Children with Special Needs/ Professional Certificate in Special Needs Education

Children with Special Needs/ Professional Certificate in Special Needs Education

    1. Module Title: Children with Special Needs
    2. Module Prefix/Number: ED 380
    3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
      1. Description:
        Children with Special Needs provide an overview of various disability categories and discusses the needs of children, which include intellectual, emotional and physical disabilities. The module will provide students with an understanding of the definitions, characteristics and challenges of children with special needs as well as special needs education programmes and educational support framework.
    4. Learning outcomes
      The learner will:
      Assessment criteria
      The learner can:
      1. Understand children with special needs and their exceptionalities 1.1 Identify children with specials needs and the major causes of their exceptionalities
      2. Be familiar with the key terminology relevant to discussions and issues with regards to children with special needs  2.1 Understand key terminology with regards to children with special needs accurately
       3. Be familiar with the range of exceptionalities in children with special needs  3.1 Evaluate the similarities and differences among the range of exceptionalities in children with special needs
      4. Demonstrate an understanding of key issues in supporting children with special needs 4.1 Analyse current findings, controversies and trends in supporting children with special needs
    5. 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.

    6. Course Outline
      Topic
      • Introduction, History and Social Forces in Special Education
      • Early Intervention Supports and Service
      • 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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