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DIS3107 Communication Skills and Disability
Credit Points: 15

This unit extends students’ interpersonal skills by focusing on principles for communicating with people with disabilities, including those who have minimal verbal communication skills. Communication barriers experienced by people with disabilities are examined and ways of avoiding or overcoming those barriers explored. The unit examines the use of unaided and aided systems of communication and provides basic knowledge and skills in the use of the Makaton program using keyword signing, as well as broad based and electronic symbol systems.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIDISDisability Minor
MADISDisability Major
DMAAADPsychology and Disability Studies Double Major
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008