FRPC 304 - Supporting Families with Children with Diverse Abilities

This course examines the diverse abilities of children who are likely to attend Family Resource Programs. Focusing on the scope of children with diverse abilities, students will learn specific approaches that promote engagement and inclusion. Examination of the research on children with diverse abilities will provide an understanding for how practitioners can support parents in promoting children’s strengths to assist them in overcoming challenges. Students will have an opportunity to design space that facilitates involvement and inclusion.


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)


Total Weeks:  15



Successful completion of (or concurrent registration in) FRPC 200.


Non-Course Prerequisites: 

Schedule B Type CRC: works with children and vulnerable adults





Course Content:
- Terminology
- Laws, Human Rights and the history of Disability
- Children with Diagnoses
- Diversity and Diverse Abilities
- Family Centered Care
- Screening
- Diverse Abilities and Behaviour



Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to engage and work with families with children who have diverse abilities.

Course Learning Objectives:
Specifically, upon completion of this course students will be able to:

- Explain the valuable contributions made by Family Resource Programs in providing and promoting inclusive environments for families with children who have diverse abilities
- Provide opportunities for discussion about historical meanings of disability, diverse abilities, and the importance of belonging
- Define the practice of Family Centered Care in the provision of service
- Describe the importance of early recognition and intervention, the tools to screen for developmental delay, and access to the professionals and programs available to provide individual and program support
- Describe the range of diverse abilities and the impact these abilities may have on the development and behaviour of children
- Describe inclusive environments that involve both the social and physical worlds


Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.