SPED 2300 - Exceptional Learners in Schools and Communities
This course will enable the student to identify the psychological, physical, educational, medical, behavioral, and learning characteristics and needs of individuals with various disabilities, as well as students from diverse cultural, social, ethnic, and racial backgrounds and adopt instructional techniques to fit individual needs. Inclusion of students with disabilities will be emphasized. An understanding of legislation, regulations, and litigations related to serving individuals with disabilities will enable the student to correlate individualized educational programs with the principles of normalization and least-restrictive environment. The integration and working relationships of families, school, vocational, and local service agencies will be addressed to provide an understanding of assistance and referral networks. Students are required to complete 10 hours of service learning over the course of the semester in a setting with individuals with disabilities.
Beginning Spring 2013:
The course provides a survey of various disabilities, focusing on history, legislation, diversity, causes, characteristics, needs, educational strategies, interventions, technologies, assessment, and support services for individuals with disabilities and families. (fall, spring, summer)
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