- Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
- Mature Student
- Textbook: Working with Families of Children with Special Needs: Family and Professional Partnerships and Roles 1st Edition ©2012 Pearson Publishing
Course Fees: $485.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 45 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education
In this subject, students will focus on the families of special needs children to understand the challenges and needs of these families as well as the skills and strategies required of developmental services workers and educators working with such families. Students will also learn the common legal and ethical concerns surrounding children with special needs and their families and the unique approaches required due to the diversity in families with special needs children, cultural considerations, age, and communication styles.
North Bay Campus or Online – www.nativetc.com
Part 1: Historical and Legal Foundations of Family Involvement in Special Education in Canada
Part 2: Historical and Current Perspectives of Family Involvement
Part 3: Family Members’ Roles and Characteristics
Part 4: Communicating and Collaborating with Families
Part 5: Diversity Among Families and Professionals
Part 6: Cultural Competence and Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds
Part 7: Understanding the Family Perspective
Part 8: Special Considerations for Families: Birth through High School
Part 9: Family Voices
Skill Competencies: Apply person-directed supports and services that respect and promote self-determination for people with developmental disabilities. Demonstrate leadership in the development of inclusive communities.
Knowledge Competencies: Identify and select person-directed supports and services that respect and promote self-determination for people with developmental disabilities. Outline and describe how to extend leadership in the development of inclusive communities.