Aug 22, 2019
ACHV 030 - Communication and Self Advocacy 5 Credits
The course enables students to develop an understanding of the key differences between the child and adult serve structures for people with disabilities. Course provides a framework for disclosure of disability in academic and career settings. Students will explore the advantages and disadvantages of disclosure while practicing self-advocacy skills in school and work-based environments. Students explore the differences between causal and professional communication and demonstrate effective communication strategies in higher education and employment settings.
Designed to Serve Students with low basic skills that impede access to academic, vocational, and social advancement.
Active Date 2014-07-02
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
ii. Dynamics of Communication
iii. Oral Communication: listening, language, nonverbal
iv. Managing Conflict
v. Differences between youth and adult services for people with disabilities
vi. Reasonable accommodations
vii. Disclosure of disability
viii. Practice and demonstrate basic principles of interpersonal communication and self-advocacy
Student Learning Outcomes
Identify key differences between youth and adult service systems for people with disabilities.
Understand, identify, and practice requesting reasonable accommodations
Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of disclosure of disability in academic and work based settings.
Students will identify and demonstrate basic principles of interpersonal communication through performance-based activities, oral presentations, class discussions, and research/reflective written assignments.
Demonstrate an understanding of the key differences between casual and professional communication
Practice and demonstrate active listening skills, asking questions, and giving feedback.
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