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1. Educational Psychology: Create And Deliver Effective Lessons

The Educational Psychology Course explains the ways in which students learn and develop, whilst providing discussions and practical examples of how this information can be incorporated into teaching frameworks and used to plan, create and deliver effective lessons.

Students will have an improved understanding of human behaviour and mental processes within an educational context.

The course covers the following aspects of educational psychology: history, learning theories, student development theories, motivation, and some classroom management skills.

We look at the history of the subject, including where thinking is now, topics and specialisms within this area, and the importance of Educational Psychology. The process of learning can be physical, social, or emotional as well as cognitive, the results of which are a permanent change in behaviour, skills, knowledge, or attitude. We will explain various theories and guide you through well-practiced processes.

Students will learn about childhood growth and developmental experiences in relation to the teaching process. Providing an overview of the stages of development, we then look at each stage individually, before moving on to some specific areas of development.

We look at the differences in motivation and how to tune into student’s choices, desires, and attitudes, to aid their motivation. The module discusses 7 major theories about motives and their sources, these are:

  • Motives as behaviour change
  • Motives as goals
  • Motives as interests
  • Motives as attributions about success
  • Motives as beliefs about self-efficacy
  • Motives as self-determination
  • Expectancy-value theory

We illustrate the ways students can be different, and how these differences are reflected in how they learn. We cover topics such as: the way in which individuals prefer to learn, different intelligence types, gifted students, cultural expectations, and gender differences.

Looking at special educational needs. We include how to recognise the signs of certain conditions and how to adapt learning to fit those with additional needs, be they physical, intellectual, sensory, learning or behavioural, so that they may still reach their full potential.

The course discusses the three somewhat complex forms of thinking that are commonly pursued in classroom learning: critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving. The course then goes on to explain how these are stimulated, using two types of instruction: Teacher-Directed and Student-Centred.

Who would benefit from the course?

Using the theories and practical examples explained in the Educational Psychology Certificate Course, educators will better understand the psychological processes of learning and development. Using the knowledge provided in the course, they will be able to create improved lesson plans that will encourage and aid their students’ learning and improve their own ability to fulfil their roles.

2. ADHD Awareness: Understanding Of ADHD

To understand the condition, we must first understand what it is. Students will learn, about symptoms, related conditions, variations of the condition, and more.

Although the most commonly diagnosed, and one of the most highly-researched, mental health disorders in children, there is still a lot to understand about the cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The ADHD Awareness Course shares some of the most recent research and information, so that students can get a better grasp of what is, and isn’t.

A very important consideration for those caring for those with, or who themselves have, ADHD, is the considerations and implications of the law and educational institutes. The course discusses how ADHD, as a neurological difficulty rather than a physical disability, is treated within these communities.

Who would benefit from this course?

The ADHD Awareness Course is an essential source of information for the parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the educators and carers who work with children with the condition, or would like to.

This course will help students to fully understand the condition, how it is considered by various communities and treated within the medical professions, how to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate a child’s learning, and how to better understand a child, or adult, with ADHD and alter your own behaviour to better communicate with them.

This does not mean that the course is restricted to these groups, however, anyone interested in the various aspects of the condition will learn a lot here.

3. Autism Awareness: Everything That You Need To Know About Autism

This comprehensive best selling course, written and developed by a leading authority on Autism, will teach you everything that you need to know about Autism, what it is, how to spot the signs and symptoms, diagnosing Autism, the gender differences in Autism, treatments, therapies, interventions and strategies, how to make reasonable adjustments, adults and children with Autism and inclusion.

Autism and it is estimated to affect one in every hundred people in the UK, although in the US their current estimate is one in every sixty-eight people. Autism is a neurological condition which means that the Autistic Brain is organised in a different way. There is no cure, and it affects the way someone with Autism sees, perceives and processes the world around them. The impact of Autism is individual – every person with the condition will have a different set of symptoms and difficulties. However, common to all with Autism are poorer social skills affecting how they communicate and interact with others.

Autism is a Spectrum Disorder, meaning that every child with the condition is likely to present with different symptoms, different challenges, and a differing level of severity

Certain disabilities increase the risk of also being diagnosed with Autism.
Once an Autism Diagnosis is made, there are several other neurological conditions which may also be present. To be diagnosed with Autism, a person must meet The Triad of Impairment criteria, and be seen to have difficulties with all three of the following – communication, imagination and interaction. The rates of Autism Diagnoses has risen very steeply in recent decade, leading many to believe that there is an epidemic. The more likely reason for this increase is due to better diagnostic criteria and better awareness of the condition.

Who would benefit from this course?

