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  Jan 17, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog

Disability Specialist

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Program Philosophy

People with disabilities are an integral part of the community and should receive necessary community-based supports.

This certificate program provides a concentration in on-the-job training in direct service situations, as well as specialized courses that relate to developmental disabilities.

Learning Outcomes

With the addition of experience in the field of disability and upon successful completion of all Disability Specialist certificate program requirements, graduates will

  1. Define and discuss basic definitions, causes, psychological characteristics and educational approaches relevant to children with disabilities.
  2. Discuss how children and adults with disabilities have unique abilities rather than limitations.
  3. Compare various learning theories and their application to children and adults with disabilities.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards including confidentiality.
  5. Define ethical standards in the disability field and demonstrate confidentiality in written and oral assignments.

Total Credits Required: 30

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