Working with Clients with Disabilites
Suoritus ennakkoon? Katso toteutukset lukuvuonna 2023-2024.
- professionally masters the concepts / definitions of disability and disability and the most common manifestations
- becomes acquainted with the methods and key legislation of the treatment and rehabilitation of disabled people
- is able to work with people with disabilities and their families in multi-professional cooperation
The student´s workload: 3 credit units
- on the academic schedule 30 hrs
- self-learning/ self-study 51hrs
Edeltävät opinnot / Suositellut valinnaiset opinnot
No previous studies required.
Developmental disability and more common developmental disabilities. Neurological, linguistic and developmental disorders. Sensory hearing and vision impairments.
Legislation related to rehabilitation. Forms of rehabilitation and assessment of functional capacity.
The student is familiar with the principles of the Finnish disability policy which are equality, participation and accessibility (the Disability Services Act).
The student understands the global challenges for the services and knows the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
1. Vehmas, Simo 2005. Vammaisuus. Johdatus teoriaan ja etiikkaan.
2. Manninen, Anja & Pihko, Helena 2013. Kehitysvammaisuus.
3. The Online Handbook on Disability Services. Finnish institute of helth and welfare. Online: https://thl.fi/en/web/handbook-on-disability-services
Material announced by the teacher.
Opetusmuoto / Opetusmenetelmät
Lecture teaching, small group assignments. Written assignment or exam.
Grade 1-2: The student knows the most important forms of the support from the society for the disabled and the chronically ill, and recognizes their need for support in the society.
Grade 3-4: The student knows how to apply his knowledge of the benefits of the disabled into client cases. The student knows how to apply the principles of unrestrictedness and involution in a practical level.
Grade 5: The student has views on the social discussion concerning disability and he is able to see the effect of different research trends on the social discussion concerning disability.
The student gives feedback on the course through the Spark system.