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Understanding and Supporting Children and Adults on the Autism Spectrum - The SPELL Framework - Self-Study Guide

A self-study resource for staff working in health, social care and educational settings

Price: £35.00
A self-study resource for staff working in health, social care and educational settings.
Author(s): Dr Julie Beadle-Brown and Richard Mills

This self-study guide provides a self-study route through the SPELL framework and supporting people on the autistic spectrum using a person-centred approach that also promotes neurodiversity. The book guides 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 copy of the book is also included in the Understanding and Supporting Children and Adults on the Autism Spectrum Training Pack as it mirrors the trainer’s script from the pack and provides the background information needed to run the training, provided in a convenient format.

 It includes audio files, videos and exercises to promote independent thinking and learning. It is available in hard copy and provides about 5 to 7 hours of learning. 

The overarching aim of this resource is to make the experience, knowledge and skills of working with autistic children and adults available and accessible. This revision will elaborate on the SPELL framework as a way to both understand and support children and adults on the autism spectrum. 

It is designed to be used in one of two ways: by individuals studying for their own personal development or by trainers working with a group of staff or carers. The involvement of autistic people in the delivery of training is strongly recommended.

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: 9781911028690
Publication: 16 November 2018
Content:

1.Introduction

2.Understanding autism

3.Supporting people with autism – the SPELL framework in practice 

4.Resources and further reading

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.