Written by a leading authority on Autism, this comprehensive and powerful course aims to provide a better awareness of the term “autism” and “autistic spectrum disorder” (ASD), it teaches how to best support individuals with autism and equips parents, care givers and teachers with the skills and knowledge needed to help as many people as possible.

This course would be beneficial to anyone looking to understand more about Autism, parents, caregivers and teachers.

4. Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support: Effective Therapeutic Approaches

Written and developed by the well-respected authority on autism who authored our Autism Awareness Course, this course has been crafted to give guidance on effective therapeutic approaches that can make significant and positive differences to the quality of life of people with autism.

You will learn about 24 different therapies and interventions that parents can use, with Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and ABA covered extensively, along with strategies that can be put in place to help with behavioural issues. You will also learn why children with autism behave as they do, in the hope that it will help you to see things from their perspective and experience an almost first-person viewpoint of how it is to live with autism.

Who would benefit from this course?

The primary audience for this course is parents of children with autism, although it will be of great benefit to you if you work with, or would like to work with, ASD children in any capacity (teacher, classroom assistant, carer, etc.)

You will learn techniques and strategies that will help you within your role as a parent, educator or carer, as well as gain a detailed insight into autism and how families cope with children on the spectrum.

5. Bipolar Disorder Awareness: Help Those Affected To Lead Healthier, Happier Lives

If you have bipolar disorder or hope to help someone who does, this course gives you a single, comprehensive resource that will enhance understanding and help those affected to lead healthier, happier lives. You will learn about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, and how to manage bipolar disorder.

To understand bipolar disorder, you first need to address the issue of mental illness in general. Studying the Bipolar Disorder Awareness Certificate Course, you will learn what is meant by the term “mental illness”. The course covers who is affected, the most common forms of mental illness, why the notion of mental illness itself is sometimes called into question, and how it can be prevented. You’ll also be exposed to what the latest research suggests regarding the causes and prognosis of its various forms.

Bipolar disorder has many different forms and while the common thread is a tendency to experience mood swings, the variations differ in many important ways. Through your studies, you’ll discover the various types and gain an understanding of what they can mean for the sufferer and the symptoms and treatments of each.

The predominant opinion of psychiatrists is that bipolar disorder is caused, maintained and worsened by multiple factors. You’ll learn what researchers have discovered about links between various environmental and biological factors, and mental health.

Often referred to as “the rule rather than the exception”, a bipolar patient is usually diagnosed as suffering from two or more additional psychiatric disorders, though it can be diagnosed alone. The Bipolar Disorder Awareness Course explores the range of comorbid mental illnesses that often co-occur in those with bipolar disorder.

Part of the treatment of bipolar disorder is medication. This course looks at the most commonly prescribed drugs for the various forms of the condition, including how each works, how they are administered, possible side effects, effectiveness, and the risks of taking medication during pregnancy.

Treatment for bipolar disorder isn’t limited to medication, with other supportive measures in place to help those with the condition. One such treatment is psychotherapy, which encourages those with bipolar to discuss their mental health problems. Studying the Bipolar Disorder Awareness Certificate, you will learn more about what psychotherapy is, why it is used, who it may benefit, its specific application in bipolar disorder, and how effective it is.

The prevailing opinion within the medical profession is that bipolar disorder cannot be cured but its effects can be managed. While psychotherapy and medication are effective in reducing the severity of symptoms, it is in making day-to-day changes that a sufferer can prevent mood episodes and decrease the intensity of those that do occur. This course explores the steps that someone with bipolar can take to manage the symptoms of their illness. Such steps include managing diet, exercise, sleep patterns, social support and other lifestyle factors.

Who would benefit from this course?

If you have, or think you may have, bipolar disorder or have a friend or family member who does, this course centralises all the information you need to fully understand the condition and how to manage it.

Similarly, if you work in a position of care or are a therapist, or would like to, the information contained within the course will help you to understand those living with bipolar disorder and enable you to help and give useful, actionable advice to those with the condition.

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Educational Psychology Bundle, 5 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Educational Psychology

Module 1: What Is Educational Psychology?

