Understanding Discipline for Special Needs

Lecture 1 – Discipline for Special Needs

The lecture shows the differences between punishment and discipline and gives practical examples of how these are presented as well as their effects on Special Needs children. The key differences and the importance of these differences are clarified.

Lecture 2 – Behaviour and Behavioural Issues

Discusses the behavioural aspects that may be encountered, how they manifest, and what the possible causes are. This is related to Special Needs children’s behaviour and behavioural problems.

Lecture 3 – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Discusses the symptoms of AD(H)D and how this affect their behaviour. It also covers the reasons behind their behavioural problems, such as tantrums. The lesson address the different symptoms of AD(H)D and the related conditions.

Lecture 4 – Autism Spectrum Disorder

Covers Autism Spectrum Disorder and the various social communication and social skills challenges that accompany it. It lists and gives examples of the various symptoms and behavioural elements of ASD.

Lecture 5 – Down Syndrome

This lecture address Down Syndrome. It discusses the physical, intellectual, and developmental symptoms associated with Down Syndrome, as well as the cognitive and behavioural problems.

Lecture 6 – Sensory Processing Disorder

This lesson looks at SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) in adults and children. It discusses the common symptoms of sensory avoidant children and in sensory seeking children. It presents the symptoms of tactile, visual, auditory, gustatory, olfactory, proprioceptive, vestibular, and interoception sensitivities.

Lecture 7 – Meltdowns versus Temper Tantrums

This lecture presents the definitions and differences between Meltdowns and Temper Tantrums. It gives key characteristics of each and looks at the various types of temperaments in children.

Lecture 8 – Communication

The lecture teaches about communicating with Special Needs children during behavioural issues to address them in a wholesome manner. It suggests various established communication methods and systems which can be used for inspiration and guidance.

Lecture 9 – Sympathy and Empathy

This lecture address the important distinctions between sympathy and empathy. Practical aexamples of disciplining children, including prevention and intervention, are presented. The main tenants of disciplining a Special Needs child are also explained.

Lecture 10 – Diagnosis specific discipline strategies (ASD)

Diagnosis specific discipline strategies are discussed in relation to ASD. The lecture discusses the various elements of disciplining a child on the autism spectrum. It also discusses some major behavioural problems and how to address these with ASD children.

Lecture 11 – Diagnosis specific discipline strategies

Continues the discussion of diagnosis specific discipline strategies in relation to ASD. This lecture most closely discusses the role of the parents, or educator, in discipline a child on the autism spectrum. Some key elements of their role and examples are presented.

Lecture 12 – Diagnosis specific discipline strategies

Diagnosis specific discipline strategies for children with AD(H)D are presented. The key actions to take and ways to approach punishment, discipline, and how to instruct are given along with examples and explanations. The Dos and Don’ts of coping with an AD(H)D child are also presented.

Lecture 13 – Diagnosis specific discipline strategies

The final chapter on diagnosis specific discipline strategies speaks of children with SPD. It addresses the issues of social stigma, how to parent, and how to manage a child with SPD.

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You will have to send in your own results once we have sent your certificate stating the amount of CPD points you received.
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You download the test (it is an editable PDF document) at the beginning of the test. (It is easy to find as part of the first Lecture.) You may then complete the questions as you go through the course material (the test is divided into sections that are based on the lectures). Once you are done, you save the document, and email it to courses@helpmychild.co.za to be marked. Once your results have been calculated, you will receive your results as well as your certificate via email.
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Enrolled: 32 students
Duration: 23 Hours
Lectures: 13