism)
  • Have an appreciation of some other conditions that are often associated with learning disabilities/difficulties, e.g. challenging behaviour and epilepsy
  • Describe the effects of legislation, institutionalisation and labelling for people with learning disabilities
  •  Explore methods of communicating effectively with people who have learning disabilities/difficulties, including those who have little or no verbal communication
  • Outline the importance of appropriate boundaries when working with service users with learning disabilities/difficulties

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