May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours.
Acquaints students with the medical, psychosocial, vocational, political, and cultural aspects of disability in America. Development and implementation of disability policy by governmental agencies in this country will be examined, and the role of activism and advocacy in securing civil rights for persons with a disability will be explored. Various philosophical and theoretical models for understanding the disability experience will be offered, and course content will include the key historical events that shaped the present conditions of persons with disabilities. Lastly, students will be introduced to an array of service modalities used to address health and adjustment needs of persons with disabilities. Same as CHLH 330.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci
Orientation to general field of rehabilitation; includes foundations, resources, assessment, counseling, and placement. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.
Examination of the scope of physical, mental and cognitive disabilities, their causes, complications, and treatment. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.
Examines theories of job placement, job seeking skills, and techniques for outreach with employees. Focuses on a systems approach to job placement for persons with disabilities. Topics include supported employment, labor market trends, and job restructuring. Lab time with disabled clients who are active in the job search process is required. 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours.
This course has been designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in rehabilitation and disability research. The course will cover major topics of research methods and techniques used in rehabilitation and disability research. A review of experimental designs and methods, human subject research, and disability related funding agencies will also be covered. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.
Study of the social and emotional adjustment of individuals with disabilities; evaluation of effects imposed by societal attitudes; analysis of the implications for rehabilitation professionals in dealing with individuals who have a disability; review of relevant research. Same as SPED 520.
Theory and practice of vocational evaluation techniques for persons with disabilities. Reviews basic psychometric instruments and adds practical experience with work samples and computer-based testing. Includes hands-on experience in the evaluation of disabled clients. Prerequisite: REHB 401 or one basic course in testing.
Development of individual counseling skills in a rehabilitation setting; emphasis on vocational evaluation and placement skills as developed in case management and planning experiences as well as adjustment to disability, vocational choice, and job placement techniques. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: REHB 401, REHB 520, REHB 536, and consent of instructor.
Practical experience in a major area of rehabilitation; discussion/laboratory sections cover such practicum topics related to administration, counseling, or supported employment and other rehabilitation services. Prerequisite: REHB 301 and consent of instructor.
Independent research on special projects. Open only to majors. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: REHB 401; consent of instructor.
Lecture course on topics of current interest; specific subject matter announced in Schedule. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Will be determined for each topic and will be indicated in Schedule; REHB 401; consent of instructor.
Preparation of thesis in rehabilitation. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Satisfactory standing in the master's program.