  • Part 1: What Is Educational Psychology?
  • Part 2: Present Status and Concerns
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: The Learning Process

  • Part 1: The Learning Process
  • Part 2: Major Theories and Models of Learning
  • Part 3: Three key ideas about respondent conditioning
  • Part 4: Cognitivism
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Student Development

  • Part 1: Why Development Matters
  • Part 2: Cognitive Development: The Theory of Jean Piaget
  • Part 3: Erik Erikson: Eight Psychosocial Crises of Development
  • Part 4: Moral Development: Forming a Sense of Rights and Responsibilities
  • Part 5: Gilligan’s Morality of Care
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Student Motivation

  • Part 1: Motives as Behaviour
  • Part 2: Motives as Goals
  • Part 3: Motives as Interests
  • Part 4: Motivation as Self-Efficacy
  • Part 5: Motivation as Self-Determination
  • Part 6: Expectancy X Value: Effects on Students’ Motivation
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Student Diversity

  • Part 1: Individual Styles of Learning and Thinking
  • Part 2: Gifted and Talented Students
  • Part 3: Gender Differences in the Classroom
  • Part 4: Differences in Cultural Expectations and Styles
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Students with Special Educational Needs

  • Part 1: Categories of Disabilities and Their Ambiguities
  • Part 2: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Part 3: Intellectual Disabilities
  • Part 4: Behavioural Disorders
  • Part 5: Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Classroom Management and the Learning Environment

  • Part 1: Why Classroom Management Matters
  • Part 2: Preventing Management Problems by Focusing Students on Learning
  • Part 3: Establishing Daily Procedures and Routines
  • Part 4: Communicating the Importance of Learning and of Positive Behaviour
  • Part 5: Responding to Student Misbehaviour
  • Part 6: Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Facilitating Complex Thinking

  • Part 1: Forms of Thinking Associated With Classroom Learning
  • Part 2: Problem Solving
  • Part 3: Broad Instructional Strategies That Stimulate Complex Thinking
  • Part 4: Mastery Learning
  • Part 5: Student-Centred Models of Learning
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 2 - ADHD Awareness

Module 1: What is ADHD?

  • Part 1: A common childhood condition?
  • Part 2: ADHD – both treatable and manageable
  • Part 3: Symptoms of ADHD
  • Part 4: ADHD Comorbidity
  • Part 5: How is ADHD Diagnosed
  • Part 6: Predominantly Inattentive Type of ADHD
  • Part 7: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Causes, Theories and Prevalence - What we know so far

  • Part 1: The most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in children
  • Part 2: HomeLife and ADHD
  • Part 3: Prevalence of ADHD in adult population
  • Part 4: Why researchers study twins
  • Part 5: Grey Matter and White Matter
  • Part 6: Toxins as risk factors in ADHD
  • Part 7: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Law and ADHD

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: So what does The Equalities Act of 2010 state should happen?
  • Part 3: How to decide what types of reasonable adjustments can be offered
  • Part 4: UK Legislation
  • Part 5: SEN Support Plan
  • Part 6: Strengths
  • Part 7: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Inclusion

  • Part 1: What does inclusion mean?
  • Part 2: Key to Success
  • Part 3: ADHD and Public Perceptions
  • Part 4: The Difficulties of Fitting In
  • Part 5: Achieving Universal Inclusion
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: ADHD and Education

  • Part 1: Education
  • Part 2: A lifelong difficulty
  • Part 3: Memory
  • Part 4: Concentration
  • Part 5: Organisation
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: ADHD Classroom Strategies and Reasonable Adjustments

  • Part 1: Classroom strategies
  • Part 2: Emotional/behavior
  • Part 3: Child-Centred Approach
  • Part 4: Working with parents
  • Part 5: Gender imbalance
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Living with ADHD - Treatments, Interventions and Parenting Strategies

  • Part 1: Treatments
  • Part 2: Interventions/Therapies
  • Part 3: ADHD Training
  • Part 4: Some suggested parenting strategies to help with ADHD
  • Part 5: What parents say….
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Adults with ADHD

  • Part 1: Adults with ADHD

  • Part 2: WHO Study
  • Part 3: Common ADHD Symptoms in Adults
  • Part 4: Diagnosis in Adulthood
  • Part 5: Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 3 - Autism Awareness

Module 1 - What is Autism?

  • Part 1: What is Autism?
  • Part 2: Disabilities & Co-morbidities
  • Part 3: The Triad of Impairments
  • Part 4: History of Autism
  • Part 5: The Apparent Autism Epidemic
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - The Triad of Impairments

  • Part 1: Communication Impairments
  • Part 2: Social Interaction Impairments
  • Part 3: Impairment of Imagination
  • Part 4: Social Skills Isolation and Bullying
  • Part 5: Adults with Autism
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Common Symptoms of Autism

  • Part 1: Sensory Issues
  • Part 2: Signs of Sensory Issues
  • Part 3: Food Issues
  • Part 4: Repetitive Behaviours, Obsessions, Anxiety and Rituals
  • Part 5: Meltdowns & Tantrums
  • Part 6: Meltdowns – Anger and Aggression
  • Part 7: Meltdown Calming Strategies & Prevention
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Diagnosing Autism

