Trying the patience of parents is part of a child’s healthy and normal development, it’s a child’s way of practicing their independence. As difficult and frustrating as this may be for parents, these episodes often pass. Distressed behaviour in children is pro-longed and can take many forms – anger, lack of attention, physical and verbal abuse, reluctance to socialise, self-harm and risk of injury to themselves or others. The root of distressed behaviour can be varied, complex and if left unaddressed, can contribute to further mental issues in adolescence.
This online short course will enable learners to gain a general awareness of the causes of distressed behaviour, along with an understanding of appropriate ways to support a child displaying distressed behaviour. Furthermore, learners will consider how other characteristics such as mental health, learning disabilities and sensory processing or autism conditions can play a role in distressed behaviour being displayed by a child. Finally, learners will gain an understanding of how current UK legislation underpins approaches to providing support for a child who displays distressed behaviour.
Who is suitable?
This course is ideal for those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of distressed behaviour in children. It’s also valuable for anyone who is planning a career that requires an understanding of distressed behaviour and is looking to gain a qualification in this. The programme is suitable for those who desire to form a foundation due to little or no previous experience of the topic.
*If you have previously completed ‘Behaviour that Challenges in Children’ you will not be eligible for this course
What you will learn
This course is split into six management units, covering the following topics:
- Unit 1 – Awareness of distressed behaviour in children
- Unit 2 – Principles of intervention when working with children who display distressed behaviour
- Unit 3 – Distressed behaviour and mental health in children
- Unit 4 – Distressed behaviour and learning disabilities in children
- Unit 5 – Distressed behaviour, sensory processing conditions and autism spectrum conditions in children
- Unit 6 – Legislation and guidance for an individual providing support to children displaying distressed behaviour
Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure that you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal tutor.
This course is available: Fully online
This fully online course is made available on The Skills Network’s online learning platform, EQUAL. Online learning with a difference. EQUAL features:
- Exciting and engaging content
- Interactivity – featuring videos and games to enhance learning
- Access to an online portfolio where learning and feedback can be accessed at any time
- Gain a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
- Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
- Study will enhance both personal skills and professional development
- The course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose where and when you study
- Personal tutors are assigned to you, to ensure you have the necessary support needed to be successful
If you would like more information, please call Aaron Unsworth on 0151 257 2179 or email: email@example.com
- Lectures 0
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- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes