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Support Worker Online Training Program

 

 

The Gold Centre is proud to launch an on-line version of its successful Support Worker Training Program. We have been offering this program for nearly 10 years; as such, the knowledge and experience of our well-respected content experts has been put towards building this exceptional program.

 

This online program is a modified version of the in-class training, with content that was designed to meet the needs of a North American audience. It comprises eight modules covering a broad range of topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Intellectual Disabilities (ID), with a central focus on the role of support workers in classroom and daycare settings, as they provide aid to students with neurodevelopmental disabilities: specifically, with ASD and ID. The course material is presented using video presentations, case studies, PowerPoint slides with text and visuals, and short quizzes to test knowledge integration, as well as a final exam. Each presentation ranges from 15-35 minutes.

 

PROGRAM CONTENT

 

MODULE 1 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Instructor: Nathalie Garcin, Ph.D,  Clinical psychologist

 

Learning Objectives

  • Define the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders
  • Recognize the early signs of children with autism spectrum disorders
  • Describe recent research studies on the causes of autism spectrum disorders
  • List and explain the tools that are used in making a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders

MODULE 2 - Working together: The role of the support worker

Instructor: Jovette Francoeur, Educational Consultant

 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies to communicate effectively with teachers
  • Describe the central role of the support worker in facilitating independence, promoting positive behavior, and supporting learning

MODULE 3 - Introduction to Intellectual disability

Instructor: Nathalie Garcin, Ph.D., Clinical psychologist

 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what is meant by the term 'intellectual disability'
  • Recognize the early signs of children with intellectual disabilities
  • List and explain the tools that are used in screening and diagnosing intellectual disabilities
  • Describe some recent research on the causes of intellectual disabilities

MODULE 4 - Supporting students with the use of visual aids

Instructor: Myriam Beauchamp, M.S., Speech & Language Pathologist

 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of using visual supports in the classroom
  • List and describe the different types of visual supports used in the classroom

MODULE 5 - Encouraging Appropriate Behaviors

Instructor: Alexandra Rothstein, M.A., BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the process of learning
  • Define the term reinforcement
  • Name and describe the four functions of behavior
  • Identify strategies to reduce problematic behavior

MODULE 6 - Behavior Management in the classroom

Instructor: Stephanie Gliksman, M. Ed, Educational consultant

 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe different types of challenging behaviors
  • Develop ways to help strengthen relationships
  • Identify preventative strategies
  • Describe classroom strategies that help decrease challenging behavior

MODULE 7 - Social Cognitive deficits in ASD

Instructor: Jennifer Nachshen, Ph.D, Clinical psychologist

 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of social skills
  • Identify the aspects of ASD that impact the development of social skills
  • Define three major social cognitive theories
  • List seven strategies for teaching social skills

MODULE 8 - Navigating Transitions

Instructor: Jovette Francoeur, Educational Consultant

 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies to communicate effectively with teachers
  • Describe the central role of the support worker in facilitating independence, promoting positive behavior, and supporting learning

COURSE STRUCTURE

This course is offered to you by the Gold Centre, through KnowledgeOne’s online learning platform. Participants register on-line and take the course in the comfort of their own home or workplace. Once you have registered and paid for the course, you will be sent login and password information. You will have one week to complete each module. Each module is approximately 15 to 35 minutes long, and modules must be completed in sequence, in order to unlock the following module. A series of questions are included within each module in the program to assess the student’s level of comprehension. A correct answer must be given in order to continue. The participant has an unlimited number of tries on these quizzes. After all eight modules have been completed, study and take the final exam, that serves as a graded culmination of information presented in the course modules. It is only accessible to registrants once all eight modules have been completed. The exam consists of 20 randomized questions drawn from a larger bank of questions on the course material. You will have the opportunity to take the exam as many times as necessary until you receive a passing score of 70% or above. Upon receiving a score of 70%, you will receive your Support Worker Online Training Program Certificate via email.

Once you have started the course, you will have access to your account for eight (8) weeks (one week per module). To obtain the certificate you MUST complete all course requirements within this time.

  

COST

$400.00

 

CREDITS

The Support Worker Online Training Program is recognised by the Society for training and continued education (SOFEDUC); as such, we are pleased to issue 1 UEC credit.

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

In order to access the course, your computer must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Windows:XP or higher; or Mac OS X or higher
  • High Speed Internet connection
  • Sound card and speakers or headphones
  • Internet Browser: CHROME, Mozilla, Firefox, or Navigator. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

As this course is made available through the KnowledgeOne platform, the Gold Centre refund policy does not apply. Once you have registered online, there are NO REFUNDS. Please read the course objectives and all pertinent information carefully prior to registering for the course, and contact the Gold Centre at info@goldlearningcentre.com should you require additional information.