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: 1.6 Describe how language and intellectual abilities vary between individuals and sub-groups across the spectrum.
- There can be considerable differences between the language and intellectual abilities of different individuals on the autistic spectrum
- For example, individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome have no delays in speech, language or intellectual ability
- For example, one of the criteria for childhood autism is impaired development before the age of three