Planning Support in Disability Services

10 Units

Provides an introduction to the area of programming principles and strategies used in the design of support programs for people with disabilities. This course is delivered in distance mode.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education

Not currently offered


At the successful completion of the course, students will be able to;

  1. discuss the place of lifespan approaches and quality of life concepts in the design of support programs, delivered across a range of settings,
  2. identify and utilise principles and strategies derived from behavioural and ecological approaches to intervention,
  3. incorporate basic assessment, programming and evaluation strategies in the design of support programs for people with disabilities.
  1. Principles of functional assessment and intervention
  2. Ecological approaches and the inclusion of families in support design and planning
  3. Inclusive practices and universal design
  4. Early intervention
  5. Service and group based programming
  6. Programming for the individual
  7. Approaches to the management of challenging behaviour.
  8. Personnel issues in program delivery
  9. Examples of best practice in disability support programming
  10. Program Evaluation
Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Two years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Online Discussion - Assignment 1 - 30%
  • Other: (please specify) - Assignment 2 - Program design exercise (part 1) - 35%
  • Other: (please specify) - Assignment 3 - Program design exercise (part 2) - 35%
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 26 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6003

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