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Are you looking to improve your knowledge and skills in intellectual and developmental disabilities or mental health? ISDS’s experts can deliver training online or in person, involving interactive learning techniques and covering theoretical and practical applications.

Training Offers

We offer Disability and Mental Health Training that is innovative and research-led. Our training modules and research covers conditions such as ADHD, Apert Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Developmental Hearing Loss, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Kernicterus and Language and Speech Difficulties and more. By delivering quality education and training to anyone (students, academics, researchers, families of people with disabilities, carers, health workers and service providers) interested in disabilities including but not limited to IDD. We aim to improve care standards and public attitudes towards disabled people, reducing stigma and enhancing their quality of life. 

Understanding Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Learning Difficulties

This module develops your understanding, knowledge and perception of intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g., Down's Syndrome, Autism and ADHD); exploring the basic facts about the causes of disabilities, including historical and contemporary concepts and models of disability, implications of terminologies such as the use of intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities and learning difficulties and ways to support individuals.

Inclusion and Participation of Disabled People in Education and Modern Society

This module explores factors and processes that lead to social and educational exclusion of disabled people in our contemporary society; exploring legislations/ public policies in relation to disability and their practical and cultural implications for disabled people, reflecting on ways in which the lives of disabled people might be improved in the ways they are supported with a special focus on diverse and multicultural societies.

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Illness Within Spiritual and Scientific Perspectives

This module explores the historical, medical, psychological, cultural and social definitions of mental health/illness and how policy and practice have changed over time. It examines how spiritual/religious, medical and psychological interpretations of mental health and illness influence the subjective experience of mental health/ illness, the diagnosis, and the variety of treatments people access.

Professional Leadership and Management of Disability Services and Practices

This module covers leadership and management theories in the context of service provision and explores knowledge and understanding of the role of leadership and management in promoting the interests and support for people with disabilities in any aspect of the disability field in African countries. We recommend this training for anyone who is involved in policy-making, advocacy or positions of leadership.

Understanding Social Research Methods, Research Design and Data Collection

This academic skills module develops your understanding of the principles of social research and related philosophical discussions. People who take this course will also develop basic skills in the use of both quantitative and qualitative research techniques and begin to judge what methods and techniques are appropriate to specific research problems/questions. You can also complete an optional research project.

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