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Understanding an Individual with Learning Disabilities

Overview

This e-learning course uses real-life case studies and interviews to provide learners with a better understanding of the rights of people with learning disabilities as well as how attitudes to their support have changed.

The course highlights some of the issues that affect people with learning disabilities, for example in relation to communication, and will enable learners to help the people they support to tackle some of these issues should they arise.

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

  • Rights and regulations
  • How attitudes to support have changed
  • Good communication and models of disability

Objectives

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Understand the rights of people with learning disabilities
  • Describe how legislation and policies protect the rights of people they support
  • Explain why inclusion is very important for people with learning disabilities
  • Identify the basic principles of advocacy and empowerment
  • Understand how support for people with learning disabilities has changed over the years
  • Identify how past attitudes have had an impact on the support available today
  • List the people involved in a person's support network and what they do
  • Explain why stereotyping can be harmful
  • Understand the importance of learning to communicate well with each service user
  • Recognise some of the barriers to communication and suggest ways to overcome them
  • Define the term 'learning disability'
  • Explain what the social and medical models of disability are
  • Identify sources of support and advice for carers.