Understanding & Managing Autism or Suspected Autism in Young Children
The ultimate guide to early signs, assessment, managing sleep routines, toileting, shopping and more..
Understanding and Managing Autism in Children (aged 0-8 years old)
Written by the Education Elephant psychology team and Dr. Kieron Merriman, phD, Clinical Psychologist and childhood autism expert unpicks the daily challenges that autism presents and walks you through some top techniques for handling these challenges while bringing harmony to you, your child and your home. We will talk about not only what you can do but also the different kinds of therapy that are there for your child, what works and maybe what doesn't work and what you as a parent can do to help them.
The course will cover some top methods for avoiding meltdowns and methods that will help both you and your child calm down when situations are proving challenging. We’ll also look at how to help your child with toileting (potty/toilet training), how to make shopping trips together smoother, how to develop healthy sleep routines and how to manage trips away (e.g. travelling on the bus/car/train or plane).
With this expert led course and help from specialists, you will find that autism does not have to be as debilitating as it may seem. An autism diagnosis can represent a challenge in your child’s life, but they remain a beautiful and unique individual, and you just need the right tools and advice to ensure they can succeed.
What you'll learn
Understanding And Managing Autism In Children:
- An overview of the autistic spectrum - what it is and what it isn't
- The challenges that you may face as the parent of an autistic child
- Early signs of autism and when to seek help
- How autism is diagnosed and what to expect during a diagnosis
- The best and most effective interventions & therapies available to you - how to choose between them
- How to develop healthy sleep routines
- How to toilet train your child
- The best ways to manage smooth shopping trips with your child
- How to prepare your child for trips away including holidays
- and a whole lot more!
Help yourself and your family understand autism and how best to support your child. Get to grips with the struggles both you and your child will face, and empower yourself to help them by enrolling on this expert-led course today!
= approx. 3 hours (video content)
Access on a tablet or phone
Certificate of Completion
Preview2.1 Introduction (0:33)
Start2.2 When concerns needs professional input (1:56)
Start2.3 Autism Assessment (2:25)
Start2.4 Diagnosing Autism (2:03)
Start2.5 The impact of Autism on families (2:49)
Start2.6 Childcare and Educational considerations (2:43)
StartTest My Learning CH 2
StartSummary: CH2 Diagnosing Autism
"I just want to say how grateful I am for this course. I took it after I had signed up for an assessment for my 4-year-old daughter but before we got the diagnosis. The gift of this course was that when we were given the diagnosis after 2 months of tests and assessments, I was able to keep it together to hear what the psychologist was saying to me. I knew very little about autism and I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have gotten through the review interview without the preparation this course gave me. It took a while for me to get through the course though (2 weeks but there’s not a huge amount of content). I watched each segment individually because it was so hard to process. The information was delivered clearly and with empathy but the emotional reaction that I had was what took time to process. However once completing the course, I felt like I was strong and informed and as such more capable to keep solid throughout what was to come. It’s a lot to take in and difficult to negotiate with family and services. We’re still in the early stages post-diagnosis but I wanted to say thank you for this course. It saved me from having the rug pulled out from beneath me. Really happy to recommend it to anyone in that pre-diagnosis limbo."
- Jacqueline Fox
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