Special Educational Needs

Supporting People with Down Syndrome

Course Description

This e-learning course entitled Supporting People with Down Syndrome is broken down into four easy-to-follow units – an introduction and three study units. It explores what Down Syndrome means to the people who have the condition and includes a series of interviews with Marianne and Lois, who explain how it feels and the impact it has on their lives.
 
Gaining a better understanding of the condition will help learners to provide people with the help and support they need.
 

The course is broken down in to 3 bite-sized units with the following titles:

  • Understanding Down Syndrome and Offering Support
  • Assessing and Improving Support
  • Communication and Making Choices

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • List the main things that people with Down Syndrome want and need from their support networks
  • Identify the skills required to support someone with Down Syndrome effectively
  • Describe the impacts of Down Syndrome and the difficulties that can arise
  • Recognise when someone is a victim of hate crime and take appropriate steps to prevent it
  • Explain how support workers can make things easier for people with Down Syndrome
  • Differentiate between fact and fiction in relation to some preconceived ideas about people with Down Syndrome
  • Describe what a person-centred approach to support is
  • Explain what ‘circles of support’ are and how they can be used to assess a person’s needs
  • List the purpose of time banks and identify how they can be beneficial to many people with Down Syndrome
  • Describe how best to help people with Down Syndrome to communicate effectively and make important decisions
  • Explain how person-centred planning can benefit people they support
  • Identify the purpose of health action plans
  • Suggest ways of helping people to integrate and succeed in finding work.

… and lots more

Key Information

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Supporting People with Down Syndrome
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  • Course Duration : 330 Days
  • Licence Types: individual, group, organisation
  • Learning Method(s) : Online
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