Transdisciplinary Assess Sensory & Multiple Disabi
|Course code EDUC6115||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education|
This course will examine the role of assessment in the development and monitoring of individual educational plans for students with sensory and multiple disabilities. Candidates will gain an understanding of normal child development and examine the compounding effects of multiple disability including sensory, intellectual, physical disabilities. The role of formal and functional transdisciplinary assessment as it relates to students with sensory and multiple disabilities will be explored. This course will also examine the issues that affect the coordination of therapy, health care and educational services and explore some practical strategies for planning and implementing services and supports. Candidates will gain insights into the policy, administrative guidelines and role delineation of service provision frameworks for students with sensory and multiple disabilities. Students will be exposed to a variety of common medical conditions and health-related procedures (for example, tube feeding catheterization, and medication administration) as these affect assessment and educational programming. An integrated (education-therapy) model for the development of functional, chronologically age appropriate and future oriented programs for students with sensory and multiple disabilities in a range of settings including special school, special units and mainstreamed environments will be examined and critically analysed. This subject may be offered either as weekly on campus classes through the semester or through more flexible delivery as an intensive block course.
This course is administered by the RIDBC Renwick Centre. Successful completion of this course may require students to source their own textbooks and attend compulsory lecture days in Sydney. Further details are available from the Distance Education Co-ordinator +61 (02) 9872-0811 or firstname.lastname@example.org".Attendance on-campus is expected for some components of this course".
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004|
|Objectives||1. Develop an in-depth understanding of all aspects of normal development and the compounding effects of multiple disability|
2. To understand the assessment process and the role of a variety of disciplines in this process
3. To understand the role of formal and functional assessment for students with sensory and multiple disabilities from a transdisciplinary perspective.
4. To successfully use a variety of observational, assessment, planning and recording techniques to devise and implement intensive developmental programs for students with sensory and multiple disabilities
5. To examine the complex issues that affect coordination of therapy and health care with educational services and explore some practical strategies for planning and implementing services and supports
6. To gain insights into the policy, administrative guidelines and role delineation of service provision frameworks
7. To become knowledgeable about a variety of common medical conditions and health-related procedures
|Content||- Stages of normal social, emotional, motor, cognitive and communicative development |
- Formal and functional therapeutic assessment of students with sensory impairments and multiple disabilities
- Transdisciplinary approach to functional assessment of children with sensory of multiple disabilities
- Use of a variety of observational, assessment, planning and recording techniques to devise and implement intensive developmental programs for students with sensory and multiple disabilities
- Community, family and parental program involvement
- Policy, administrative guidelines and role delineation
- Common medical conditions affecting educational programming
- Health and educational issues for students with sensory impairments and multiple disabilities in a variety of learning environments
|Replacing Course(s)||This is a new course that does not replace any other subject offering. This course will be covered by existing Renwick College staff and have no impact upon teaching loads for other staff in the Faculty of Education.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 42 hour(s) per Term for Full Term|