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Characteristics Of Exceptionalities

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This course examines teaching and managing students with mild disabilities.  Special emphasis is placed on learning disabilities, mental retardation, and emotional disabilities.  The etiology, characteristics, philosophies, service delivery models available, methods of instruction, and behavior management techniques of each disability area are discussed in depth.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Background and Characteristics of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    • Examine the etiology and prevalence of intellectual disabilities among children and young adults.
    • Examine various characteristics of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    • Examine early advocates and issues in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    • Analyze laws and litigation in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    • Analyze current definitions and issues of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    • Evaluate current perspectives on students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Background and Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

    • Identify the purpose and impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) on students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Examine federal and state definitions for emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Analyze historical roots of emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Analyze key legislation in the field of emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Summarize the differing perceptions of deviance in the context of emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Analyze the effects of dysfunctional behavior on learning.
    • Examine various characteristics of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

    Instructional Planning for Students with Mild Disabilities

    • Identify educational considerations for students with mild disabilities.
    • Describe the nature and function of curriculum for students with mild disabilities.
    • Describe curriculum structure and implementation for students with mild disabilities.
    • Apply concepts of curriculum development to unit planning for students with mild disabilities.

    Methods of Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities

    • Identify the purpose and components of the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
    • Analyze methods of instruction for students with mild disabilities.
    • Compare and contrast instructional methods for students with mild disabilities.
    • Identify assessment alternatives for students with mild disabilities.

    Creating an Effective Learning Climate for Students with Mild Disabilities

    • Describe attributes of an effective learning climate for students with mild disabilities.
    • Identify strategies for teaching and managing student behavior of students with mild disabilities.

    Background and Characteristics of Learning Disabilities

    • Analyze the federal definition of “specific learning disabilities,” as well as some common components of various definitions of learning disabilities.
    • Examine the phases in the history of learning disabilities.
    • Identify the legal classifications of specific learning disabilities.
    • Identify legislation that addresses issues in the field of learning disabilities.
    • Examine the etiology and prevalence of learning disabilities among children and young adults.
    • Examine various characteristics of students with learning disabilities.

    Service Delivery Models Available for Mild Disabilities

    • Describe the continuum of service delivery models for students with mild disabilities.
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