INTRODUTORY AWARENESS OF AUTISTIC SPECTRUM CONDITONS OUTCOME 1 1, The types of difficulty that an individual with an autistic spectrum condition may have with language and other ways of communicating with others are: Body language, eye contact, non-verbal communication, they have problems with understanding and being aware of other peoples emotions and feelings. 2, Problems that individuals with an autistic spectrum condition may have in social interaction and relationships is how they hear, how they see things, how they feel, and how they interpret things around them. 3, The problems and restrictiveness in activities and interest they may have is relating to others and making friends. OUTCOME 2 1, It is important to recognize each individuals with autistic spectrum condition needs, strengths, preferences and interests so that we offer the correct level of support. Some individuals need extra support.
covert discrimination; overt discrimination; harassment; rights; labelling; vulnerability; stereotyping; inclusion; prejudice; empowerment; abuse; opportunity and equality Understand the nature and characteristics of learning disability. Explain what is meant by “learning disability”. The meaning of learning disability means i.e. ‘an incomplete or state of arrested development of the mind’. An individual with a learning disability will have significant impairment of intellectual function/social and adaptive.
Explain two alternative frameworks for understanding mental distress. 1.4. Explain how mental ill health may be indicated through an individual’s emotions, thinking and behaviour. 2.1. Explain how individuals experience discrimination due to misinformation, assumptions and stereotypes about mental ill health.
2.1 Explain why it is important to find out an individual’s communication and language needs, wishes and preferences. Some people have communication difficulties, people with Autism, dementia or people who are physically unable to speak. In order to support individuals with communication difficulties their needs, need to be understood of the difficulties they face. It is really important to recognize that people are individuals. The way you communicate with mrs a will be different from the way you communicate with Mrs B.
Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders characterised by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating markedly from those accepted by the individual's culture. These patterns develop early, are inflexible and are associated with significant distress or disability.  The definitions may vary some according to other sources.  Official criteria for diagnosing personality disorders are listed in the diagnostic manual of
1.1 Describe the types of difficulty that individuals with an autistic spectrum condition may have with language and other ways of communicating with others 1.2 Identify problems that individuals with an autistic spectrum condition may have in social interaction and relationships 1.3 Outline the problems of inflexibility and restrictiveness in activities and interests and how these may affect individuals on the autistic spectrum 2.1 Explain why it is important to recognise that each individual on the autistic spectrum has their own individual abilities, needs, strengths, preferences and interests 2.2 Describe why autism can be considered as a spectrum, encompassing individuals differing in the expression and severity of their symptoms 2.3 Identify other conditions which may be associated with an autistic spectrum condition 2.4 Outline the sensory difficulties experienced by many individuals with an autistic spectrum condition 3.1 Describe behavioural characteristics associated with autistic spectrum conditions 3.2 Identify reasons why individuals with an autistic spectrum condition may exhibit such behaviours 3.3 Describe what to do if an individual is highly anxious or stressed 4.1 Explain why it is important to have in place structures and routines which match the wishes and needs of the individual 4.2 Identify formal and informal support networks for an individual with an autistic spectrum condition 4.3 Explain why it is important to involve families/parents/carers in a person-centred approach to the support of individuals with an autistic spectrum condition 4.4 Describe ways of ensuring that support provided is consistent, both within own approach and with that of others 4.5 Describe how to contribute towards the learning of an individual with an autistic spectrum condition 5.1 Explain why it
Autistic Spectrum Conditions 1 Identify the three main characteristics of Autistic spectrum conditions, known as the triad of differences’, and describe what their effects are. i Social Interaction ii Activities and Interests (Inflexibility and restrictiveness) iii Communication 2 Describe how the characteristics relating to the ‘triad of differences’ manifest themselves in one service user you know who has an autistic spectrum condition (LD 210. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3) I Social Interaction ii Activities and Interests (Inflexibility and restrictiveness) iii Communication 3 Explain why we use the term ‘autistic spectrum’ (LD210. 2.2) 4 Name one specific condition within the autistic spectrum and describe the main behavioural characteristics of the condition (LD210. 2.3) Name of condition: Main characteristics: 5 Using as an example someone you know or have worked with, describe the specific behaviours you have observed (remember issues of confidentiality) within a reflective account at back of this workbook.
LD310 – Understanding how to support individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions 1.2 Analyse the main diagnostic features of autistic spectrum conditions, commonly known as the “triad of impairments”. The Triad of Impairment is the diagnoses model used to identify people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions as shown below. Social Interaction Communication Rigidity of Thinking As shown in this triad if impairment there are three characteristics that can be affected by the persons condition. Social Interaction This is ability the person uses to be able to interact with other people where as people without an ASC know the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour this can define the person as vulnerable and leave them open to abuse. Not knowing what is acceptable when interacting with other can lead to some serious problems for example a male resident may not realise that it is unacceptable to chase female staff around the house or to touch them on the boob without concent.
SSOP33 SSOP33.1] Understand the impact of multiple conditions and/or disabilities on individuals 1.1 Describe possible multiple conditions and/or disabilities that individuals may have. Individuals may have multiple conditions/disabilities such as physical and mental health problems, learning difficulties and sensory loss. Extra support may be required for individuals that have multiple conditions. 1.2 Explain how multiple conditions and/or disabilities may have an additional impact on the individual's wellbeing and quality of life. Multiple conditions and disabilities can affect an individual’s emotional and physical wellbeing.
Autism Diagnosis Autism is much more than just one brain disorder there is a whole spectrum full of different stages of autism. Autism is more widely known as Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) people who have ASD have difficulties in their memory, perception and motor behavior which causes them to have difficulties with emotional and social behaviors. For example, one syndrome on the autism spectrum disorders is Asperger’s syndrome which is when a person has significant trouble with social situations which is not as severe as Kanner’s which you see on the diagram above. Many disorders on the ASD are those associated with social and emotional troubles. In order for a child to begin treatment and be helped he has