Children with Special Needs
- Module Title: Children with Special Needs
- Module Prefix/Number: ED 380
- Credit Hours: Three (3)
- Description : This course provides a comprehensive look at how to teach students with mild/high disabilities It also includes teaching strategies and curriculum development.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Social Science
- Study Skills
- Social Competence & Self Determination
- ADHD Learning Difficulties/Mild Retardation
- Functional Academics
- Career Development & Transition
- Gifted Students
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