IDD
Interdepartmental
Developmental
Disabilities

CERTIFICATE IN
INTERDEPARTMENTAL DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Program Information


College: Communication & Information
Degree: Undergraduate Certificate
Limited Access: Yes
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The FSU School of Communication Science & Disorders Interdepartmental Developmental Disabilities Certificate program provides students with a foundation of knowledge regarding etiology, treatment and policy issues related to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through a 12-credit hour certificate program.


This certificate program will enable students to be better prepared for professional endeavors and community interactions with people with disabilities. The certificate provides background knowledge for careers in professions such as education, communication science and disorders, physical therapy, occupational therapy, family counseling and nursing.

The certificate is designed for current upper-level undergraduate students and is open to all majors. Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of ethical conduct and professionalism through participation in a community service agency as a volunteer to support individuals with developmental disabilities
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills appropriate to the setting with other children, individuals and professionals
  3. Identify a variety of resources and types of treatments for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
  4. Discuss the opportunities and challenges of people with developmental disabilities

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