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Intro To The Exceptional Learner

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This course provides an overview of the exceptional learner, with an emphasis on factors relating to current practices, identification, characteristics, and educational adaptations. The course focuses on issues related to mildly disabled, severely disabled, emotionally and behaviorally disordered, mentally retarded, and gifted students.

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.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9 weeks

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    Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

    • 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.
    • Explain the difficulties in recognizing emotional and behavior disabilities (EBD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

    Brain-based Conditions

    • 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.

    Body-based Conditions

    • 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.

    Special Education Under Construction

    • 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.
    • Determine how IDEA 2004 affects diverse learners.

    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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