Children with Special Needs
- Module Title: Children with Special Needs
- Module Prefix/Number: ED 380
- Credit Hours: Three (3)
This course is an introduction to the field of special education and is appropriate as a first course for students intending to pursue certification in special education as well as for students planning to pursue other areas of certification. Topics covered include the history of the field; social and legal issues affecting the field; examinations of various areas of exceptionality; and discussions of educational responses for students with exceptionalities.
The learner will:
- Understand exceptionality and the influence of family, culture, community and philosophical of professionals on the identification and perception of individual differences.
- Describe the main types of special needs in children.
- Identify the causes and characteristics of the main types of special needs in children.
- Discusses the origins and significance of early diagnosis and intervention.
- 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
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.
There is a Final exam (40%). The exam will be based on material covered in the lecture notes and textbook readings.
- Course Outline
- Children with Exceptionalities and Their Families
- Children with Exceptionalities and Social Institutions: Government, Schools, and the Courts
- Early Intervention Supports and Services
- Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
- Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Children with Learning Disabilities
- Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders
- Children with Emotional and Behavior Disorders
- Children with Communication, Language, and Speech Disorders
- Children Who Have Special Gifts and Talents
- Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Children with Visual Impairments
- Children with Physical Disabilities, Health Impairments, and Multiple or Severe Disabilities
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