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The course takes place in period

1 (2020-08-01 to 2020-10-25)


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Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

The aim is that the student after completing the course has deepened his/her knowledge of habilitation for children and youth. The aim is also that the student has a broader understanding of person- and family-centred work as well as interprofessional work.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, you should have: Module 1: - skills to initiate, and together with the child/youth/family promote activity and participation - competences to realize goal-directed work based on the person´s developmental needs and context - ability to reflective observe your own attitude and communication with the person/persons/family you are working with. Module 2: - acquire project knowledge within the context of the course

Course contents

The course contains of two modules, 10ects and 5ects: 1) Habilitation for children and youth (10 ects). The module is realized in collaboration with Learning and Consulting Centre, Ruskis (a special school for children and youth with disabilities) as well as with VAU. 2) Project work in relation to module 1 (5 ects).

Additional information

Tis is the course, where you have the possibility to combine theory and practice in a work place. In part one you will have the possibility to work with children and youth with disabilities. The course is held in Swedish, English and Finnish. Observe that you should know some Finnish to be able to communicate with the children at the special school(!)

Recommended or required reading

At least five scientific articles per module. References: Choi, B.C.K. and Pak, A.W.P. (2006). Multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in health research, services, education and policy: 1. Definitions, objectives and evidence of effectiveness. Clin Invest Med 29, 351-364. Dunst, C.J., Johanson, C., Trivette, C.M. and Hamby, D. (1991). Family-centered early intervention policies and practicies: family- centered or not? Exceptional Children 58,115-126. Gorter J-W & Rosenbaum P. (2011). The F-words in childhood disability. I swear this is how we should think! Child: care, health and development 38(4):457?463 Jeglinsky I et al. (2013). How are actual needs recognized in the content and goals of written rehabilitation plans? Disability and Rehabilitation 2013: 1-11. Convention of the rights of the child. WHO. The International Classification of Functioning, disability and health. WHO 2001.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 52 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 80 hours
  • Individual studies - 210 hours
  • Seminars - 8 hours
  • Practical training - 45 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 405 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 405 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Every module will be examined separately: 1. module (10 ects): Active participation in the multiprofessional teamwork (including supervision at Arcada) and Valtti project, passed written tasks and participation and oral presentation in the seminar. Activity during supervision, practice and seminar will have an effect on the grade for the written task. 2. module (5 ects): Passed project report. In module 1 the multiprofessional teamwork process and the presentation in the seminar are evaluated with passed/failed and the written task graded 0-5. In modul 2 the project is graded as passed/failed.


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2020-12-20

The timetable of the course

Kursens preliminära tidtabell ht 2020/Preliminary course timetable autumn 2020: (O) = Obligatorisk / Compulsory

Course enrolment period

2020-05-18 to 2020-09-02

Assessment methods

  • 2020-10-25 - Reports and productions
  • 2020-10-22 - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-09-02 12:15 - 13:45 Habilitering för barn och ungdomar Introduktion och information - Online - länk (Teams) skickad till anmälda via e-post Arell-Sundberg Marina
2020-09-08 14:00 - 16:00 ONLINE -träff: Valttisamarbetet - arbetslivsrelaterat projekt Hej!   Välkommen med på en ONLINE-träff under vilken Lotta Nylund presenterar Valtti-programmet. Använd denna länk för att koppla upp dig till träffen.   OBS! OBS! OBS! Före denna träff skall du gå och registrera dig på Valtti-programmet via följande länk:   Före denna presentation kan du söka material, som är kopplade till detta med Valtti, från ARCADA. Materialet kommer att finnas på B4 (hyllan utanför). Jag sätter ut det till er på måndag 07.09 efter kl 9.00.   Välkomna med, Marina (handledare från Arcadas sida för detta arbetslivsrelaterade projekt) ________________________________________________________________________________ Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +358 9 85626394   Finland, Helsinki (Toll) Conference ID: 363 210 788# Local numbers | Reset PIN | Learn more about Teams | Meeting options ________________________________________________________________________________ Arell-Sundberg Marina
2020-10-22 09:00 - 12:00 B522 Valtti programmet Slutseminarium för examination för arbetslivsrelaterat projekt (10sp): Posterpresentationer av valda teman Arell-Sundberg Marina

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