Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   INVEST Communication and Self-advocacy

 Title Abbreviation:   INVEST COMM AND SELF-ADV

 Department:    INV

 Course #:    30

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    320401

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Students develop an understanding of the key differences between the child and adult service structures for people with disabilities. The course provides a framework for disclosure of disability in academic and career settings. Students will explore the advantages and disadvantages of disclosure while practicing self-advocacy skills in school and work-based environments. Students explore the differences between causal and professional communication and demonstrate effective communication strategies in higher education and employment settings.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify key differences between youth and adult service systems for people with disabilities.
  2. Identify, explain and demonstrate requesting reasonable accommodations
  3. List advantages and disadvantages of disclosure of disability in academic and work based settings.
  4. Identify and demonstrate basic principles of interpersonal communication through performance-based activities, oral presentations, class discussions, and research/reflective written assignments.
  5. Explain key differences between casual and professional communication
  6. Demonstrate active listening skills, asking questions, and giving feedback.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

Course Contents

  1. Dynamics of Communication
  2. Oral Communication: listening, language, nonverbal
  3. Managing Conflict
  4. Differences between youth and adult services for people with disabilities
  5. Reasonable accommodations
  6. Disclosure of disability
  7. Basic principles of interpersonal communication and self-advocacy