spe514ca | Graduate
Survey Of Special Populations
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Legal Perspectives of Special Education; Terminology
- Examine the impact of public policy on special education.
- Investigate strategies for building working partnerships with colleagues and families of exceptional learners.
- Examine terminology, acronyms, and language used in the field of special education.
- Analyze the federal, state, and local legal structures governing programs for students with exceptionalities.
- Explore the IDEA eligibility categories for special education.
Characteristics of Exceptional Learners
- Examine the social, personality, and learning characteristics of students with exceptionalities.
- Discuss the history of learning disabilities and federal definition of specific learning disability.
- Explain the assets that a student brings to learning through cultural and family values, students experiences, and social interactions.
- Determine the cognition and language characteristics of students with exceptionalities.
Instructional Planning and Learner Engagement for Diverse Classrooms; IEP Development
- Explain service delivery options for students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
- Determine appropriate strategies for differentiating instruction while considering IEP goals and objectives.
- Examine testing and instructional accommodations or modifications for students with exceptionalities.
- Investigate classroom engagement techniques for diverse learning environments.
- Evaluate assistive technology options for exceptional learners.
Response to Intervention (RTI) and Assessment
- Examine the Response to Intervention (RTI) process used to determine studentsâ abilities and functioning levels.
- Determine the Instructional Support Team (IST) and their roles.
- Investigate the tiers of support and possible interventions in RTI.
- Evaluate assessment and progress monitoring practices for exceptional learners.
- Assess the validity of an intensive intervention program.
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