About Learning Disability Awareness
Do you know what causes a learning disability? This course is ideal for you if you wish to learn more about learning disabilities or work with people who have one. The trainer will explain challenging behaviours and the best way to manage them. In total, the course will last 2 hours, and the trainer will involve learners in several group activities.
How long will this course take?
This course is 2 hours and it is spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is recommended for care staff in all settings.
What are the main points covered?
The course covers many aspects, such as the definition of learning disability, what are their causes and understanding their challenging behaviours.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Learning Disability Awareness Course Outline
- What is a learning disability?
- What causes a learning disability?
- Diagnosis of learning disabilities.
- Learning disabilities and other conditions.
- Understanding challenging behaviours.
Learning Disability Awareness FAQs
What is a learning disability?
A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities. That can be tasks such as cleaning, dressing, socialising or managing money, which the individual may struggle with daily. People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn new skills, they may not understand complicated information, and might not interact with other people.
Can learning disabilities be cured?
Learning disabilities can take many forms, with varying impacts on an individual’s life and behaviour. Learning disabilities stay with the individual for the whole of their life. The learning disability course aims to raise awareness of the challenges facing people with learning disabilities, while highlighting their potential strengths and capacity for independence.
Who is this course for?
The Learning Disabilities Awareness course has been designed to provide staff and volunteers, both clinical and non-clinical, with an introduction to learning disabilities.
What will I learn in this course?
The Learning Disabilities Awareness course helps healthcare practitioners understand the issues surrounding learning disabilities. It also discusses the relationship between learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to help learners reflect on and improve how they care for people with learning disabilities.