Children with Special Needs

Children with Special Needs

  1. Module Title: Children with Special Needs
  2. Module Prefix/Number: ED 380
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description : This course provides a comprehensive look at how to teach students with mild/high disabilities It also includes teaching strategies and curriculum development.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will be able to:
    • Introduce students to the basic concepts in assessment and types of assessment and its ethical concerns.
    • Address topics of descriptive statistics, reliability, and validity.
    • Understand the practice of curriculum based assessment, behavioral assessment, and norm referenced assessment.
    • Interpret assessment results, discussed interpretation of data for classroom intervention, eligibility decisions, and educational planning.
  6. Course Procedures: Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%
    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exams 40%

    There is a Final exam (40%). The exam will be based on material covered in the lecture notes and textbook readings.

  7. Course Outline
    • Special Education: An Introduction to Instruction
    • Strategies for Effective and Differentiated Instruction
    • Strategies for Classroom Management and Behavioral Support
    • Spoken Language
    • Reading: Word Recognition
    • Reading: Comprehension
    • Autism / Meltdowns
    • Written Language
    • Mathematics Instructions
    • Science
    • Social Science
    • Study Skills
    • Social Competence & Self Determination
    • ADHD Learning Difficulties/Mild Retardation
    • Functional Academics
    • Career Development & Transition
    • Gifted Students

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