Exceptional Learner's Needs
The focus of this course will be to gain an understanding of the criteria for each of the eleven categories to help IEP teams decide if a child has a disability, and a solid array of instructional strategies to assist the child. It will look at assessments ranging from individual to common to the child's response to interventions. Assistive technology will be incorporated as well as the concept of universal design and conflict management in line with strategies for dealing with the frustrations of all participants. A systemic analysis of district/building staffing placement of programs, and students, will be part of the research undertaken in this course. Prerequisite: admission to the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services licensure program. Restricted to students in the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services licensure programs.