Person Centred Approaches - TZ325

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn
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4 30 (15) DR M Barnoux

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

Only available to Tizard UG programmes

2019-20

Overview

This module will present students with teaching on the policy and research contexts of person centred approaches, their origins and applications, and the methods of beginning a basic assessment of goodness of fit between individuals and environments by focussing on four domains: communication, wellbeing, choice and activities. Through assessment of work situations or of a hypothetical case study, students will be able to offer a critical and constructive answer to the question of how to provide person-centred support to individuals.

Details

Contact hours

This module will be taught through blended learning. Blended learning features online forum and chat discussions, case-study work, group exercises, videos, guided reading of text based materials and study questions.

Availability

Available 2018/19

Method of assessment

The module is assessed through a number of assessed elements. These comprise a two part 3500 word essay (60%), a one hour MCT/Short-answer exam (30%), and a mark for contributions to online discussion forums (10%).

Indicative reading

Cambridge, P. & Carnaby, S., (Eds.) (2005). Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Carnaby, S., (Ed) (2011). Learning Disability Today. Third Edition. Brighton: Pavilion Publishing.
Frith, U., (2003) Autism: Explaining the Enigma. Second Edition Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
Grant, G., Ramcharan, P., Flynn, M., Richardson, M., (Eds.) (2010). Learning Disability: a life cycle approach. Second Edition. Maidenhead: OUP.
Kutscher, M.L. (2015). Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar, and More! : The one stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals. Second Edition. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Mansell, J., Beadle-Brown, J., (2012). Active Support: enabling and empowering people with intellectual disabilities. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Learning outcomes

• Demonstrate an understanding of the origins and underlying principles of person centred approaches to supporting individuals with autism or intellectual and developmental disabilities
• Evaluate different approaches in the research literature
• Begin to assess the fit between an individual and the environment in terms of communication, engagement & activity, choice and wellbeing
• Show capacity to draw on both published work and personal experience
• Demonstrate the ability to understand and communicate key concepts in writing
• Make effective use of information technology (word processing, email, internet, online learning resources) to meet deadlines and complete tasks
• Demonstrate time management skills
• Recognise issues relating to equality and diversity by using non-discriminatory language

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