  • Part 1: Diagnosis in Children
  • Part 2: The Diagnostic Assessment Process
  • Part 3: Diagnostic Report
  • Part 4: Diagnosis Procedures for Adults
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Gender Differences

  • Part 1: Autistic Boy to Girl Ratio
  • Part 2: Female Friendship Patterns in Primary School
  • Part 3: Female Autistic Behaviours
  • Part 4: ASD Girls and High School
  • Part 5: Male / Female Vocal Tone Differences
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Autism Treatments, Therapies, Interventions & Strategies

  • Part 1: Therapies & Intensive Programmes
  • Part 2: Types of Therapy
  • Part 3: Specific Non Therapeutic Interventions and Strategies
  • Part 4: Early Intervention
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - Making Reasonable Adjustments

  • Part 1: Equality Act of 2010
  • Part 2: Reasonable Adjustments
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Autism in Adults

  • Part 1: Adults with Autism
  • Part 2: Common Adult Autism Symptoms
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Inclusion

  • Part 1: Inclusion in Education

  • Part 2: The Medical and Social Models of Disability
  • Part 3: Achieving Inclusion
  • Part 4: 10 Strengths That People With Autism Add To Society
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 4 - Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support

Module One - Introduction

  • Part 1: What is Autism?
  • Part 2: Other Common Symptoms
  • Part 3: Autism – Something to be Proud of
  • Part 4: Sensory Stories
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module Two - Occupational Therapy

  • Part 1: What is an Occupational Therapist?
  • Part 2: Different Types of Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Part 3: Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Part 4: Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Part 5: OT in Schools
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module Three - Speech and Language Therapy

  • What is a Speech and Language Therapist?
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module Four - Applied Behaviour Analysis

  • Part 1: What is Applied Behaviour Analysis?
  • Part 2: Measurable and Quantifiable
  • Part 3: Other Branches of Psychology
  • Part 4: Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA)
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module Five - Emotional Well-Being

  • Part 1: Emotional Well-Being Interventions
  • Part 2: Challenging Negative Thought-Patterns
  • Part 3: Working Through the Big Events
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module Six - Holistic Approaches

  • Part 1: Six Main Categories of Challenging Behaviour
  • Part 2: Theory of Mind and how that can Impact on Mum
  • Part 3: How a Social Worker May be Able to Help
  • Module 6 Assessment

Course 5 - Bipolar Disorder Awareness

Module 1: Bipolar Awareness

  • Part 1: What Is Mental Illness?
  • Part 2: Common myths about mental illness
  • Part 3: Are mental illnesses really “illnesses”?
  • Part 4: What should we conclude?
  • Part 5: How is mental illness treated?
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: The Different Types

  • Part 1: A quick note on terminology
  • Part 2: The history of bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Is bipolar disorder a progressive illness?
  • Part 4: Challenges in diagnosing bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Four key controversies relating to the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Role Of Environmental And Biological Factors In Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: Background information – the nature – nurture debate in psychology
  • Part 2: The role of parenting and family experiences in susceptibility to bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: The role of social support as an environmental factor
  • Part 4: Implications for the treatment of bipolar disorder
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Associated Problems That Frequently Co-occur With Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: Anxiety disorders
  • Part 2: Panic disorder
  • Part 3: Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Medication For Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: What types of drugs are used to treat bipolar disorder?
  • Part 2: The dangers of combining drugs
  • Part 3: Encouraging medication adherence
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: What is psychotherapy?
  • Part 2: The different schools of psychotherapy
  • Part 3: What are the aims of psychotherapy?
  • Part 4: Who can benefit from psychotherapy?
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Lifestyle Strategies For Managing Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: Diet and bipolar disorder
  • Part 2: Sleep patterns and bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Exercise and bipolar disorder
  • Part 4: Social support and bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Recreational drugs and alcohol use in bipolar disorder
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Caring For and Understanding Someone With Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: How bipolar disorder can lead to problems within personal relationships
  • Part 2: How partners, friends and relatives can educate themselves about bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: How to communicate with someone who is experiencing a mood episode
  • Part 4: Crisis plans
  • Part 5: Acting as a carer for someone with bipolar disorder
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Challenges For Those With Bipolar Across The Lifespan

  • Part 1: Problems faced by children diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 2: Problems faced by adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Problems faced by young adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 4: Problems faced by middle-aged adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Problems faced by older adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Bipolar and the Workplace

  • Part 1: The risks associated with unemployment
  • Part 2: Steps employers can take to improve the experience of work for those with bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: How to support a friend or colleague who is experiencing mental illness
  • Part 4: Self-employment for people with bipolar disorder
  • Module 10 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Get Educational Psychology, ADHD Awareness, Autism Awareness, Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support and Bipolar Disorder Awareness in this Bundle

1. Educational Psychology: Create And Deliver Effective Lessons

The Educational Psychology Course explains the ways in which students learn and develop, whilst providing discussions and practical examples of how this information can be incorporated into teaching frameworks and used to plan, create and deliver effective lessons.

