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Understanding and Responding to Autism, The SPELL Framework 2nd edition

A training resource for use in social, education, health and employment settings

Price: £155.00
A training pack and self-study resource for staff working in health, social care and educational settings.
Author(s): Dr Julie Beadle-Brown and Richard Mills

A fully revised, new edition of Understanding and Responding to Autism: The SPELL Framework (2nd edition) including new video, self-study guide and learner workbook. 

These new training and self-study resources reflect the changes in the autism context in the UK as well as in many other countries, and the valuable experience the authors have gained from many years of using the original resources for training in many different settings. 

This training pack is designed for those who wish to lead more traditional classroom-based training, which is still the recommended option for delivering training in understanding and supporting people on the autism spectrum. The resource includes: 

PowerPoint presentations for the training

The trainer’s guidelines which include:

  • Instructions
  • Background information
  • Optional examples and thinking activities
  • Ideas for tailoring the presentation to different audiences

A copy of the self-study guide, which mirrors the trainer’s guidelines from the pack, and therefore provides the background information needed to run the training in a convenient format. It also provides a self-study route through the content, guiding the reader through the materials and when to watch particular videos and do the various exercises and activities, to encourage independent thinking and learning

A learner workbook for classroom-based training with key points from each element of the training, some additional background information and space to complete the exercises during the sessions etc. 

Training evaluation form and attendance certificate. 

The resources can be used for training staff and managers working in autism support services and educational settings, including, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, behavioural specialists, speech and language therapists, learning disability nurses, teachers and teaching assistants, family members, day service staff and students.
ISBN: 9781911028680
Publication: 15 November 2018
Dr Julie Beadle-Brown has worked at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent, since 1995. Julie is a reader in learning disabilities and primarily teaches on the postgraduate programmes in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her research interests range from deinstitutionalisation and development of community-based services, service design and quality, to personalisation, active support and quality of life for people with learning disabilities and children and adults with autism. She spends a substantial amount of her time working in services, training staff and evaluating service quality, with a particular focus on active support.