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Explores and critically analyses the intersection of neuro-disabilities like FASD, ADHD, and ASD within health, mental health, welfare and justice systems. Examines concepts of neuro-disability and neuro-diversity.
This paper has a theory and practice mix and is highly suited to human service and other professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in this growing area of research and practice. Understanding neuro-disabilities and neuro-diversity, notably, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, but also Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, this paper provides a useful option for students taking either the Minor in Criminology or the DipGrad in Criminology, as well as Postgraduate level Social Work students and some allied health, medical or education professions.
|Paper title||Special Topic: Exploring Neuro-Disability in Health, Welfare and Justice Systems|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2
Semester 2 (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,174.57|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 54 300-level points
Suitable for Honours and other postgraduate students. Also available as a Certificate of Proficiency.
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- Teaching staff
Lecturer: Associate Professor Anita Gibbs
- Paper Structure
- Introduction, key terms and definitions, key concepts and critical issues in the study of neuro-disability and neuro-diversity in social systems
Prevalence, screening, assessment, diagnosis and categorization of neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity in social systems
Key frameworks, models and concepts in understanding neuro-disability/ neuro-diversity
Critical disability studies, social model, disability rights/human rights, eco-systems, lived experiences, lifecourse
- Neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity in health and mental health
Neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity in welfare
Neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity in Justice
Neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity and the family/whānau
Neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity and race, gender and intersectionality
Neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity across the lifecourse and course conclusion
- Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour seminar and one tutorial per week.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this paper, students will have:
- Developed a broad knowledge of key frameworks, perspectives and concepts when studying neuro-disability and neuro-diversity, in health, welfare and justice systems.
- Identified and understood the definitions and prevalence of neuro-disability and neuro-diversity, in health, welfare and justice systems.
- Applied critical disability and critical reflective lenses to discourse and texts exploring neuro-disability and neuro-diversity, in health, welfare and justice systems.
- Demonstrated knowledge of key issues facing individuals, children, young people, families, and whānau, as they manage living with a neuro-disability, and neuro-diversity.
- Awareness of the range of interventions, strategies, and systems-wide practices that lead to successful outcomes for people managing and living with neuro-disabilities, and neuro-diversity.
- Knowledge of key roles of, and challenges faced by, professionals working with people with neuro-disabilities, and neuro-diversity, in the health, welfare and justice systems, and how to implement best practice in research, policy and practice for people managing and living with neuro-disabilities, and neuro-diversity.
- Communicated critical and theoretical ideas through analysis, written skills and oral presentation.