The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

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


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


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
  • 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

  1. Habilitation for children and youth (10 ects).
    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.

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
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. External link
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


Arell-Sundberg Marina

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

(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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