Students will have an improved understanding of human behaviour and mental processes within an educational context.

The course covers the following aspects of educational psychology: history, learning theories, student development theories, motivation, and some classroom management skills.

We look at the history of the subject, including where thinking is now, topics and specialisms within this area, and the importance of Educational Psychology. The process of learning can be physical, social, or emotional as well as cognitive, the results of which are a permanent change in behaviour, skills, knowledge, or attitude. We will explain various theories and guide you through well-practiced processes.

Students will learn about childhood growth and developmental experiences in relation to the teaching process. Providing an overview of the stages of development, we then look at each stage individually, before moving on to some specific areas of development.

We look at the differences in motivation and how to tune into student’s choices, desires, and attitudes, to aid their motivation. The module discusses 7 major theories about motives and their sources, these are:

  • Motives as behaviour change
  • Motives as goals
  • Motives as interests
  • Motives as attributions about success
  • Motives as beliefs about self-efficacy
  • Motives as self-determination
  • Expectancy-value theory

We illustrate the ways students can be different, and how these differences are reflected in how they learn. We cover topics such as: the way in which individuals prefer to learn, different intelligence types, gifted students, cultural expectations, and gender differences.

Looking at special educational needs. We include how to recognise the signs of certain conditions and how to adapt learning to fit those with additional needs, be they physical, intellectual, sensory, learning or behavioural, so that they may still reach their full potential.

The course discusses the three somewhat complex forms of thinking that are commonly pursued in classroom learning: critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving. The course then goes on to explain how these are stimulated, using two types of instruction: Teacher-Directed and Student-Centred.

Who would benefit from the course?

Using the theories and practical examples explained in the Educational Psychology Certificate Course, educators will better understand the psychological processes of learning and development. Using the knowledge provided in the course, they will be able to create improved lesson plans that will encourage and aid their students’ learning and improve their own ability to fulfil their roles.

2. ADHD Awareness: Understanding Of ADHD

To understand the condition, we must first understand what it is. Students will learn, about symptoms, related conditions, variations of the condition, and more.

Although the most commonly diagnosed, and one of the most highly-researched, mental health disorders in children, there is still a lot to understand about the cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The ADHD Awareness Course shares some of the most recent research and information, so that students can get a better grasp of what is, and isn’t.

A very important consideration for those caring for those with, or who themselves have, ADHD, is the considerations and implications of the law and educational institutes. The course discusses how ADHD, as a neurological difficulty rather than a physical disability, is treated within these communities.

Who would benefit from this course?

The ADHD Awareness Course is an essential source of information for the parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the educators and carers who work with children with the condition, or would like to.

This course will help students to fully understand the condition, how it is considered by various communities and treated within the medical professions, how to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate a child’s learning, and how to better understand a child, or adult, with ADHD and alter your own behaviour to better communicate with them.

This does not mean that the course is restricted to these groups, however, anyone interested in the various aspects of the condition will learn a lot here.

3. Autism Awareness: Everything That You Need To Know About Autism

This comprehensive best selling course, written and developed by a leading authority on Autism, will teach you everything that you need to know about Autism, what it is, how to spot the signs and symptoms, diagnosing Autism, the gender differences in Autism, treatments, therapies, interventions and strategies, how to make reasonable adjustments, adults and children with Autism and inclusion.

Autism and it is estimated to affect one in every hundred people in the UK, although in the US their current estimate is one in every sixty-eight people. Autism is a neurological condition which means that the Autistic Brain is organised in a different way. There is no cure, and it affects the way someone with Autism sees, perceives and processes the world around them. The impact of Autism is individual – every person with the condition will have a different set of symptoms and difficulties. However, common to all with Autism are poorer social skills affecting how they communicate and interact with others.

Autism is a Spectrum Disorder, meaning that every child with the condition is likely to present with different symptoms, different challenges, and a differing level of severity

Certain disabilities increase the risk of also being diagnosed with Autism.
Once an Autism Diagnosis is made, there are several other neurological conditions which may also be present. To be diagnosed with Autism, a person must meet The Triad of Impairment criteria, and be seen to have difficulties with all three of the following – communication, imagination and interaction. The rates of Autism Diagnoses has risen very steeply in recent decade, leading many to believe that there is an epidemic. The more likely reason for this increase is due to better diagnostic criteria and better awareness of the condition.

Who would benefit from this course?

