EDUC6087

Developmental Disabilities

10 Units

The course examines current research on developmental disabilities with the goal of increasing students' awareness of the causes and characteristics of a variety of disabilities, together with current approaches to service provision. Causes of disability, types of disability and the support needs of people with disabilities will be examined. Several specific disabilities will be studied in greater detail, and students will be expected to complete an in-depth study in one of these areas.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Knowledge of causes and characteristics of common disabilities
  2. Examine social, emotional and health issues related to disability
  3. Discuss current support philosophies for people with a disability
Content
  1. Introduction/causes
  2. Intellectual disability
  3. Physical disability
  4. Down syndrome
  5. Low incidence disabilities
  6. Autism spectrum disorder
  7. Medical/genetic issues
  8. Self-determination/choice
  9. Transitions
  10. Educational and support approaches
Assumed Knowledge Two years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification
Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: Issue Analysis in Online Discussion
  • Presentation: Presentations: Class
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Self Directed Learning equivalent of 2 hours per week, face to face, for Weblearn students)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6087

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