Course AOF1609 - Intellectual Disability Studies (Starts, 13/09/2016)
Duration 1 Tuesday Per Month
Cost €150.00
Night Tuesday 5.00pm - 8.00pm
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 Course Description

Learners will be able to:

  1. Categorise the range of terms which have been used to label people with an intellectual disability as inappropriate and appropriate labels
  2. Define the terms intellectual disability and multiple disability
  3. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of both the medical and social models of support
  4. Recognise the effects of caring for a person with an intellectual disability on close and extended family members
  5. Define the term front line staff
  6. Promote the following in caring for a person with an intellectual disability:
    • dignity
    • choice
    • relationships
    • contributing
  7. Promote positive attitudes toward people with an intellectual disability
  8. Outline the history of services to people with an intellectual disability in Ireland
  9. Explore past and current attitudes toward people with an intellectual disability
  10. Examine own attitude toward people with an intellectual disability
  11. Identify how the policies and practice of a given organisation reflect the attitudes of that organisation toward people with an intellectual disability
  12. Explain the known causes of intellectual disability
  13. Describe the levels of intellectual disability and how these are assessed
  14. Outline the potential impact of a multiple disability on a person
  15. Provide examples of services to persons with an intellectual disability that illustrate the medical and or social models of support
  16. Outline current approaches toward developing quality in the provision of services to persons with an intellectual disability and their families, to include standards and quality assurance
  17. Identify examples of progressive models of service delivery both from Ireland and from other countries
  18. Outline the range of physical, social, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of persons with an intellectual disability
  19. Explain the role of the following in relation to individuals with an intellectual disability, their families and staff:
    • physiotherapist
    • occupational therapist
    • speech and language therapist
    • social worker
    • psychologist
  20. Explain the role of front line staff in providing individualised support to persons with an intellectual disability in accordance with their preferences and needs
  21. Illustrate the importance of working as part of a team in meeting the needs of persons with an intellectual disability.

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