Develop and refine the skills to teach students with special needs in a variety of settings.
Upon completing this program, you will be equipped with the knowledge and strategies necessary for educating students with disabilities in the least restrictive educational environments. You'll learn about:
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This course examines speech and language acquisition and development from birth through adolescence, addressing typical and atypical language development as well as first and second language acquisition. Focus is on the neurological basis of communication, developmental milestones, verbal and non-verbal communication, and language diversity as differentiated from disorder. Connections between culture and communication, socialization language delays, and communication disorders will be studied. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) are described and modeled throughout the course.
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