ech302 | undergraduate
Exceptionalities Of The Young Child
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Partnerships With Families in Early Childhood Education; Becoming Familiar With the IEP and the IFSP
- Examine assessment practices and related issues in administering, scoring, and interpreting test results to determine abilities and functioning levels 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.
- Identify collaborative practice with stakeholders for designing an effective IFSP/IEP plan inclusive of accommodations/modifications, goals, and objectives for the exceptional child.
Terms and Definitions for Special Populations in Early Childhood Education; Legal Structures and Public Policy Affecting Special Populations in Early Childhood; Considerations of Special Populations in Early Childhood
- Examine terminology used for special populations in early childhood education.
- Identify federal, state, and local legal structures governing programs for special populations that serve children from birth to preschool through third grade.
- Examine the effect of public policies and laws on special populations in early childhood.
- Compare and contrast personal and societal perceptions of special populations in early childhood educational programs.
Typical Development of Children
- Analyze characteristics of the early childhood developmental milestones and learning styles within special populations.
- Differentiate between the different categories of special populations and describe how the child’s education can be impacted.
- Examine the implications of the classroom environment on the education of the early childhood special needs child.
Categories of Special Populations; Behavior Principles
- Examine characteristics of students with high incidence disabilities (Specific Learning Disabilities, Significant Developmental Delay, Mildly Impaired Intellectual Disability, Emotional Behavioral Disorder, and Other Health Impaired).
- Identify the characteristics, prevalence, causes, and identification processes associated with special populations in early childhood education from birth to third grade.
- Analyze the different forms of reinforcement procedures and how they may impact a young student.
- Identify the learning obstacles that may be present in children with sensory loss.
Facilitating and Fostering Independence of the Early Childhood Special Education Student
- Identify strategies for adapting classroom management procedures to meet individual children’s needs.
- Describe instructional strategies that may be used to adapt learning activities to meet individual children’s needs.
- Construct ways to incorporate all of the areas of development into classroom routines.
- Design classroom rituals that will help facilitate independence in all areas of development.
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