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Characteristics Of Exceptionalities

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This course provides an overview of the characteristics of students with varying exceptionalities. Students will be introduced to legal foundations, learner characteristics, and instructional considerations. Emphasis is placed on collaborating with families of children with exceptionalities.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks 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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    Instructional Planning for Students with Mild Disabilities

    • Apply concepts of curriculum development, including planning, instruction, and assessment to unit planning for students with mild disabilities.
    • Identify educational considerations for instructing and engaging students with mild disabilities in learning.
    • Describe the nature and function of planning for instruction and assessment for students with mild disabilities.
    • Analyze using assessment data to inform instruction planning and to monitor and support student learning for students with mild disabilities.

    Methods of Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities

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

    Creating an Effective Learning Climate for Students with Mild Disabilities Service Delivery Models Available for Students with Mild Disabilities

    • Describe attributes of an effective and positive learning climate for students with mild disabilities.
    • Identify authentic strategies for teaching and managing student behavior of students with mild disabilities.
    • Describe the continuum of service delivery models for students with mild disabilities.
    • Describe common instructional models of cooperative teaching.

    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 specific learning disabilities.
    • Identify legislation that addresses issues related to students with specific learning disabilities.
    • Examine the etiology and prevalence of specific learning disabilities among children and young adults.
    • Examine characteristics of students with specific learning disabilities.
    • Analyze the impact that Response to Intervention (RTI) has on the identification of specific learning disabilities

    Background and Characteristics of 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.
    • Examine the etiology and prevalence of intellectual disabilities among children and young adults.
    • Examine various characteristics of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Background and Characteristics of Emotional Disturbance

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