Developmental Services Worker (Accelerated)

Developmental Services Worker (Accelerated)-2022/2023

DSW - Accelerated
Gen Ed - Take 2 General Education elective courses.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
DEVL-3002Professional Development7
This course prepares students for assuming the responsibilities associated with professional practice. Students examine their personal values in the context of their professional obligations and ethical standards. The personal characteristics of the human service professional including a commitment to excellence, life long learning, professional development and wellness will also be addressed.
FLDP-3005Professional Development Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, successful completion of mandatory modules, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Early Childhood Education students will complete three practicum blocks. Block One: Licensed Child Care- In this block the student must complete 1 practicum in each of the following groups: Infant, Toddler & Pre-school. Block Two & Three: School-Age practicums - In this block the student must complete three school age practicums, and 1 Non-Traditional Setting practicum. Developmental Services Worker students will complete three practicum blocks. Block One: 3 practicums in a Supported Living or Group Living in a community-based agency. Block Two & Three: 3 Educational Assistant practicums and 1 Non-Traditional Setting practicum.
SOCI-3014Lifespan Development4
This course prepares students to recognize developmental periods in a person's life. Emphasis will be placed on the pattern and sequence of development in each developmental period. Factors influencing development will also be considered.
FLDP-3006Lifespan Development Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, successful completion of mandatory modules, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Early Childhood Education students will complete three practicum blocks. Block One: Licensed Child Care- In this block the student must complete 1 practicum in each of the following groups: Infant, Toddler & Pre-school. Block Two & Three: School-Age practicums - In this block the student must complete three school age practicums, and 1 Non-Traditional Setting practicum. Developmental Services Worker students will complete three practicum blocks. Block One: 3 practicums in a Supported Living or Group Living in a community-based agency. Block Two & Three: 3 Educational Assistant practicums and 1 Non-Traditional Setting practicum.
LAWS-3047Legislation7
This course give students an opportunity to review and apply the requirements of current legislation and regulatory bodies within a framework of ethical and professional standards. An emphasis will be placed on establishing safe and healthy environments and the careful consideration of changing social contexts when developing policies and procedures.
FLDP-3007Legislation Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, successful completion of mandatory modules, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Early Childhood Education students will complete three practicum blocks. Block One: Licensed Child Care- In this block the student must complete 1 practicum in each of the following groups: Infant, Toddler & Pre-school. Block Two & Three: School-Age practicums - In this block the student must complete three school age practicums, and 1 Non-Traditional Setting practicum. Developmental Services Worker students will complete three practicum blocks. Block One: 3 practicums in a Supported Living or Group Living in a community-based agency. Block Two & Three: 3 Educational Assistant practicums and 1 Non-Traditional Setting practicum.
BSCI-3022Knowledge of Developmental Disabilities9
This course examines the history of developmental disabilities in Ontario. Students will also examine the key characteristics and etiology of common developmental disabilities, treatment approaches and community services.
BSCI-1007Abnormal Psychology/Dual Diagnosis3
This course provides the Developmental Services Worker student with a working knowledge of mental health disorders focusing on the symptomatology and interventions within the context of dual diagnosis. Students will be able to describe the etiology and classification of mental health disorders and dual diagnosis as well as the factors affecting the prevalence and predisposition of dual diagnosis. Students will be able to describe the bio-psychosocial model and strategies for supporting people with a dual diagnosis.
BSCI-3031Responsive Relationships7
This course emphasizes responsive relationships between individuals, their families and the Developmental Services Worker. Students will explore key issues that will ensure rights of persons with developmental disabilities are kept first and foremost in all situations.
FLDP-3008Responsive Relationships Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, successful completion of mandatory modules, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Developmental Services Worker students will complete three practicum blocks. Block One: 3 practicums in a Supported Living or Group Living in a community-based agency. Block Two & Three: 3 Educational Assistant practicums and 1 Non-Traditional Setting practicum.
BSCI-3032Planning Tools & Strategies7
This course prepares students to utilize a variety of tools and strategies which empower individuals and their families. Respectful teaching and facilitation practices are introduced and discussed as a method of ensuring the development of life skills.
FLDP-3009Planning Tools & Strategies Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, successful completion of mandatory modules, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Developmental Services Worker students will complete three practicum blocks. Block One: 3 practicums in a Supported Living or Group Living in a community-based agency. Block Two & Three: 3 Educational Assistant practicums and 1 Non-Traditional Setting practicum.
BSCI-3047Fundamentals of Personal Care7
This course prepares students for best practices in the promotion of the health and well-being of persons with developmental disabilities.
FLDP-3029Fundamentals of Personal Care Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, successful completion of mandatory modules, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Developmental Services Worker students will complete three practicum blocks. Block One: 3 practicums in a Supported Living or Group Living in a community-based agency. Block Two & Three: 3 Educational Assistant practicums and 1 Non-Traditional Setting practicum.
COMM-3090Communication & Advocacy7
This course focuses on professional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Students will use a variety of technological supports as a means of enhancing their recording and documentation responsibilities in their related professions. In addition, students will learn about research methods and documentation formats as a basis for developing their critical thinking and advocacy skills. The goal of this course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations as they relate to the changing social context of their practice in the community.
FLDP-3048Communication & Advocacy Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, successful completion of mandatory modules, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Early Childhood Education students will complete three practicum blocks. Block One: Licensed Child Care- In this block the student must complete 1 practicum in each of the following groups: Infant, Toddler & Pre-school. Block Two & Three: School-Age practicums - In this block the student must complete three school age practicums, and 1 Non-Traditional Setting practicum. Developmental Services Worker students will complete three practicum blocks. Block One: 3 practicums in a Supported Living or Group Living in a community-based agency. Block Two & Three: 3 Educational Assistant practicums and 1 Non-Traditional Setting practicum.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 6 General Education Credits - Can be taken in any level

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 20 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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