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Interacting with People with Learning Disabilities

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From 1 July 2022, all registered CQC health and social care providers must ensure that their staff receive training in how to interact appropriately with people who have a learning disability and autistic people, at a level appropriate to their role. This new legal requirement was introduced by the Health and Care Act 2022. The required details of the training have yet to be released, however, we believe that this training provides a very good base to improve understanding and may indeed cover many or all elements of the required training once details have been released.

Our Interacting with People with Learning Disabilities course has been designed to sit alongside our Autism Awareness course to provide appropriate training for your staff to help break down the barriers in order to communicate effectively with people with a learning disability.

Course syllabus;

  • What is a learning disability
  • Public Health England data
  • Barriers to effective and meaningful communication
  • A look at the following learning disabilities, some of the hurdles they face, care needs and some treatment options;
    • Downs Syndrome
    • Williams Syndrome
    • Fragile X Syndrome
    • Retts Syndrome
    • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Managing challenging behaviour and strategies

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