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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 378 Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions ⇒ 1.2 Analyse the main diagnostic features of autistic spectrum conditions, commonly known as the ‘triad of impairments’

1.2 Analyse the main diagnostic features of autistic spectrum conditions, commonly known as the ‘triad of impairments’

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 378 Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
Learning outcome: 1. Understand the main characteristics of autistic spectrum conditions
Assessment criteria: 1.2 Analyse the main diagnostic features of autistic spectrum conditions, commonly known as the ‘triad of impairments’

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  • The triad of impairments identifies three areas where individuals with autism may have difficulties. They are:
    • Social communication – difficulties with both verbal and non-verbal language
    • Social interaction – difficulties recognising how others may be feeling or understanding social norms
    • Social imagination – difficulties understanding that others may think, feel and behave differently from them
  • The triad of impairments was developed in the 1970s by Wing & Gould
  • Critics of the triad argue that it is outdated because ‘impairments’ suggests a weakness, rather than a difference
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