Community, disability and development

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Course Code: 
SLT 3101
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 


  • Students will show understanding of different models of disability
  • Students should have basic understanding of the key issues involved in community development and the implications for disability and rehabilitation
  • Students should demonstrate skills in working with disabled people, organisations and communities to bring about change


  • Culture and attitude to disability and rehabilitation
  • Incidence and prevalence of disability in Uganda
  • Models of disability and disability in development
  • Roles of disabled organisations, human rights and disability
  • Working approaches in disability
  • International and national legislation / policies / documents in the field of disability and rehabilitation that are relevant to Uganda
  • The impact of gender, disability and HIV / AID’s on disability on the individual, their family and community
  • Working with colleagues / organisations e.g. role of speech and language therapist in CBR, sensitisation, working with allied health professionals, education and community workers, voluntary groups, NGO’s etc
  • Community mobilisation and sensitisation
  • Practical exercise in planning and preparing materials for community awareness / sensitisation e.g. poster: sensitisation to speech and language therapy


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