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Developmental Services Worker Ontario College Diploma - Distance

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  • Objectives
    The Developmental Services Worker supports individuals who have a range of physical, mental or developmental abilities. The role of the graduate has expanded considerably in order to implement the concepts of inclusion to support individuals in the community. It is a challenging program which will provide great satisfaction to those committed to working with persons having a disability.
  • Practical experience
    Students can expect to do field placements with the five (5) major agencies in Thunder Bay, as well as with both Boards of Education.
  • Academic Title
    Developmental Services Worker Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    First Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    CS 117     Communication Strategies     3
    DS 109     Pharmacology & Health Promotions     3
    DS 112     Person Centred Planning     3
    DS113     Interpersonal Effectiveness     3
    DS 126     Developmental Disabilities     3
    DS 217     Parenting Children with a Disability     3
    PY 299     Developmental Psychology     3
    Total    21

    Second Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    DS 120     Current Issues in Developmental Disabilities     3
    DS 216     Facilitative Techniques I     3
    DS 223     Positive Behaviour Supports I     3
    DS 240     Field Placement I (3 days/week)     21
    Total    30

    Third Semester
    Course Number / Title      Credits

    DS 317     Counselling Skills     3
    DS 318     Educational Strategies     3
    DS 320     Dual Diagnosis     3
    DS 322     Facilitative Strategies II     3
    DS 404     Positive Behaviour Supports II     3
    SS 116     Social Welfare I     3
    Total    18

    Fourth Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    DS 321     Community Development     3
    DS 440     Field Placement II (4 days/week)     24
    DS 451     Field Placement Seminar     3
    Total    30

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