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Learning Objectives

By participating fully in the community activities, Texas State students will learn to:

  1. Compare and contrast the characteristics of major categories of cognitive disabilities (e.g., intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental illnesses, brain injuries, and dementias)
  2. Explain the historical shifts in Long-Term Care (LTC) for individuals with cognitive disabilities in regard to segregation, institutionalization, and deinstitutionalization continuum
  3. Critically evaluate the current status of LTC for individuals of all ages with cognitive disabilities, with special emphasis on service delivery systems and organizational models in the state of Texas
  4. Describe the theory and historical roots of alternative disability movements/models of LTC for individuals with cognitive disabilities, including Life Long Living and Person-Centered Practices
  5. Implement the best practices of the alternative models in an applied setting
  6. Acquire skills that may apply to a career as a direct support professional, applied behavior analyst, or licensed professional, such as psychologist, counselor, or specialist in school psychology