Written by a leading authority on Autism, this comprehensive and powerful course aims to provide a better awareness of the term “autism” and “autistic spectrum disorder” (ASD), it teaches how to best support individuals with autism and equips parents, care givers and teachers with the skills and knowledge needed to help as many people as possible.

This course would be beneficial to anyone looking to understand more about Autism, parents, caregivers and teachers.

4. Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support: Effective Therapeutic Approaches

Written and developed by the well-respected authority on autism who authored our Autism Awareness Course, this course has been crafted to give guidance on effective therapeutic approaches that can make significant and positive differences to the quality of life of people with autism.

You will learn about 24 different therapies and interventions that parents can use, with Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and ABA covered extensively, along with strategies that can be put in place to help with behavioural issues. You will also learn why children with autism behave as they do, in the hope that it will help you to see things from their perspective and experience an almost first-person viewpoint of how it is to live with autism.

Who would benefit from this course?

The primary audience for this course is parents of children with autism, although it will be of great benefit to you if you work with, or would like to work with, ASD children in any capacity (teacher, classroom assistant, carer, etc.)

You will learn techniques and strategies that will help you within your role as a parent, educator or carer, as well as gain a detailed insight into autism and how families cope with children on the spectrum.

5. Bipolar Disorder Awareness: Help Those Affected To Lead Healthier, Happier Lives

If you have bipolar disorder or hope to help someone who does, this course gives you a single, comprehensive resource that will enhance understanding and help those affected to lead healthier, happier lives. You will learn about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, and how to manage bipolar disorder.

To understand bipolar disorder, you first need to address the issue of mental illness in general. Studying the Bipolar Disorder Awareness Certificate Course, you will learn what is meant by the term “mental illness”. The course covers who is affected, the most common forms of mental illness, why the notion of mental illness itself is sometimes called into question, and how it can be prevented. You’ll also be exposed to what the latest research suggests regarding the causes and prognosis of its various forms.

Bipolar disorder has many different forms and while the common thread is a tendency to experience mood swings, the variations differ in many important ways. Through your studies, you’ll discover the various types and gain an understanding of what they can mean for the sufferer and the symptoms and treatments of each.

The predominant opinion of psychiatrists is that bipolar disorder is caused, maintained and worsened by multiple factors. You’ll learn what researchers have discovered about links between various environmental and biological factors, and mental health.

Often referred to as “the rule rather than the exception”, a bipolar patient is usually diagnosed as suffering from two or more additional psychiatric disorders, though it can be diagnosed alone. The Bipolar Disorder Awareness Course explores the range of comorbid mental illnesses that often co-occur in those with bipolar disorder.

Part of the treatment of bipolar disorder is medication. This course looks at the most commonly prescribed drugs for the various forms of the condition, including how each works, how they are administered, possible side effects, effectiveness, and the risks of taking medication during pregnancy.

Treatment for bipolar disorder isn’t limited to medication, with other supportive measures in place to help those with the condition. One such treatment is psychotherapy, which encourages those with bipolar to discuss their mental health problems. Studying the Bipolar Disorder Awareness Certificate, you will learn more about what psychotherapy is, why it is used, who it may benefit, its specific application in bipolar disorder, and how effective it is.

The prevailing opinion within the medical profession is that bipolar disorder cannot be cured but its effects can be managed. While psychotherapy and medication are effective in reducing the severity of symptoms, it is in making day-to-day changes that a sufferer can prevent mood episodes and decrease the intensity of those that do occur. This course explores the steps that someone with bipolar can take to manage the symptoms of their illness. Such steps include managing diet, exercise, sleep patterns, social support and other lifestyle factors.

Who would benefit from this course?

If you have, or think you may have, bipolar disorder or have a friend or family member who does, this course centralises all the information you need to fully understand the condition and how to manage it.

Similarly, if you work in a position of care or are a therapist, or would like to, the information contained within the course will help you to understand those living with bipolar disorder and enable you to help and give useful, actionable advice to those with the condition.

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Educational Psychology Bundle, 5 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Educational Psychology

Module 1: What Is Educational Psychology?

