Courses run four times a year and students are free to enrol up to the closing date for registration (see below for dates).
Early Summer term: 15 April- 10 June
Late Summer term: 1 July- 23 August
The National Autistic Society and ICEP Europe
This course has been developed in direct response to requests from parents, schools, teachers and allied professionals, for effective Asperger specific training. It provides an in-depth route to understanding the complexity of Asperger syndrome and focuses on strategies and approaches to address the need for increased awareness, knowledge, techniques and support for practitioners working in the area. The online course is offered by the National Autistic Society NAS and ICEP Europe and participants will receive expert tutor support from NAS practitioners who have been working directly with children, families, schools and educational organisations for many years.
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is designed to give teachers, parents and other professionals in health and education settings the understanding and practical skills essential to supporting children and young people with autism. It is relevant to inclusion managers, SENCOs, educational psychologists, social care workers, local authority support team members, learning support staff and allied professionals.
This course will give participants an insight into the lived experience of children and young people with Asperger syndrome by reviewing personal, professional and family perspectives on the issue. This course will also explore Asperger syndrome in terms of its social and educational implications. Participants will gain skills in recognising the strengths, differences and difficulties that these children present with, assess their learning needs, and learn how to develop strategies for intervening in the area of communication and socialisation.
The course will focus on practical approaches and evidence-based strategies which will support learning, promote personal development, and address the challenges that may emerge across these students’ school careers. Areas covered will include: language and communication, theory of mind, social isolation, teasing and bullying, special interests, cognitive abilities, motor and sensory differences, individual and family perspectives on Asperger syndrome, and best practice approaches to educational support. A wide range of issues will be covered in the course: from the pathways and processes involved in identification and diagnostic assessment, to common differences and difficulties, and the educational and behavioural strengths and challenges associated with Asperger syndrome.
Tuition and Support
Experienced NAS tutors working in the area of will provide you with individual support and guidance as you complete your studies online
Technical support is provided by a dedicated team of qualified learning technologists, who can be contacted by telephone (0208 354 7592) or email:
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Assessment & Award
Each student is required to:
Read the course material for each of the five course modules; and,
Complete the interactive learning assignment at the end of each module.
On successful completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Professional Development.
Course Fee: £230
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