Understanding Special Needs and the methods to work with special needs

Course description:

Understanding Special Needs and the methods to work with special needs, is a course that aims to enlighten you about the five most common special needs; autism, AD(H)D, dyslexia, cerebral palsy as well as Down Syndrome. 

You will learn how to spot these needs as well as the causes of these needs. Normal development is also discussed as it is necessary to know when development might not be following the usual path.

All approved and known methods to work with these special needs are also discussed in detail with video examples and plenty of practical helpful guidelines.

The course consists of notes by the presenter, online text as well as many links to videos that explain and give examples of the various methods and needs.

This course has international accreditation through a company in the UK and you will receive 21 CPD points for completing this course.

Lecture 1

Learn more about normal child development as well as about the five most common special needs.

Lecture 2

Find out if you have the typical personality traits to work with people with special needs. Also learn about the differences between sympathy/empathy as well as discipline/punishment. You will also learn about the possible causes of “problem” behaviour.

Lecture 3

All the known methods to work with people with special needs are discussed with video examples to show you the practical side.

Lecture 4

Learn about your senses and how they impact our daily lives. Examples are given of specific symptoms as well as suggestions on what to do to help the person overcome obstacles thrown in their path by their senses.

Lecture 5

Understand the exact roles of speech and language therapists, physical therapists as well as occupational therapists so that you may know exactly how they may help you and the person with special needs.

Lecture 6

Life skills is one of the most important aspects of daily living. Learn more about the various life skills as well as which ones are needed for as independent a life as possible.

Lecture 7

It is necessary to find your starting point as a tutor, teacher, facilitator, parent or therapist. Find out which practical aspects will help you start, as well the importance of looking after yourself.

Lecture 8

Lists of equipment you may need to help enhance various motor skills as well as cognitive skills.

Lecture 9

This is a summary of the ideas, concepts or facts that you must not forget!

Yes, it is. The course has been accredited by a UK company for international accreditation and is worth 21 CPD points.
No there aren’t. All the material for course is online and you go through it by yourself. All the material will be available for you to view, even after you have completed the course.
You have 12 months. We know life is busy and can be hectic, our aim is to help, not to make you feel as if you have another burden.
You may send any questions you have to courses@helpmychild.co.za and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you may also join the Help My Child Study Group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2058125660923135/?ref=bookmarks) , and ask your questions there.
Yes, you will! You will receive your certificate with your CPD points.
No. There is only an “open book” test that you must complete and send in to be marked at the end of the course.
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: 21 students
Duration: 21 Hours
Lectures: 9