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Teaching Children with Exceptionalities

The unique needs and rights of children and adolescents eligible for special-education services is studied. Specific classifications of exceptionality include: cognitive, learning, emotional, speech/auditory, visual, physical/health, autism and gifted/talented. Conditions of prevalence, eligibility, transition, assessment, special pedagogy and multicultural considerations will be studied. Students also learn to be informed users of tests, to bring to the task certain domains of knowledge – including knowledge of the basic uses of tests, the important attributes that lead to the development of good tests, and the kinds of behaviors tested by particular tests. References to current issues, legislation and court cases also occurs. Prerequisites: EDUC 123 and EDUC 130; concurrent enrollment in pre-professional block.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0