Course: Special Needs of People with Mental Disabilities

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Course title Special Needs of People with Mental Disabilities
Course code KPES/SVBK6
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course not specified
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Bílková Zuzana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1) Work of social pedagogue in social field. 2) Social help for people with mental disabilities 3) Psychopedie 4) Integration of people with mental disabilities 5) Families and a person with mental disability 6) School and person with mental disability 7) Work and a person with mental disability 8) Consulting and a person with mental disability 9) Consulting and a person with mental disabilities. Analysis of case reports.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The seminar will focus on social pedagogue and social assistance for people with mental retardation. Introductory seminar will cover basic information relating to mental retardation and psychopaedia. Next it will be directed specifically to the work of a social educator (person with mental disability in family, at school, at work). More attention will be paid to the integration of people with mental disabilities and consulting.
The student is familiar with the issue of mental disability and is responsive to the needs of people with this disability. He knows the basic processes of social pedagogical work, possibilities and procedures of their education and integration. He is able to use the acquired knowledge when working with clients.

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Student performance assessment, Combined exam

Seminar paper on a given topic. Continuous and during examination Check.
Recommended literature
  • KOCUROVÁ, M. a kol.:. Speciální pedagogika pro pomáhající profese. Plzeň: Západočeská universita, 2002. ISBN 80-7082-844-7.
  • KVAPILÍK, J. a M. ČERNÁ.:. Zdravý způsob života mentálně postižených. Praha: Avicenum, 1990.ISBN 80-201-0019-9.
  • LANGER, S.:. Mentální retardace: etiologie, diagnostika, profesiografie, výchova. Hradec Králové: Kotva, 1996. ISBN 80-900254-8-X.
  • MATOUŠEK, O. a kol.:. Sociální práce v praxi: specifika různých cílových skupin a práce s nimi. Praha: Portál, 2005. ISBN 80-7367-002 X.
  • MICHALÍK, J. a kol.:. Zdravotní postižení a pomáhající profese. Praha: Portál, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7367-859-3.
  • PIPEKOVÁ, J., M. VÍTKOVÁ, a kol.:. Sociálně pedagogické aspekty ve speciální pedagogice. Brno: Paido, 1996. ISBN 80-85931-27-3.
  • ŠVARCOVÁ, I.:. Mentální retardace: Vzdělávání, výchova, sociální péče. Praha: Portál, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7367-889-0.
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, M.:. Psychopatologie pro pomáhající profese. Praha: Portál, 2004. ISBN 80-7178-802-3.
  • VÍTKOVÁ, M. a kol.:. Integrativní speciální pedagogika.Brno: Paido, 2004. ISBN 80-7315-071-9.

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