Disability Specialist, Certificate
People with disabilities are an integral part of the community and should receive necessary community-based supports.
This certificate program provides a concentration in on-the-job training in direct service situations, as well as specialized courses that relate to developmental disabilities.
Disability Specialist Requirements
|HSE* 101||Introduction to Human Services||3|
|HSE* 210||Group & Interpersonal Relations||3|
|PSY* 111||General Psychology I||3|
|PSY* 163||Children with Disabilities||3|
|PSY* 183||Learning Process & Disabilities||3|
|HSE* 251||Work with Individuals and Families||3|
| HSE* 241
|| Human Services Agencies & Organizations
|HSE* 294||Disability Specialist Seminar||1|
||Assistive Technology - Students (K-12)||1|
|PSY* 173||Adults with Disabilities||3|
|PSY* 174||Assistive Technology - Adults||1|
|PSY* 193||Issues/Trends in Disabilities||3|
|Total Credits Required: 30|
Division of Social Science and Hospitality: 860-512-2750
With the addition of experience in the field of disability and upon successful completion of all Disability Specialist certificate program requirements, graduates will
1. Define and discuss basic definitions, causes, psychological characteristics and educational approaches relevant to children with disabilities.
2. Recognize children and adults with disabilities as people with abilities, capacities and gifts more than people with limitations.
3. Identify current trends, issues and current national and state laws and policies affecting people with disabilities and their families.
4. Compare various learning theories and their application to children and adults with disabilities.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards including
Source: 2011-2012 Course Catalog
For Additional Information, Contact: 860-512-2753