Planning Support in Disability Services

Course code EDUC6003Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Provides an introduction to the area of programming principles and strategies used in the design of support programs for people with disabilities. This course is delivered in distance mode.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesAt the successful completion of the course, students will be able to;

1. discuss the place of lifespan approaches and quality of life concepts in the design of support programs, delivered across a range of settings,
2. identify and utilise principles and strategies derived from behavioural and ecological approaches to intervention,
3. incorporate basic assessment, programming and evaluation strategies in the design of support programs for people with disabilities.
Content1. Principles of functional assessment and intervention
2. Ecological approaches and the inclusion of families in support design and planning
3. Inclusive practices and universal design
4. Early intervention
5. Service and group based programming
6. Programming for the individual
7. Approaches to the management of challenging behaviour.
8. Personnel issues in program delivery
9. Examples of best practice in disability support programming
10. Program Evaluation
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeTwo years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Online DiscussionAssignment 1 - 30%
Other: (please specify)Assignment 2 - Program design exercise (part 1) - 35%
Other: (please specify)Assignment 3 - Program design exercise (part 2) - 35%
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 26 hour(s) per Term for Full Term