sped525 | Graduate
Special Education Teaching Methods
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Overview of Special Education Categories and Instructional Implications
- Compare and contrast the benefits and challenges of co-teaching in a special education classroom.
- Describe the instructional implications that can occur as a result of learning, emotional, or other mild to moderate disabilities.
- Identify and describe the IDEA categories under which students can receive special education services.
- Analyze the service delivery models that may be used in a special education setting.
Classroom Organization and Management of Students with Specific Disabilities; Best Practices for Improved Outcomes for Targeted Groups of Learners
- Analyze effective classroom management plans that address students with learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and other mild to moderate disabilities.
- Describe common techniques and approaches used in crisis prevention and intervention programs such as CPI.
- Identify best practices in instruction and behavior management for students with mild to moderate disabilities in the special education classroom.
Lesson Planning and Developing the Individualized Education Program
- Explain how a studentâs specific learning needs and individual characteristics should impact the development of the IEP.
- Identify the similarities and differences between lesson planning for a regular education classroom and a special education classroom.
- Identify methods of differentiated instruction to address the needs of learners in the special education classroom.
- Examine the general steps to follow during the IEP development process.
Adapting the Curriculum and Applying Instructional Interventions for Students with Special Needs; Student Transition and Career Counseling
- Identify factors that affect curriculum performance for students with special needs.
- Describe ways to adapt the curriculum for students with specific learning needs.
- Examine research-based instructional interventions to use with students exhibiting mild to moderate disabilities.
- Identify key components of the transitional/career counseling phase of a studentâs individualized education program.
Communicating with Parents and Staff Members and Professional/Ethical Practices in Special Education
- Analyze methods of communicating and collaborating with parents in the implementation of a studentâs individualized education program.
- Examine guidelines for communicating with staff members about a studentâs specific instructional needs.
- Identify professional ethical principles and practice standards for special educators, and their responsibility in carrying these out in the classroom.
- All objectives apply.
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