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Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Educating children with intellectual disabilityLifelong LearningcaregivingIntellectual Disability EducationFacilitating Learning

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Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Who is the child with severe to profound intellectual disability?

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 69 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Introduction to week 11m
Understanding intellectual disability9m
Understanding the impact of intellectual disability10m
Context of intellectual disability8m
Understanding learning in intellectual disability12m
Asserting the right to education (Part 1)11m
Facilitating learning as a caregiver12m
Week 1 conclusion30s
6 readings
Our collaborators5m
How the course works10m
Meet the course team5m
Presenters for week 15m
Podcast: Asserting the right to education (Part 2)9m
Resources5m
3 practice exercises
Intellectual Disability Quiz10m
Education for children with severe to profound intellectual disability10m
Week 1: Who is the child with severe to profound intellectual disability?20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Lifelong learning

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 95 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
10 videos
Lifelong learning11m
How learning takes place11m
Attitudes to learning11m
Facilitating learning12m
Communication - why is it so important8m
Strategies to facilitate communication10m
Learning context14m
TEDI Research: Lifelong learning10m
Week 2 conclusion47s
2 readings
Presenters for week 2
Resources5m
3 practice exercises
Learning for the child with severe to profound intellectual disability10m
Factors to consider for learning10m
Week 2: Lifelong learning20m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Facilitating learning

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 86 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Support needs: An overview6m
Support needs: A caregiver's perspective12m
Developing a learning programme9m
Planning daily programmes with structure and routine7m
Engaging the child in learning9m
Working with children in groups9m
Learning opportunities: A caregiver's perspective10m
Building relationships of care and education8m
Being part of a team: A mother's perspective9m
Week 3 conclusion40s
4 readings
Presenters for week 3
Daily programme templates10m
Resources5m
Week 3 conclusion1m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Rights, advocacy and relationships of care

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 71 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Listening to children and developing their voice7m
Ethics of care: Receiving and giving10m
Developing an ethics of care: A parent's perspective21m
Caring for the caregiver12m
TEDI research: Experience of caregivers9m
Voice of inclusion6m
Week 4 conclusion1m
4 readings
Presenters for week 44m
Resources5m
Survey and further studies5m
Thank you2m
3 practice exercises
Caregiver care and relationships10m
Caregiver empowerment10m
Week 4: Rights, advocacy and relationships of care20m

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