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Understanding and Responding to Autism, The SPELL Framework Self-study Guide (2nd edition)

A self-study guide for use in social, education, health and employment 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. 

A copy of the book is also included in the Understanding and Responding to Autism: The SPELL Framework 2nd edition 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. 

The aim is to promote understanding of autism and to help people provide person-centred support to children and adults on the autism spectrum. This revision will elaborate on the SPELL framework as a way to both understand and support children and adults on the autism spectrum. 

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: 9781912755196
Publication: 16 November 2018


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.