378 LD310 Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions

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378 (LD310).1 Understand the main characteristics of autistic spectrum conditions...
1.1 Explain why it is important to recognise that each person on the autistic spectrum has their own individual abilities, needs, strengths, gifts and interests...
When dealing with individuals with autistic spectrum it is important that you treat them as individuals as each person likes and dislikes different things if you treat each individual as the same this could course upset with the person as they may not like what the other person does and in turn could course complex behaviour. If you try to get one person to

1.2 Analyse the main diagnostic features of autistic spectrum conditions commonly known as ‘triad of impairments’...
Individuals that have
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1.4 Describe the sensory and perceptual difficulties commonly experienced by individuals with autistic spectrum condition cont...
Sensory perceptual issues are not part of the diagnostic criteria for autistic spectrum conditions. They are often overlooked and the difficulties they cause are attributed to other aspects of an individual’s autism. However, sensory sensitivity is an integral part of the lives of most people on the autistic spectrum and can have a profound effect on the individual and on those around them. Because of this it is very important to try to understand the sensory world of each individual with an autistic spectrum condition, however difficult this may be for a ‘neuro typical’ person. Wherever possible, it is important to get a sensory assessment, ideally carried out by a specialist.

1.5 Describe other conditions that may be associated with the autistic spectrum...
Learning disability: Learning disability is the most common co-occurring condition with autistic spectrum conditions. Historically, autism was only recognised in individuals with severe learning disabilities and any provision for people with autism was through learning disability services, a situation which is still quite common today. It is very difficult to get a clear picture of the proportion of people with autistic spectrum

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