WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES: PRACTICE APPLICATIONS

SWP3WPD

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will introduce you to effective supports for people with intellectual disabilities to ensure they are included in society and live a quality of life similar to other citizens. There are many factors that influence support and how support has changed over time from one of segregation to community living. Analysis will consider the socio-political context upon both access to supports and types available, including the influences of the recent National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). You will further learn the underpinning principles and significance of person-centred approach and reflect upon communication skills. Approaches to safe guarding rights and the prevention of abuse of people with disabilities will also be discussed. You will understand the challenges in the context of effective support planning for people with a cognitive disability across community participation, social inclusion and decision-making.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesSWP3USD

Incompatible subjectsN/A

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Social Work Practice and Intellectual Disability

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBigby, C & Frawley, P

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and identify the capabilities of people with a range of disabilities
02. Apply the principles of effective and inclusive support to people with intellectual disabilities
03. Apply effective communication skills when developing individualized support plans with people with intellectual disabilities, their families and carers
04. Critique the policy context of professional practice in relation to supporting people with an intellectual disability, their families and carers
05. Critically evaluate intellectual disability research demonstrating the ability to practice to apply it to a range of disability settings.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 2.00 d lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x 2500 word essaySubmitted through Turnitin.

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Groupwork activities - peer feedback (equivalent 750 words)Workshops will involve production of peer feedback against select group activity/s. including: bibliographic research, case notes, discussion minutes, policy review & implications, casework solutions against scenarios with relative justifications.You are to compile and present to rest of class. Sample student feedback marking template/s will be provided with embedded criteria.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2

1 x 45 minute online open book quiz (750 words)To be submitted to Turnitin via LMS

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1