Full course description
The Effective Communication course series provides deaf service providers with essential information to improve communication access for deaf individuals.
Having an understanding of the communication preferences of students is the cornerstone of providing effective services for deaf individuals. Effective communication affords deaf individuals the ability to give or receive information in a manner that is best for them and which will create opportunities for full participation in the programs offered by the institution. This course gives an overview of the key concepts in effective communication with a focus on postsecondary settings. Topics include institutional responsibility under the law, coordinating communication access services using an interactive process, providing access via qualified service providers, and best practices when making accommodations decisions.
- identify the key components of an interactive process and how to effectively utilize the information to coordinate communication access services,
- demonstrate knowledge about the role of their institutions in providing effective communication access,
- demonstrate knowledge of key components of providing effective communication access for deaf individuals,
- identify interview questions that will elicit information to help determine appropriate accommodations in academic settings, and
- identify potential
challenges in determining effective accommodations and create potential