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Care Certificate Standard 9 – Learning Disabilities Awareness

Care Certificate Standard 9 – Learning Disabilities Awareness

This Understanding Learning Disabilities online course will give an overview of issues surrounding individuals with learning disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The purpose of the course is to help the learner understand how they can better care for those with learning disabilities.


Courses included:

  • Understanding the types of learning disabilities
  • Good communication practices for persons with learning difficulties


Duration 2 Hours     CPD Points: 2

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Explain the difficulties those with learning disabilities may face and ways staff can support them through adjustments of care
    • Describe learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    • Understand the benefits of early detection of learning disabilities
    • Explain what may go wrong in care
    • Describe reporting structures
    • Understand legislation and policies including consent and capacity
  • Course Content

    Unit 1

    • Course Introduction – Understanding Learning Disabilities
    • What are Learning Disabilities
    • Signs of a Learning Disability
    • Characteristics of Learning Disabilities
    • Learning Difficulties
    • Knowledge Check – Characteristics
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Asperger’s Syndrome
    • Learning Disability and Disorder Overlap
    • Causes of Learning Disabilities
    • Knowledge Check – Disorders
    • Core Difficulties
    • Early Detection

    Unit 2

    • Communication
    • Types of Communication
    • Adapting Communication
    • Good Practices
    • Poor Practices
    • Reasonable Adjustments
    • Legislation
    • Dysphagia
    • Learning Disabilities and Dysphagia
    • Scenario – Managing Stressful Situations
    • Reporting Concerns
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accreditedCare Certificate Standard 9 – Learning Disabilities Course free course certificate.


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