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PFH 037 – Community Living Skills

This course is designed to enable participants to recognize concepts and skills needed to return to independent community living.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify and implement problem-solving techniques.
2. Demonstrate job search and interviewing skills.
3. Identify appropriate job-keeping attitudes.
4. Demonstrate techniques of stress management for coping with problems of daily living.
5. Identify and assess options for living in the community.
6. Demonstrate ability to use community resources.
7. Prepare proper banking and budget records.

PFH 057 – Decision Makng And Life Planning For Mental Health

This course is designed to teach the mentally or physically handicapped student how to analyze and evaluate problems in daily living, and to prepared logical resolutions for these concerns. The objective is to teach effective principles and methods for decision making as they apply in life situations at home, work and in the community.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify the principles of decision making in daily living.
2. Identify the principles and practices of logical planning for human growth and development in independent living situations.
3. Analyze and clarify values and interests as they apply to decision-making situations at home, work, and in the community.

PFH 091 – Basic Living Skills

This course is designed to enable participants to recognize concepts and skills needed to return to independent community living.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify safety precautions and potential hazards in one's home and community.
2. Demonstrate appropriate dress and behavior for various occasions.
3. Demonstrate ability to follow good habits of cleanliness.
4. Utilize improved speaking and listening skills
5. Select nutritional foods and plan simple menus showing a balanced diet.

PFH 096 – Effective Communication and Listening Skills for Disabled Adults

This course is designed to assist the mentally and physically disabled adult with basic communication and listening skills.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate improved responses to a variety of verbal and nonverbal cues in conversation using a number of topical areas for discussion.
2. Demonstrate use of relevant information in one-to-one and group discussion for creative problem solving.
3. Demonstrate use of appropriate responses after listening to a variety of communications.

PFH 105 – Basic Math Skills For The Disabled

This course is designed to provide the educable patient in state hospitals with basic math skills for independent or semi-independent living in their respective communities.

Course Objectives:
1. Solve basic arithmetic including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
2. Apply these skills to situations encountered in daily living and job situations.

PFH 111 – Basic Reading Skills For Mental Health

This course is designed to provide disabled students the opportunity to develop essential reading skills to provide for better living skills and higher proficiency when making life skill decisions.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate improved reading skills.
2. Apply these skills to situations encountered in daily living.

PFH 112 – Basic Reading Skills For Mental Health

This course is designed to provide disabled students the opportunity to develop essential reading skills to provide for better living skills and higher proficiency when making life skill decisions.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate improved reading skills.
2. Apply these skills to situations encountered in daily living.

PFH 176 – Basic Reading Skills For Mental Health

This course is designed to provide disabled students the opportunity to develop essential reading skills to provide for better living skills and higher proficiency when making life skill decisions.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate improved reading skills.
2. Apply these skills to situations encountered in daily living.

PFH 177 – Basic Math Skills For Mental Health

This course is designed to provide the educable patient in state hospitals with basic math skills for independent or simi-independent living in their respective communities.

Course Objectives:
1. Solve basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.
2. Apply math skills to problems encountered in daily living and job situations.

PFH 210 – Community Living Skills

This course is designed to enable participants to recognize concepts and skills needed to return to independent community living.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify and implement problem-solving techniques.
2. Use job search and interview skills.
3. Identify appropriate attitudes to keep one's job.
4. Use stress management techniques to cope with problems of daily living.
5. Prepare and maintain proper budget and banking records.

PFH 213 – Stress Management For Mental Health

This course is designed to help the student to recognize and change negative stress patterns in order to better cope with personal and societal pressures.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify some personal and societal causes of stress.
2. Demonstrate understanding of signs of stress on the body and mind.
3. Identify his/her own positive and negative stress patterns.
4. Use at least two stress relieving techniques to lessen stress.
5. Eliminate or minimize situations that lead to stress.

PFH 220 – Decision Making & Life Planning For Mental Health

This course is designed to teach the mentally or physically handicapped student how to analyze and evaluate problems in daily living, and to prepare logical resolutions for these concerns. The objective is to teach effective principles and methods for decision-making as they apply in life situations at home, work and in the community.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify the principles of effective decision making in daily living.
2. Identify the principles and practices of logical planning for human growth and development.
3. Learn to budget time effectively.
4. Evaluate potential choices for future independent living.

PFH 222 – Effective Communication/Listen Skills For Disabled Adults

This course is designed to assist the mentally and physically disabled adult with basic communication and listening skills.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate improved responses to a variety of verbal and nonverbal cues in conversation using a number of topical areas for discussion.
2. Demonstrate use of relevant information in one-to-one and group discussion for creative problem solving.
3. Demonstrate use of appropriate responses after listening to a variety of communications.

