This unit aims to develop students' knowledge, skill and attitudes about people with intellectual disability, with a focus on participation and support needs. Students will study three modules: Module 1 - Foundational concepts including: conceptions of disability; advocacy; empowerment; person centred approaches; individualised supports; policy; and legislation. Module 2 - Strategies and techniques for support: Active support; skill development; visual communication; person/environment fit; and goal setting. Module 3 - Lifespan and contextual perspectives: Children, young people and families; inclusive education; transition from school; employment; end of life supports; rural issues; and cultural perspectives. Classroom teaching will be supported by a small-group fieldwork project.
1x3hr lecture/ week
Open book exam (30%), reading responses (30%) and fieldwork project report (40%)