Core Module Information
Module title: Working with Children and Families with a Learning Disability

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LDN08113
Module leader: Mhari Henderson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

This module considers the complex psychological and behavioural needs of children with learning disability covering
Knowledge of specific conditions to inform assessment and treatment e.g. Autism, ADHD and Fragile X
The assessment process and accessing health care
Treatment approaches and therapeutic interventions.
Legal and ethical issues including child protection and patient safety
Multi-disciplinary and agency approaches
Perspectives of the child, families, carers, and other interested parties

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1 Reflect upon the range of conditions, complex psychological and behavioural needs experienced by children with learning disabilities.
LO2: Based on best evidence and value based practice choose and use a range of appropriate assessments and assessments processes to inform treatment and support strategies.
LO3: Develop a treatment plan that demonstrates flexibility, is measurable and highlights optimum outcomes that are underpinned with evidenced based rationale
LO4: Examine the influences and intended impact of relevant legislation and policy in relation to the support needs of children and families with learning disabilities and complex psychological and behavioural needs.
LO5: Discuss approaches to working with families and child centred care delivery with other professionals, disciplines and service users and families.

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