SL 320 - Communication Skills with Seniors
Seniors and disabled persons often have communication challenges associated with their disabilities or progressive disease processes. An effective leader must be able to communicate in a manner that the other person understands; furthermore, comprehension should lead to engagement in order to maintain a positive relationship. In this course, the student will be introduced to communications methods that honor the other person, avoid ageism, ensure two-way communication, and promote a healthy, positive relationship.
Prerequisites & Notes
5 Units and a Final Paper
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Appreciate the communication challenges associated with various disabilities
- Develop an appreciation of communication challenges associated with aging in various ethnic groups
- Use communication methods that can compensate for challenges in both transmitting and receiving messages.
- Promote communication styles that respect the individuality and dignity of seniors.
Credits: 3 Offered: Beginning July 2016
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