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Person Centred Focus to Disability 12 Weeks (QQI Level 5)(Classroom Based)

Course Overview

QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Person Centred Focus to Disability 5N1728
Course Code:
5N1728 | 12 Weeks | 19.00 - 21.30

Course Description

· Identify issues arising from the language and stereotyping

· List five valued experiences

· Define what is meant by a socially valued role

· Describe how working from a value base and philosophy that reflects a person centered approach has a positive impact on people receiving support

· Define what is meant by a medical model of support and a social model of support

· Outline the principles of a person centered focus to disability

· Outline the elements of good communication skills

· Adopt the use of people first language in their work practice

· Work with a person centred focus to empower individuals with a disability

· Examine their role as an advocate for an individual with disability

· Explore the capacities and uniqueness of each individual

· Apply the principles of person centred focus in their day

· Demonstrate the essential skills of active listening

· Demonstrate a creative approach when meeting the needs of people with disabilities

· Compare the medical and social model of service

· Discuss the concept of inclusion and the importance of this

· Discuss the importance of socially valued roles for individuals with disability

· Analyze the differences between adopting an individualised approach and one that sees individuals with disabilities as a homogenized group

· Recognise service users diversity, cultural and ethnic needs

· Discuss the challenges of working with individuals using a person centered focus

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Programme Description

Participant Profile

This programme module aims is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to apply a person centred focus to their work with people with disabilities in a variety of settings.

LCFE Funding