Spring 2024 SOWK 322 Class 02 Weekly Email

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I hope you are all enjoying the start of the semester. The following is the plan for week 02 of SOWK 322.

Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn

Things are getting started for SOWK 322. This week’s readings are around a historical perspective of advocacy and creating change for persons who experience disabilities. I’ve made the assignments for who is doing which group, and you will get an opportunity to connect with your group members. The following are your learning objectives this week:

  • Identify historical perspectives on disability
  • Describe general changes in policy over the past 300 years
  • Prepare for group presentations

Unit Assignments


Assignment 01: Asynchronous Participation and Engagement

For week two, you will need to make at least three replies across the forums. There are two that are focused on the reading for this week. You need to make at least one reply in each of their forums:

  • Chapter 2 Discussion Prompts offers four different ideas to help write and connect your thoughts about the textbook. Choose one of these, or if you have another topic or aspect you want to address feel free to put it in this forum. You engage in dialog with your peers about their responses. Please include at least two replies in this section.
  • History of Persons with Disabilities explains that there are four general periods of history that your textbook groups together in considering persons with disabilities. Students should choose at least one period of history and there is a list of aspects of that period that students can write about.

There are also forums for the Disability Population Group Presentation. I have put everybody into groups, see Group Assignments for Assignment 03. You can also see the Assignment 03: Disability Population Group Presentation Description which is what I included in the syllabus. Students may make a reply and ask questions in Questions about Assignment 02: Disability Population Group Presentation, but you are not required to. Students do need to make at least one reply and connect with their group. Group information is as follows:

  • Students also need to make at least one reply their groups forum.

Groups will submit their presentations either by Monday 02/26/24 or Monday 03/04/24 at 09:00 AM, depending on whether you are in groups 1-3 or 4-6. The self-reflective questionnaire is due for all groups by Sunday 03/10/24 at 11:55 PM. See the following for further information.

Group Topic Members
Group 1 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder See Course Page
Group 2 Deaf/Hearing Impairment See Course Page
Group 3 Neural Tube Defects See Course Page
Group 4 Down Syndrome See Course Page
Group 5 Autism Spectrum Disorder See Course Page
Group 6 Visual Impairment See Course Page

The following are additional presentation topics that your group could use. Email/Text me if your group would like to select one.

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Another Disability? Write in your own that isn’t used above.

The forums for the groups are:

Unit Resources

All of the slides used for this class can be found at https://presentations.jacobrcampbell.com. This week’s slides are are at Spring 2024 SOWK 322 Week 02: Group Members and Movement to Work

You can find the lecture video recording for this class in the lecture videos link in the sidebar. This week’s video is at Spring 2024 SOWK 322 - Week 02.

In my presentation, I share a short video clip (see TikTok I showed). There is a company video that is about five minutes I’d like for you to check out - Our Company Video - Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

I created a video a couple of years ago talking about different types of policy advocacy as it relates to working with persons with special needs. You can watch Working with Vulnerable Populations, a Rationale for Social Work Policy Practice

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