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Disability Services (DSV)

DSV-104 Making a Difference: Service Careers, 3 cr.
Introduction to the human services and helping professions. A basic overview of services available, recipient populations and issues related to helping others. Covers professionalism, teamwork and communication skills.
 
DSV-125 Behavior Management, 3 cr.
Students will develop the beginning skills of observing and managing the behavior of others individually or in groups. This course introduces students to beginning behavior teaching methods and situations. Teaches how-to skills, such as observing, recording, designing, implementing and evaluating behavior programs.
 
DSV-135 Assessment and Instruction, 3 cr.
This course introduces students to the value base of human services and helping professions. Address strategies and practices used in assessing and evaluating client needs, establishing and identifying resources and making appropriate referrals. Intake interviews and assessments are explored. Students will develop knowledge and basic skills in the area of programming and developing support services and community resources. Ethical issues are also addressed.
 
DSV-155 Services & Vocational Planning, 4 cr.
Focus is on available support services and vocational aspects of rehabilitation. Content includes identification of job tasks, occupational characteristics and job matching. Students gain understanding of the need for services and the referral process. Job analysis and labor market surveys are completed. Students will develop an appreciation of the psychosocial adjustment aspects of living with a disability. This course will cover both physical and mental disabilities and services available. Students will participate with Service Learning projects.
 
DSV-160 Counseling Skills, 4 cr.
This is an introductory course in applied counseling techniques. Students are introduced to a variety of facilitative skills and counseling concepts and work through the interviewing process in simulated helping services settings.
 
DSV-932 Internship Human Services/Disab St., 2 cr., 3 cr.
Practical field experience in phases of operation and duties relating to human services, paraeducation, health or rehabilitation. Focus is program writing, data collection, documentation, job skills, and participant outcome.
 
DSV-941 Practicum, 3 cr., 4 cr., 6 cr.
Practical field experience in phases of operation and duties relating to human services, paraeducation, health or rehabilitation. Focus is program writing, data collection, documentation, job skills, and participant outcome.
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