1 x 2-hour workshop per semester
1 x 150-hour field placement per semester
1 x .5-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 18 units of study
2 Admission into MDPLA-Master of Disability Practice and Leadership
2a Admission into MDPLDE-Master of Disability Practice and Leadership (Developmental Education)
2b Admission into MDPP-Master of Disability Policy and Practice
Must Satisfy: ((1) or ((2 or 2a or 2b)))
Enrolment not permitted
DSRS9034 has been successfully completed
Self-reflection paper; Placement (150 hours) and successful agency evaluation
Topic description
This topic is concerned with interventions assisting persons with disabilities through the life-cycle, including those with intellectual disability, brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, vision and auditory impairment and others with learning difficulties. Students will be practically involved with concepts of prescriptive teaching and designing of individual educational and support programs; remedial teaching; and field experience in the assessment, remediation and evaluation of teaching programs designed to support people with disabilities. Theory and practice will be linked closely in this topic and it is planned that students carry out a wide range of assessments and apply theory to the development, application and evaluation of learning programs.
Educational aims
This topic aims to provide students with opportunities to think critically about service provision in the disability sector; to design, implement and evaluate strategies that increase quality of life for people living with disability and investigate and compare current theory to practice around the disability sector.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify and utilize best practice in relation to people with specific support needs

  2. Critically evaluate research and practice in relation to individuals with specific support needs

  3. Design, implement and evaluate a support program for an individual or small group of people with specific support needs

  4. Link and compare theory to practice

  5. Reflect on their professional development.