1.1 describe the types of difficulty that individuals with an autistic spectrum condition may have with language and other ways of communicating with others (to help you answer this question; What social difficulties might autistic people have with any communication? What verbal and non verbal difficulties might they have?)
1.2. Identify problems that individuals with an autistic spectrum condition may have in social interaction and relationships (to help you answer this question; How would the problems you looked at in 1;1 cause problems with autistic people interacting with other people? In what ways might people who do not have autism be put off making relationships with autistic people because of these problems?)
1.2 outline the problems of inflexibility and restrictiveness in activities and interests and how these may affect individuals on the autistic spectrum. (to help you answer this question; If people with autism find interaction with other people hard how is this likely to affect their behaviour? How do autistic people react to any changes in their routines? Why do they need set or rigid routines ?
How do these changes make them feel?)
2.1 explain why it is important to recognise that each individual on the autistic spectrum has their own individual abilities, needs, strengths, preferences and interests (To help you answer this questions;
How can getting to know someone with autism help you when you are dealing with their individual problems? What special strengths or talents might autistic people have? Do carers need to have different attitudes to autistic people than other people? Why? How can carers make sure that the care given to autistic people in individual and person centred to them?)
2.2 describe why autism can be considered as a spectrum, encompassing individuals differing in the expression and severity of their symptoms (To help you answer this question; What is the definition of “spectrum”? (if you put a quote here please make sure that you add quote marks (“ ,,,” )and a note of the reference and date eg; [chambers 20th century dictionary accessed 6/1/15]
Why is autism considered as a spectrum?
What other condition is it similar to and why?
What different symptoms might there be?