Child and Family Services
Methods and Curricula for Persons With Developmental Disabilities
This course will familiarize the student with the theoretical approaches of education for persons with special needs including a survey of various curricula.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
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.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.