Jan 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC& 203 - The Exceptional Child

3 credits

Examines the educational, social, and developmental patterns of children and youth aged 0-21 years with exceptionalities. Students explore the impact of exceptionalities on children, their families and on their futures. Includes information about federal and state legislation and programs designed for children with special needs.

Theory Hours
3 theory hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of young children with a variety of special needs within early learning settings 
  • Document a basic understanding of the types of disabilities and special needs that may impact young children 
  • Document knowledge of the ADA, IDEA, and laws requiring education to be provided for children in the least restrictive setting 
  • Demonstrate understanding of the concept of inclusion and the benefits for children with and without special needs 
  • Identify creative methods to adapt curriculum to include children with special needs in the typical classroom environment 
  • Provide evidence of strategies to promote empathy and understanding between children with and without special needs 
  • Demonstrate beginning skills in participating in multidisciplinary teams that enhance children’s learning and development across education and social systems
  • Document understanding of red flags in children’s development that may indicate a need for further assessment and describe supportive strategies to discuss concerns with parents

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