⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 378 Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions ⇒ 1.5 Describe other conditions that may be associated with the autistic spectrum

1.5 Describe other conditions that may be associated with the autistic spectrum

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: 1.5 Describe other conditions that may be associated with the autistic spectrum

  • Several conditions commonly co-occur in individuals with autism, including:
    • Learning disabilities – difficulties learning new skills and processing new or complicated information
    • Mental health conditions – depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder etc.)
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – difficulty maintaining focusing and concentration
    • Dyslexia – difficulties with reading and writing
    • Dyspraxia – difficulties with physical coordination
    • Epilepsy – vulnerable to experiencing seizures
    • Insomnia – difficulties sleeping

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