Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Counselling Students with Special Education Needs
Course Code COUN370
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 2 hours Lecture; 1 hour Tutorial
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Course Aims
There is a fourfold purpose in this course: first, the government’s current policies for students with special education needs (SENs) will be examined; second, services provided in educational and counselling contexts to students with SENs will be introduced; third, the assessment, education and treatment policies for the 3-Tier Intervention model will be addressed; and fourth, issues related to working with parents, professionals and para-professionals catering to the needs of students with SENs will be discussed.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

Upon completion of this course student should be able to:

1. Describe the development of education policies and intervention model in HK for
    students with SENs;
2. Identify the eligibility, appropriate procedure and source of assessment and
    treatment services provided in HK for SEN students;
3. Apply suitable counselling strategies and skills to work with SEN students, families
    and other professionals in the school settings in HK;
4. Plan customized counselling plans and groups for SEN students and their family
Assessment Tasks
Group Presentation
SEN Training Material Portfolios &
Group Presentation &
Individual Contribution
Individual Term Paper
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