sped502 | Graduate
Mainstreaming And Inclusion
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Assistive Technology, Modifications and Accommodations, and Differentiated Instruction in Lesson Planning
- Examine various assistive technology strategies that allow students to access the general education curriculum.
- Identify differences in state and special education standards that provide appropriate curriculum and instruction to special needs students.
- Explore modifications and accommodations that can be made in the regular education classroom to promote student success.
- Analyze how the various components of differentiated instruction can be applied in the classroom.
- Integrate appropriate differentiated instruction strategies into lesson plans for students of varying abilities and disabilities.
History and Evolution
- Identify federal legislation protecting educational services for students with disabilities.
- Explore how Response to Intervention (RTI) has impacted mainstreaming and inclusion of students with disabilities.
- Compare various service delivery models.
- Analyze landmark cases relating to the evolution of special education.
Identification and Referral Processes
- Describe the general education pre-referral process as it relates to Response to Intervention (RTI).
- Explore regular and special education teacher responsibilities in identification and referral.
- Identify circumstances that may lead to due process and manifestation hearings with special needs students.
- Analyze the overrepresentation of minorities and culturally diverse students in special education programs.
Communication and Collaboration with Colleagues and Families
- Identify the potential benefits and barriers of inclusion from the perspectives of family, general education teachers, and paraprofessionals.
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders implementing the special education continuum of services for students with varying abilities and disabilities.
- Explore collaboration needs and models of regular education teachers, special education teachers, and paraprofessionals in mainstreamed and inclusion classrooms.
Strategies for Effective Instruction and Assessment
- Describe assistive technology strategies that provide students of varying abilities and disabilities access to evaluation methods.
- Compare state standards to special education standards that provide appropriate assessments to students with varying abilities and disabilities.
- List strategies for effective instruction and assessment.
- Recommend various strategies for developing independent learners in mainstreamed classrooms.
- All course objectives apply.
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