spe513 | Graduate

Orientation To The Exceptional Child

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This course provides an overview of the different categories of exceptionality. Students will be introduced to special education laws and their implications for delivery systems, transition plans, and identification and placement procedures.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or 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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    Philosophical, Historical, and Cultural Foundations of Special Education

    • Summarize the theories and philosophies that form the basis for special education practice.
    • Reflect on your experiences and beliefs as a student in a classroom with exceptional learners.

    Characteristics of Learners

    • Compare and contrast the characteristics of learners with and without exceptional learning needs.
    • Identify potential causes for exceptional learning needs.
    • Recommend instructional strategies for students with exceptional learning needs.

    Professional Collaborative Partnerships

    • Analyze current practices in schools regarding collaboration and response to intervention.

    • Describe common instructional models of cooperative teaching.

    • Identify trends and issues in the integration of students with exceptional learning needs into schools.

    Legal Foundations of Special Education

    • Analyze the laws, regulations, and policies related to special education.

    • Examine current terminology used in the education of individuals with exceptional learning needs.

    • Analyze trends in disproportionality for culturally and linguistically exceptional learners.

    Family Collaborative Partnerships

    • Outline the evolution of parent-professional relationships.

    • Propose strategies to implement and support parent–professional relationships.

    Pre-referral and Individualized Education Program (IEP) Procedures

    • Explore procedures for initiating special education services.
    • Explain service delivery options for students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

    • Compare an Individualized Education Plan to an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

    • Summarize the purposes of planning for transitions towards post-secondary outcomes.
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