This e-learning course entitled Supporting People with Down Syndrome is broken down into three easy to follow study units. It explores 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