Parenting with Developmental Disability (GSDD5014)


This unit introduces students to the challenges and achievements typically found in the lives of parents with a developmental disability and their children. Students will critically examine 'popular' and professional narratives about, and responses to parents with a developmental disability. Students will become familiar with the empirical literature on parenting with a developmental disability, including but not limited to evidence-based parent education and family support strategies. Students will apply this knowledge to identify service gaps, and opportunities in their own local area to promote the health and wellbeing of families headed by a parent with a developmental disability.

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Web-based training: no on-campus attendance required


Assignment 1 (40%), Assignment 2 (40%), and participation in online discussion groups (20%)

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