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Child and Family Services

CCD 215


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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
140352August 25, 2014

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Methods and Curricula for Persons With Developmental Disabilities


Course Description

This course will familiarize the student with the theoretical approaches of education for persons with special needs including a survey of various curricula.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the role of the teacher/caregiver in the identification of developmental problems and in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process.
  • Outline the major requirements of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).
  • Summarize the different assessment protocols utilized for identifying children with special needs.
  • Explore key issues regarding readiness and pre-academic skills regarding children with special needs.
  • Explain specific activities which increase/stimulate cognitive development, including objectives, methods, and criteria for measurement of success.
  • Construct a task analysis of specific skills in the areas of self care, cognitive development, and socialization.
  • Prescribe the formation of appropriate goals and objectives for children and adults with special needs.
  • Contrast the various curricula used with children and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Explain the Child Protection Law as related to mandated reporters.
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