Qcf Level 2 Unit 28

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Unit 28 – Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions 1. - Types of difficulty that individuals with an autistic spectrum condition may have with language and other ways of communicating with others. There are various difficulties with language amongst individuals with autism. Some individuals are non-verbal, and have to rely on alternative forms of communication such as Makaton or PECs symbols. These methods of communication can be useful for building vocabularies of individuals with limited speech. Other individuals may have a vast vocabulary, but due to rigid sets of interests may only use repetitive speech which means their communication can be out of context, making conversations difficult. 2. - Problems that individuals with an autistic spectrum condition may have in social interaction and relationships Due to the social difficulties linked with autism, individuals often find social interaction and the building of relationships very difficult. Individuals with autism often have difficulties reading non-verbal forms of communication, such as body language, and find it hard to relate to other people’s feelings and emotions, which can effect their responses to a social situation as they will appear out of context or inappropriate. Another problem an autistic individual may experience in social interaction is having a rigid set of interests. For example, an individual may have a vast knowledge on sport, and will only want to discuss this topic of interest, resulting in a monologue of interests rather than a conversation. 3. - The problems of inflexibility and restrictiveness in activities and interests and how these may affect Individuals with autism can often show inflexibility and restrictiveness in their interests. For example, routine and predictability can become very important and a change to these routines can be a distressing

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