ASD093 - Communication Strategies

Outline info
Semester
School
Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:26:07.953
Last review date 2017-07-17 00:15:00.858


Subject Title
Communication Strategies

Subject Description
Students will learn how to respond and communicate effectively with families, staff and clinical teams in working with individuals with ASD. Current approaches to team building, problem solving techniques and interpersonal communication will be discussed.

Credit Status
One credit toward Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Recognition of Achievement Certificate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Respond effectively to differing family dynamics, language, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic backgrounds.

2. Communicate using problem solving techniques with families of individuals with ASD.

3. Practice interpersonal skills based on team building approaches.

4. Discuss ethics and professionalism in relation to ethical decision making.

5. Discuss relevant federal & provincial legislation.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
ASD090, 091, 092 or equivalency

Topic Outline

    Interpersonal communication skills

    Problem solving techniques

    Ethics and professionalism

    Team building – current approaches

    Federal & provincial legislation

Mode of Instruction
This workshop will be delivered via lecture, small and large group discussions, class exercises and readings. 

Prescribed Texts
Handouts

Reference Material
None.

Required Supplies
None.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
An assignment to be handed in within a week of attending the workshop will be given out to receive a SAT or UNSAT grade.       

PLEASE RETAIN THIS SUBJECT OUTLINE FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE USE IN SUPPORT OF CREDIT APPLICATIONS AT OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

Approved by: Lisa Somers