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There is a “hidden disability” that is creating a massive problem for early years providers. Understanding Asperger Syndrome and the impact it can have on early years provision is crucial.
This article will outline why your early years staff need to undertake this issue and how using a targeted training resource could nurture inclusivity within your early years setting.
What is the issue? Asperger Syndrome is a “hidden disability” that has far reaching consequences. Early identification is crucial. However, knowing what to look out for and how to create educational provision in relation to this awareness is both difficult and complex. The challenge comes from adapting the curriculum. However, as early years’ providers already cater for individualism within the development of curricula deployment. There is a need to understand Asperger Syndrome. Asperger’s is generally defined as a milder form of Autism â€“ there is a functional spectrum that can help people understand the scope and scale of Asperger Syndrome.
There are issues when undertaking educational provision. Children who have Asperger Syndrome will have different qualities. These qualities will manifest in different, yet complex, ways. This will mean differences in sensory perception and issues with communication. The syndrome also has a range of physical signs that are also crucial markers when evaluating and understanding the overall experience in individual cases. What can the course do?
This learning resource has three principle aims. It will help outline what Asperger syndrome is and the terms in which Asperger Syndrome can be refereed to within an early years’ setting. Finally, it will outline characteristics of the syndrome for better educational identification.
The course will highlight the positive traits of Asperger Syndrome and how it could positively interact within the early years’ setting. The course will also outline sensory differences. This will help early years’ providers understand how sensory overload can cause children to behave in different ways.
Understanding these reactions to sensory differences can help providers tailor educational experiences in a more Asperger Syndrome-friendly way. The course will help educate practitioners about communication difficulties and how differences can manifest in relation to the early-years setting.
Understanding these experiences can help providers deploy alternative means of engagement. The resource will also help early years’ staff to understand the communication means to better engage through understanding barriers in language – including idioms, metaphors and sarcasm. What should early years leadership do with this course? This course can help early years’ leadership to help develop staff-based awareness and therein structured pathways for support. The course can help educate staff on Asperger Syndrome and the competency issues therein. It can help by providing a structured approach to engagement and therein collaboration. This outcome can lead to increased staff to child engagement in the real-world setting. However, this training course needs to play a part within your own organisation’s career professional development systems. By understanding staff development, you can better understand how your staff can nurture the very best outcomes from themselves in relation to their own early years’ childcare assistant to child experiences.
Why not get in touch with National Nursery Training today to book your staff Asperger Syndrome course? Or alternatively why not book online, for a special introductory rate of only £20 per person (normally £25), you can begin your own Asperger Syndrome awareness training within your early years’ setting.