  • Part 1: What Is Educational Psychology?
  • Part 2: Present Status and Concerns
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: The Learning Process

  • Part 1: The Learning Process
  • Part 2: Major Theories and Models of Learning
  • Part 3: Three key ideas about respondent conditioning
  • Part 4: Cognitivism
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Student Development

  • Part 1: Why Development Matters
  • Part 2: Cognitive Development: The Theory of Jean Piaget
  • Part 3: Erik Erikson: Eight Psychosocial Crises of Development
  • Part 4: Moral Development: Forming a Sense of Rights and Responsibilities
  • Part 5: Gilligan’s Morality of Care
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Student Motivation

  • Part 1: Motives as Behaviour
  • Part 2: Motives as Goals
  • Part 3: Motives as Interests
  • Part 4: Motivation as Self-Efficacy
  • Part 5: Motivation as Self-Determination
  • Part 6: Expectancy X Value: Effects on Students’ Motivation
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Student Diversity

  • Part 1: Individual Styles of Learning and Thinking
  • Part 2: Gifted and Talented Students
  • Part 3: Gender Differences in the Classroom
  • Part 4: Differences in Cultural Expectations and Styles
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Students with Special Educational Needs

  • Part 1: Categories of Disabilities and Their Ambiguities
  • Part 2: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Part 3: Intellectual Disabilities
  • Part 4: Behavioural Disorders
  • Part 5: Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Classroom Management and the Learning Environment

  • Part 1: Why Classroom Management Matters
  • Part 2: Preventing Management Problems by Focusing Students on Learning
  • Part 3: Establishing Daily Procedures and Routines
  • Part 4: Communicating the Importance of Learning and of Positive Behaviour
  • Part 5: Responding to Student Misbehaviour
  • Part 6: Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Facilitating Complex Thinking

  • Part 1: Forms of Thinking Associated With Classroom Learning
  • Part 2: Problem Solving
  • Part 3: Broad Instructional Strategies That Stimulate Complex Thinking
  • Part 4: Mastery Learning
  • Part 5: Student-Centred Models of Learning
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 2 - ADHD Awareness

Module 1: What is ADHD?

  • Part 1: A common childhood condition?
  • Part 2: ADHD – both treatable and manageable
  • Part 3: Symptoms of ADHD
  • Part 4: ADHD Comorbidity
  • Part 5: How is ADHD Diagnosed
  • Part 6: Predominantly Inattentive Type of ADHD
  • Part 7: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Causes, Theories and Prevalence - What we know so far

  • Part 1: The most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in children
  • Part 2: HomeLife and ADHD
  • Part 3: Prevalence of ADHD in adult population
  • Part 4: Why researchers study twins
  • Part 5: Grey Matter and White Matter
  • Part 6: Toxins as risk factors in ADHD
  • Part 7: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Law and ADHD

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: So what does The Equalities Act of 2010 state should happen?
  • Part 3: How to decide what types of reasonable adjustments can be offered
  • Part 4: UK Legislation
  • Part 5: SEN Support Plan
  • Part 6: Strengths
  • Part 7: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Inclusion

  • Part 1: What does inclusion mean?
  • Part 2: Key to Success
  • Part 3: ADHD and Public Perceptions
  • Part 4: The Difficulties of Fitting In
  • Part 5: Achieving Universal Inclusion
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: ADHD and Education

  • Part 1: Education
  • Part 2: A lifelong difficulty
  • Part 3: Memory
  • Part 4: Concentration
  • Part 5: Organisation
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: ADHD Classroom Strategies and Reasonable Adjustments

  • Part 1: Classroom strategies
  • Part 2: Emotional/behavior
  • Part 3: Child-Centred Approach
  • Part 4: Working with parents
  • Part 5: Gender imbalance
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Living with ADHD - Treatments, Interventions and Parenting Strategies

  • Part 1: Treatments
  • Part 2: Interventions/Therapies
  • Part 3: ADHD Training
  • Part 4: Some suggested parenting strategies to help with ADHD
  • Part 5: What parents say….
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Adults with ADHD

  • Part 1: Adults with ADHD

  • Part 2: WHO Study
  • Part 3: Common ADHD Symptoms in Adults
  • Part 4: Diagnosis in Adulthood
  • Part 5: Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment

Course 3 - Autism Awareness

Module 1 - What is Autism?

  • Part 1: What is Autism?
  • Part 2: Disabilities & Co-morbidities
  • Part 3: The Triad of Impairments
  • Part 4: History of Autism
  • Part 5: The Apparent Autism Epidemic
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - The Triad of Impairments

  • Part 1: Communication Impairments
  • Part 2: Social Interaction Impairments
  • Part 3: Impairment of Imagination
  • Part 4: Social Skills Isolation and Bullying
  • Part 5: Adults with Autism
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Common Symptoms of Autism

  • Part 1: Sensory Issues
  • Part 2: Signs of Sensory Issues
  • Part 3: Food Issues
  • Part 4: Repetitive Behaviours, Obsessions, Anxiety and Rituals
  • Part 5: Meltdowns & Tantrums
  • Part 6: Meltdowns – Anger and Aggression
  • Part 7: Meltdown Calming Strategies & Prevention
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Diagnosing Autism