PFH 257 – Basic Living Skills For Mental Health

This course is designed to enable participants to recognize concepts and skills needed to return to independent community living.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize appropriate personal hygiene;
2. begin to make a personal plan for appropriate hygiene;
3. recognize elements of personal safety;
4. begin to develop a personal safety plan;
5. recognize proper nutrition elements, and
6. begin to develop a personal nutrition plan.

PFH 258 – Computer Skills

This course is designed to provide the handicapped person who is interested in reentering the work force with a basic understanding of the computer, and several applications of the Window 95 software packages.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate understanding of basic terminology used in operating a computer;
2. describe major components of the computer;
3. demonstrate understanding of and handle problems operating a computer;
4. start-up Windows 95 on a computer;
5. use menus and toolbar buttons;
6. find, open and back-up existing files, and enter text in Microsoft Word;
7. use commands in Microsoft Word;
8. create documents in Microsoft Word;
9. demonstrate understanding of the functions of a spreadsheet;
10. create and format a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel;
11. enter data and formulas for calculations in Microsoft Excel;
12. demonstrate understanding of the functions of a data base;
13. create and format a data base using Microsoft Access;
14. enter data and set-up a database using Microsoft Access, and
15. move data between Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.

PFH 278 – Basic Reading Skills For Mental Health

This course is designed to provide disabled students the opportunity to develop essential reading skills to provide for better living skills and higher proficiency when making life skill decisions.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate knowledge of basic writing skills and related functional skills;
2. be able to read and use labels;
3. demonstrate ability to follow written directions, and
4. demonstrate knowledge of basic writing skills and related functional skills.

PFH 288 – Basic Math Skills For Mental Health

This course is designed to provide the educable patient in state hospitals with basic math skills for independent or semi-independent living in their respective communities.

Course Objectives:
1. solve basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems, and
2. apply math skills to problems encountered in daily living and job situations.

PFH 290 – Stress Management For Mental Health

This course is designed to help the student to recognize and change negative stress patterns in order to better cope with personal and societal pressures.

Course Objectives:
1. identify personal causes of stress;
2. identify societal causes of stress;
3. recognize signs of stress on the body and mind;
4. recognize positive and negative stress patterns, and
5. use several stress relieving techniques to lessen stress.

PFH 291 – Learning to Analyze and Evaluate Current Issues and Ideas

This course is designed to teach mentally and physically handicapped persons about the methods of analysis and content of current issues and ideas that effect American society.

Course Objectives:
1. analyze contemporary problems more effectively, and
2. discuss current issues and evaluate ideas to resolve contemporary problems.

PFH 296 – Basic Reading Skills For The Disabled

This course is designed to provide disabled students the opportunity to develop essential reading skills to provide for better living skills and higher proficiency when making life skill decisions.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate improved reading skills.
2. Apply these skills to situations encountered in daily living.

PFH 300 – Basic Computer Skills

This course is designed to provide the handicapped person who is interested in re-entering the work force with a basic understanding of the computer, and several applications of the Window 95 software packages. Topics to be covered include: basic computer literacy, Windows 95, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basic terminology used in operating a computer;
2. describe major components of the computer;
3. start-up Windows 95 on a computer;
4. use menus and toolbar buttons;
5. find, open, and back up existing files and enter text in Microsoft Word;
6. use commands in Microsoft Word;
7. demonstrate an understanding of the functions of a spreadsheet;
8. create and format a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel;
9. enter data and formulas for calculations in Microsoft Excel;
10. demonstrate an understanding of the functions of a data base;
11. create and format a data base using Microsoft Access;
12. enter data and set-up a database using Microsoft Access; and
13. move data between Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access.

PFH 302 – GED Preparation for Special Populations

This course is designed to teach individuals with psychiatric disabilities the concept pertaining to the preparation of passing the GED.

Course Objectives:
1. identify subject verb agreement;
2. write complete sentences using appropriate grammar and mechanics (capitalization, punctuation and spelling);
3. locate the main idea of a paragraph;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the social sciences that constitute social studies;
5. identify the basic units of life;
6. perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers; and
7. calculate word problems using fractions, decimals and percentages.

PFH 303 – GED Preparation For Special Populations

This course is designed to teach individuals with psychiatric disabilities the concept pertaining to the preparation of passing the GED.

Course Objectives:
1. identify subject verb agreement;
2. write complete sentences using appropriate grammar and mechanics (capitalization, punctuation and spelling);
3. locate the main idea of a paragraph;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the social sciences that constitute social studies;
5. identify the basic units of life;
6. perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, and
7. calculate word problems using fractions, decimals and percentages.

