Learn how to effectively teach students with moderate disabilities in grades 5-12.
Become fully prepared to educate students with moderate disabilities in the least restrictive educational environments. Investigate issues in special education and special education law, and learn nondiscriminatory assessment, access to the curriculum, use of new technologies, and collaboration with families and others.
This course reviews the field of communication (verbal and augmentative), language development, and literacy for students with moderate and severely handicapping conditions. Connections between reading, writing, and communications are explored. Computer-assisted communication and instruction, adaptive devices, software, and dedicated communication devices are introduced. Instructional methods, designs, planning, and adaptations for students with a wide range of abilities and needs are implemented. This is a literacy/communication skills/social skills-based instructional methods and materials course for children with intensive special needs.
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