  • Part 1: Diagnosis in Children
  • Part 2: The Diagnostic Assessment Process
  • Part 3: Diagnostic Report
  • Part 4: Diagnosis Procedures for Adults
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Gender Differences

  • Part 1: Autistic Boy to Girl Ratio
  • Part 2: Female Friendship Patterns in Primary School
  • Part 3: Female Autistic Behaviours
  • Part 4: ASD Girls and High School
  • Part 5: Male / Female Vocal Tone Differences
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Autism Treatments, Therapies, Interventions & Strategies

  • Part 1: Therapies & Intensive Programmes
  • Part 2: Types of Therapy
  • Part 3: Specific Non Therapeutic Interventions and Strategies
  • Part 4: Early Intervention
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - Making Reasonable Adjustments

  • Part 1: Equality Act of 2010
  • Part 2: Reasonable Adjustments
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Autism in Adults

  • Part 1: Adults with Autism
  • Part 2: Common Adult Autism Symptoms
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Inclusion

  • Part 1: Inclusion in Education

  • Part 2: The Medical and Social Models of Disability
  • Part 3: Achieving Inclusion
  • Part 4: 10 Strengths That People With Autism Add To Society
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 4 - Advanced Autism Awareness Practical Interventions and Support

Module One - Introduction

  • Part 1: What is Autism?
  • Part 2: Other Common Symptoms
  • Part 3: Autism – Something to be Proud of
  • Part 4: Sensory Stories
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module Two - Occupational Therapy

  • Part 1: What is an Occupational Therapist?
  • Part 2: Different Types of Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Part 3: Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Part 4: Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Part 5: OT in Schools
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module Three - Speech and Language Therapy

  • What is a Speech and Language Therapist?
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module Four - Applied Behaviour Analysis

  • Part 1: What is Applied Behaviour Analysis?
  • Part 2: Measurable and Quantifiable
  • Part 3: Other Branches of Psychology
  • Part 4: Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA)
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module Five - Emotional Well-Being

  • Part 1: Emotional Well-Being Interventions
  • Part 2: Challenging Negative Thought-Patterns
  • Part 3: Working Through the Big Events
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module Six - Holistic Approaches

  • Part 1: Six Main Categories of Challenging Behaviour
  • Part 2: Theory of Mind and how that can Impact on Mum
  • Part 3: How a Social Worker May be Able to Help
  • Module 6 Assessment

Course 5 - Bipolar Disorder Awareness

Module 1: Bipolar Awareness

  • Part 1: What Is Mental Illness?
  • Part 2: Common myths about mental illness
  • Part 3: Are mental illnesses really “illnesses”?
  • Part 4: What should we conclude?
  • Part 5: How is mental illness treated?
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: The Different Types

  • Part 1: A quick note on terminology
  • Part 2: The history of bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Is bipolar disorder a progressive illness?
  • Part 4: Challenges in diagnosing bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Four key controversies relating to the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Role Of Environmental And Biological Factors In Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: Background information – the nature – nurture debate in psychology
  • Part 2: The role of parenting and family experiences in susceptibility to bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: The role of social support as an environmental factor
  • Part 4: Implications for the treatment of bipolar disorder
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Associated Problems That Frequently Co-occur With Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: Anxiety disorders
  • Part 2: Panic disorder
  • Part 3: Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Medication For Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: What types of drugs are used to treat bipolar disorder?
  • Part 2: The dangers of combining drugs
  • Part 3: Encouraging medication adherence
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: What is psychotherapy?
  • Part 2: The different schools of psychotherapy
  • Part 3: What are the aims of psychotherapy?
  • Part 4: Who can benefit from psychotherapy?
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Lifestyle Strategies For Managing Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: Diet and bipolar disorder
  • Part 2: Sleep patterns and bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Exercise and bipolar disorder
  • Part 4: Social support and bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Recreational drugs and alcohol use in bipolar disorder
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Caring For and Understanding Someone With Bipolar Disorder

  • Part 1: How bipolar disorder can lead to problems within personal relationships
  • Part 2: How partners, friends and relatives can educate themselves about bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: How to communicate with someone who is experiencing a mood episode
  • Part 4: Crisis plans
  • Part 5: Acting as a carer for someone with bipolar disorder
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Challenges For Those With Bipolar Across The Lifespan

  • Part 1: Problems faced by children diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 2: Problems faced by adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Problems faced by young adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 4: Problems faced by middle-aged adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Problems faced by older adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Bipolar and the Workplace

  • Part 1: The risks associated with unemployment
  • Part 2: Steps employers can take to improve the experience of work for those with bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: How to support a friend or colleague who is experiencing mental illness
  • Part 4: Self-employment for people with bipolar disorder
  • Module 10 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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