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    University of Virginia
  Jan 17, 2018
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

EDIS 558 - Positioning, Handling, and Self-Care Skills

Designed for special education teachers, related services personnel, and other professionals who teach young students with disabilities or school age students with severe disabilities. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this course content, instructors include a special educator, occupational, physical, and speech therapists, and a registered nurse. Course content addresses high and low muscle tone and related movement disabilities; gross and fine motor skills including mobility, walking, transfers and the carrying and positioning of students for instruction and leisure; understanding and use of basic adaptive equipment; instruction of self care skills (eating, toileting, grooming); and collaborative teaming to plan, monitor, and evaluate instruction. Students a) are involved in role play as well as supervised use of lifting, positioning, and other therapeutic methods, and b) design, implement, and evaluate an individual teaching program. (E)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: EDIS 500; corequisite: EDIS 715.

Credits: 3