Education Students with 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 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand 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
  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



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6087
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