Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.

 

Title

Promoting Good Practice in the Support of Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Type

Knowledge and skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence

1

Understand how different theories about autism reflect the complexity of autistic spectrum conditions

1.1

Analyse the defining features of autistic spectrum conditions and the impact on practice

Showcasing your knowledge: –

Tutor marked assignment – one of:

a) Assessment Pack

b) Resource Pack                      

c) Essay

 

All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system

 

Professional Discussion

E-learning

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

Showcasing your skills:

Observations

Witness Testimonies

Workplace Records

Minutes of Meetings

Care Plans

Daily notes

Supervision / Appraisals Records

Medication Administration Records

In put – Out put Records

Turn Charts

Reports

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

1.2

Critically review the shift from the categorical view to the spectrum view of autism, with reference to different conditions on the autistic spectrum

1.3

Analyse the implications for practice of controversies concerning the search for cures and interventions for autistic spectrum conditions

1.4

Critically review historical and current perspectives on the causes of autism

1.5

Explain the importance of a person-centred approach focusing on the individual not the diagnosis

1.6

Analyse how the stereotyped views and prejudice of others impact on the lives of individuals with an autistic spectrum condition

2

Understand the implications of the legal and policy framework underpinning the support of individuals with autistic spectrum conditions

2.1

Critically review the legislation and national and local policies and guidance relevant to the support of individuals with autistic spectrum conditions

2.2

Critically review the impact of legislation, policies and guidance on the provision of services

2.3

Analyse the influence of autism advocacy groups in highlighting shortcomings in legislation/policy/guidance and in pressing for change

3

Be able to promote good practice in the support of individuals with autistic spectrum conditions

3.1

Demonstrate that different approaches, interventions and strategies have been used according to the individual’s needs and wishes identified in their person-centred support plan

3.2

Develop practice guidance to maximise consistency and stability in the environment

3.3

Demonstrate the use of structured activities to optimise individuals’ learning

3.4

Demonstrate ways of supporting others to minimise the vulnerability of individuals with autistic spectrum conditions

3.5

Implement strategies that support others to apply, monitor and review positive behaviour support with individuals

3.6

Demonstrate the support of others to work in partnership with parents and/or other informal carers or support networks

3.7

Critically evaluate working practices and strategies in order to maintain continued good practice

4

Be able to promote to others positive communication strategies for individuals with an autistic spectrum condition

4.1

Critically evaluate the link between behaviour and communication and implications for practice in a work setting

4.2

Develop strategies to support others to understand the link between behaviour and communication

4.3

Demonstrate the liaison with family/carers and relevant professionals involved with individuals to maximise the implementation of communication strategies

4.4

Demonstrate the support of others to implement alternative and augmented communication systems which enable individuals to communicate with those around them

5

Be able to implement strategies to support individuals with an autistic spectrum condition to manage their sensory world

5.1

Critically review the types of sensory and perceptual difficulties that many individuals with an autistic spectrum condition experience

5.2

Develop, with professional support, a sensory management strategy

5.3

Demonstrate the implementation of a sensory management strategy to meet the needs of individuals who have problems with sensory processing

5.4

Create environments that prevent sensory overload or increase sensory stimulation, depending on the needs of the individual

 

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