SPCL 7777X Considerations for Interviewing Children and Youth with Disabilities

15 hours, 1 credit

Approaches for interviewing children and youth with disabilities for various purposes, including forensic and clinical contexts. Special focus on knowledge and skills needed for enhanced interviewing success across three areas: Pre-interview data gathering phase; interview preparation; and conducting the interview. Emphasis is placed on assessing personal beliefs, experience and comfort level in relation to engaging with individuals with disabilities. Identification of needed environmental supports and further skill development, including alternative and augmentative communication methods. Analysis of case studies.

Prerequisite: Permission of Chair or Coordinator


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