Many learning disabilities and difficulties are hidden, you may be surprised to learn that 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. They are not always severe, levels of disability can vary. Attitudes towards individuals with learning disabilities can be outdated and unconscious bias can lead prejudice. This course will help you to see the individuals not the disability.
We look at Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Down's Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Autism and Cerebral Palsy.
In addition, we will cover what legislation is in place to promote and protect those with impairments. We will reflect on attitudes towards disabilities and the importance or reporting any concerns.
Modules you will cover in this Learning Disability Awareness (Adults) online training:
- In this module we will look at the difference between a learning difficulty and disability, the causes, levels of disability and different types.
- We take a look at Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia and ADHD and simple support strategies and tips.
- We take a look at Down's Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Autism and Cerebral Palsy, covering main features of each disability and how it can affect the individual
- In the final module we will look at what legislation is in place to promote and protect those with impairments. We will reflect on attitudes towards disabilities and the importance or reporting any concerns.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.
Is this course right for me?
Everyone can benefit from having a better understanding of learning disabilities, not just in the workplace but in wider society. By completing this course many preconceived ideas about learning disabilities may be challenged and you will have a increased understanding of the challenges people face, but also the capabilities of people with learning disabilities.
On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. This can be used as evidence for compliance, audit or CPD hours.