PFH 306 – GED Preparation for Special Populations

This course is designed to teach individuals with psychiatric disabilities basic skills for passing the GED. Topics to be covered include: sentence structure, interpretation of literature and the arts, use of whole numbers, word problems using fractions, decimals and percentages.

Course Objectives:
1. write complete sentences using correct grammar and mechanics (capitalization, punctuation, spelling);
2. locate the main idea of a paragraph;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the social sciences that constitute social studies;
4. identify the basic units of life;
5. perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers;
6. calculate word problems using fractions, decimals and percentages;
7. demonstrate an understanding of subject-verb agreement; and
8. demonstrate an enhanced ability to interpret literature and the arts.

PFH 308 – Nutrition for Individuals with Disabilities

This course is designed to identify, promote, and teach the fundamental components of nutritional programming while emphasizing the necessity of individual health responsibility. Topics to be covered include information on nutritional services to include ongoing nutrition monitoring, communicating with service providers to discuss issues related to their access of competent nutritional services, encouraging student participation with other professionals on primary and specialty care teams, increasing the level of nutritional knowledge among a diversity of students, increasing knowledge of oral nutrition products and feeding equipment, identifying techniques for improved referral and communication mechanisms between tertiary care centers and community-based providers, developing and implementing content and/or field experience that addresses the nutritional needs of persons with disabilities, and fostering a climate of health and wellness for persons with disabilities throughout the life span.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the components of eating and living healthy through practice of nutritional values,
2. identify the nutritional value of foods,
3. describe the community services and programs available for assistance in health-related issues,
4. identify types of equipment for individual impairments that aid individuals with disabilities in oral nutrition practice, and
5. organize and format daily menus for nutritional equilibrium.

PFH 310 – Basic Computer Skills

This course is designed to provide the disabled person who is interested in personal enrichment or re-entering the workforce with a basic understanding of the computer and several applications used by Windows software package. Topics covered include basic computer operations, introduction to Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate a basic understanding of terminology used in the operation of a computer,
2. describe the major components of a computer,
3. demonstrate the ability to do cursory operations on a computer,
4. demonstrate the ability the use menus and toolbars on selected Microsoft applications, and
5. understand the basic concepts of database usage in the workplace.

PFH 317 – Basic Money Management for Special Populations

Do you need to gain a basic understanding of setting personal and family goals, paying bills, and keeping records, as well as a system for budgeting and saving money? Learn how to understand yourself and others, problem-solve, make decisions, manage resources/time/money, and communicate and relate to others.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate a basic understanding of terminology used in the money management process,
2. set personal and family financial goals,
3. demonstrate an understanding of the expectations of creditors, and
4. develop a basic family/personal budget.

PFH 320 – Learning to Analyze and Evaluate Current Issues and Ideas

This course is designed to instruct mentally and physically handicapped students in the methods of analysis and content of current issues and ideas that impact American society. This course will also enable students to recognize how societal issues may impact their lives. Topics to be covered include economic and social concerns, cultural issues, and domestic and international politics.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the impact of economic and social concerns on American society and on a personal level,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the impact of cultural issues on American society and on a personal level, and
3. demonstrate an understanding of how three situations involving current issues had an effect on one's life.

PFH 321 – Basic Reading Skills for the Disabled

This course is designed to provide instruction to students in a mental health facility with basic reading skills for independent or semi-independent living in their communities. Topics to be covered include housing, transportation, personal hygiene, nutrition and food labeling, money exchange and banking, and personal conduct.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate improved reading skills,
2. demonstrate an enhanced ability to read basic nutrition and food labeling information,
3. demonstrate an enhanced ability to read basic information on personal hygiene,
4. demonstrate an enhanced ability to read basic housing information, and
5. demonstrate an enhanced ability to read basic information regarding personal conduct.

PFH 323 – Nutrition for Individuals with Disabilities

This course is designed to enable the disabled student to identify, promote, and learn the fundamental components of nutritional programming while emphasizing the necessity of individual health responsibility. Topics to be covered include information on nutritional services, developing and implementing content and/or field experiences for disabled persons, and encouraging a climate of health and wellness for persons with disabilities.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the nutritional values of a variety of foods;
2. describe the basic concepts of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle;
3. discuss programs in the community that assist independent /supported individuals with meal assistance;
4. create menus containing balanced food groupings;
5. discuss personal preferences in the areas of sustenance and personal health preferences; and
6. demonstrate an understanding of food safety.

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