ech514 | Graduate

Survey Of Special Populations

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This course provides an overview of special populations in early childhood education. The course focuses on developmentally effective methods and techniques used for the identification, assessment, and instruction of children with special needs from birth to age eight. Legal structures, public policy, and information related to current practices serving special populations in early childhood are also examined.

This graduate-level course is 4 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 2
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    Accommodation and Modification of Instruction and Classroom Management in Early Childhood Education

    • Identify strategies for adapting classroom management procedures to meet individual children’s needs.
    • Describe instructional strategies that can be used to adapt learning activities to meet individual children’s needs.

    Partnerships with Families in Early Childhood Education

    • Examine the impact of cultural perspectives on the early childhood learning environment.
    • Examine the effects of family patterns and expectations.
    • Identify aspects of effective parent-teacher relationships.

    Terms and Definitions for Special Populations in Early Childhood Education

    • Examine terminology used for special populations in early childhood education.

    Legal Structures and Public Policy Affecting Special Populations in Early Childhood

    • Identify federal, state, and local legal structures governing programs for special populations that serve children birth through preschool.
    • Identify federal, state, and local legal structures governing programs for special populations that serve children in kindergarten through grade three.
    • Examine the impact of public policies on special populations in early childhood.

    Considerations of Special Populations in Early Childhood

    • Compare and contrast personal and societal perceptions of special populations in early childhood educational programs.
    • Describe educational equity for special populations in early childhood education.

    Categories of Special Populations

    • Identify the characteristics, prevalence, causes, and identification processes associated with special populations in early childhood education.
    • Analyze characteristics of early childhood development within special populations.

    Assessment and Placement of the Exceptional Child in Early Childhood

    • Examine tests used to determine abilities and functioning levels of children in early childhood settings.
    • Examine assessment practices and related issues in administering, scoring, and interpreting test results of children in early childhood settings.
    • Describe the pre-referral, referral, evaluation, and staffing processes for special populations in an early childhood setting.
    • Identify support services, personnel, community resources, and agencies available to provide additional resources for special populations in early childhood.
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