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Supporting Autism Spectrum Disorder course for Nurses

Speciality Classification
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session allows for the development of further understanding of the management of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It also focuses on some of the related problems and difficulties experienced by children and young people with a diagnosis of ASD.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe contributions of differing interventions in the management of ASD including home- and school-based interventions, as well as the role of pharmacological treatment
  • Describe support for sensory issues
  • Explain the key principles in supporting anxiety and behaviour support in the child with ASD

This session uses self assessments that help you check what you have learnt. You do not have to use them and your answers are not seen by anyone else.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete:

  • Instruction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (411–015)
Instructors / Speakers
Daphne Keen,
Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician

Dr Daphne Keen is a Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician at St. George’s Hospital in London with particular interest and experience in the management of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and related neurodevelopmental disorders. She has had a longstanding involvement in the Paediatric Mental Health Association (previously BPMHG) and the development of the RCPCH Child Mental Health subspecialty.

Stacy John-Legere,
Consultant Paediatrician in Community Paediatrics

Dr. Stacy John-Legere is a consultant community paediatrician, at Evelina London, GSTT NHS Foundation Trust. She is particularly interested in late childhood and adolescent developmental health issues, including diagnosis and management of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and associated conditions in the older child

Supporting Autism Spectrum Disorder course for Nurses
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Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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