Catalog 2016-2017 
    Oct 20, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SHSV 140 Disability Issues & Practice

5 credits
The student will identify the major categories of disability and the functional limitations of each. Vocational, psychological and educational impacts on the individual, family and community will be examined.

Prerequisites: SHSV 110  or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Winter

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Analyze the historical and political development of the disability rights movement in the United States
  • Incorporate sensitivity, respect, and cultural appreciation into their interaction with those individuals with disabilities and their families
  • Interpret the American with Disabilities Act  (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, and other legislation as they impact disability rights and accommodation to their clients
  • Define the terms specific to disability law and support services
  • Maintain currency in the decisions of the federal and state courts with regard to disability rights and accommodations
  • Identify at least 6 categories of disability, including the functional limitations and defining characteristics of each                        
  • Analyze case studies to determine appropriate accommodations applied in the workplace and classroom
  • Assess  the needs of clients with disabling conditions as they access social services
  • Develop a resource bank of services that support individuals with disabilities