It is intended that this unit of study will examine the general and specific characteristics and learning requirements of children with intellectual, physical, language, sensory, learning, behavioural and/or emotional disabilities and an understanding of disability issues, legislation and policy. The unit of study follows a rights based approach. Through the study and discussion of theory and research related to such issues, students will be guided more explicitly to an understanding and critical evaluation of research literature in these fields, focusing particularly upon the cognitive, affective, social, and behavioural needs and characteristics of students with disability. This focus is intended to enable the reading of professional publications with understanding, and to develop skills of critical review and analysis necessary for the evaluation of research in the field using current disability models.
1x annotated bibliography (20%) and 1x critique (30%) and 1x major paper (50%)