ECE 210 - Children With Special Needs
This course provides an overview in recognizing, understanding and supporting children with special needs in early childhood settings. Students will learn about common developmental delays and the various physical, cognitive and emotional diagnoses that are used to classify a child as having special needs. Students will also become familiar with special education terminology, federal laws, referral agencies, the referral process, evaluation instruments and methods, the role of various specialists in special education, individual family service plans (IFSPs), individual education programs (IEPs), teacher accountability as well as how to work with families of children with special needs. Ten to fifteen hours of child observation required.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Develop appropriate concepts and attitudes towards people with disabilities via class discussions and written assignments.
2. Demonstrate knowledge in the identification of children with special needs via class discussions, written assignments and examinations.
3. Illustrate an understanding of the concept of as well as the rationale and procedure for curricular adaptations when working with children with special needs via class discussions and written assignments.
4. Identify the placement options along the continuum of services for children with special needs via class discussions and examinations.
5. Enhance their understanding of the importance of family involvement in the educational process via class discussions and written assigments.
6. Distinguish between types of learning disabilities including sensory impairments, physical, learning and behavioral disabilities via class discussions, written assignments and examinations.
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