aed222 | undergraduate
Intro To The Exceptional Learner
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
- Explain the difficulties in recognizing emotional and behavior disabilities (EBD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Determine the benefits and concerns associated with the use of medication in the treatment of students with EBD and ADHD.
- Identify effective educational practices for students with EBD and ADHD.
Special Education Under Construction
- Determine how IDEA 2004 affects diverse learners.
- Identify the positive and negative influences of NCLB on special education.
- Contrast the protections in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act with those in IDEA.
- Discuss the classifications for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
- Differentiate between language and speech disorders.
- Classify various categories of intellectual disabilities.
- Identify effective educational practices for students with ASD, communication disorders, severe intellectual disabilities, and multiple disabilities.
- Explain the various disability characteristics and classifications for students with sensory impairments.
- Define the characteristics of students with traumatic brain injury (TBI), physical disabilities, and other health impairments.
- Analyze the benefits of available assistive devices and how they can be used in conjunction with effective educational practices.
The Talented and Gifted
- Develop a protocol for channeling students into a gifted program that includes potential academic interventions.
- Compare the Marland federal definition of giftedness to Renzulli’s three-ring conceptualization.
Addressing Special Needs in the Classroom
- Describe the process and procedures used for the initial recognition of school-aged students who may need special education services.
- Explain the role of each member of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team.
Instruction and Classroom Management
- Identify elements of Bloom’s Taxonomy within a planning pyramid.
- Determine the characteristics of the three tiers of behavior management.
- Explain how adaptations can be integrated into systematic teaching strategies.
Understanding Special Education on a Personal Level
- Distinguish the greatest strength and the greatest weakness of the current special educational system in America.
- Create a mock case study to define an exceptionality, describe its classification criteria and characteristics, determine its prevalence, and identify educational practices associated with it.
Learning Disabilities and Mild Intellectual Disabilities
- Describe the classification criteria for students with learning disabilities and mild intellectual disabilities.
- Recognize effective educational practices for students with learning disabilities and mild intellectual disabilities.
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