- Case Studies
- Problem-based learning
- Reading groups
The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- The field of supporting people with disabilities has moved towards an inclusive, support-based service delivery system.
- There is now recognition of the rights of all children and youth, regardless of diverse abilities, to participate actively in natural settings within their communities.
- There are differences between natural and traditional service settings.
- There is a full array of services and supports available.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Examine the strengths and limitations of service options for children and youth
- Describe current models of infant development
- Describe current models of supported child care
- Describe current models of life skill support
Examine the necessary components of inclusive supports in schools
- Explore the five areas of development upon which primary, intermediate and graduate curriculum is built upon
- Review how all children learn through active participation
- Explore the diversity of learners in schools and school district responses
- Describe how individualization is provided for all learners
- Describe how community participation is provided for all learners
- Identify the differences between elementary and secondary culture
- Clarify the role of the teacher and the classroom assistant
Examine the strengths and limitations of service options for adults
- Compare and contrast eligibility criteria between programs and services for children and youth
- Identify key factors that lead to a successful transition
- Examines how different individualized planning tools can be used to plan at transition points
- Compares and contrasts service outcomes for youth in their preparation for adulthood
- On-line contributions
- Module exams
- Case studies