spe584 | Graduate
Learning Disabilities And Language And Development Disorders
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Overview of Mild Exceptionalities (or Specific Learning Disabilities) and Language and Human Communication
- Analyze the phases in the history of the field of learning disabilities.
- Differentiate between communication, language, and speech.
- Identify and discuss the five basic components of language.
- Summarize the acquisition of language.
- Identify several different medically related issues in the field of learning disabilities.
- Discuss the development of the discrepancy formula and responses to it among professional groups.
- Identify and describe the four characteristics common to most definitions of learning disabilities.
Current Issues in Specific Learning Disabilities and Language Disorders
- Analyze the impact of various initiatives (reauthorization of ESEA and IDEAIA, Common Core Standards) on teachers working with students with learning disabilities and language disorders.
- Analyze the impact of technology advancements and students with learning disabilities and language disorders
- Identify key research on families of children with learning disabilities.
- Discuss the growing concern for self-determination and self-advocacy of students with learning disabilities.
Technology and Student Supports
- Define the principles and stakeholders for conducting an AAC assessment.
- Identify and analyze the ethical issues of BYOD (bring your own device) and the impact on the legal constructs of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
- Identify potential ethical issues when integrating technology for students with learning disabilities and language disorders.
- Examine the role of technology in the education of students with learning disabilities.
Instructional Approaches, Assessments, and Educational and Language Interventions
- Create a list of appropriate adaptations for students to be used during instruction and assessments.
- Illustrate a pathway to determine language intervention.
- Compare and contrast the various educational placements for students with learning disabilities and language disorders and possible ethical implications.
- Analyze specialized instructional strategies for students with learning disabilities and language disorders.
Children With Language Disorders
- Recommend strategies to improve a child’s speech, articulation, and phonology.
- Explain and categorize definitions and etiologies of students with acquired language disorders.
- Compare and contrast types and degrees of hearing loss and other auditory impairments.
- Compare and contrast students with normal language development and children with language disorders.
Characteristics of Specific Learning Disabilities and Normal Language Development
- Define linguistic issues relevant to students with learning disabilities.
- Categorize communication problems in children with learning disabilities.
- Identify cognitive and language characteristics of students with learning disabilities.
- Compare and contrast personality and social characteristics of students with learning disabilities.
- Discriminate between reading difficulties and cognitive abilities and math skills of students with learning disabilities.
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