sped538 | Graduate
Special Education In Early Childhood
This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Foundations and Trends
- Identify factors that affect early childhood development and learning.
- Explain evolving trends in early childhood special education.
- Describe the history and principles of early childhood special education.
- Analyze laws and policies that affect early childhood special education.
Transition into Early Childhood Special Education Services; Social and Emotional Concerns
- Outline the process for service coordination and transition from an individual family service plan to an individualized education program.
- Identify appropriate assessments and progress monitoring tools for students transitioning into an early childhood special education classroom.
- Develop measurable goals and objectives for an individualized education program (IEP).
- Identify developmentally appropriate instructional strategies that focus on a studentâs needs and interests.
- Determine techniques for classroom management that promote social and cognitive development of students in early childhood special education.
- Describe methods to help students with emotional and behavioral challenges.
- Develop a functional behavior analysis and behavior intervention plan.
Motor, Language, and Academic Skill Development
- Sequence typical motor development.
- Analyze the stages of language development.
- Outline the development of literacy and math skills.
- Discuss the role of related services in the development of motor, language, and academic skills.
Collaboration and Consultation
- Analyze the interpersonal skills needed for effective collaboration and consultation among professionals and families.
- Describe the ethical responsibilities in teaching early childhood special education.
- Develop strategies for communicating with families.
- Generate effective approaches when working with students and families from diverse backgrounds.
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