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Course 5568

The Gen Ed Guide to Special Ed

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Use prompts about special education to describe assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers, and self, including how the information relates to professional education practice and growth.
  • Identify the categories of disability established through IDEA while gaining a stronger understanding of impairments and disabilities and how they affect the students you work with.
  • Describe the impact of the Disability Rights Movement and key pieces of legislation such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on special education.
  • Illustrate the process of accessing special education services in a school setting from prereferral through the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Explain strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to support students with disabilities in an academic setting.
  • Summarize the importance of Assistive Technology (AT) and share ways that it can be employed with students with disabilities to support their learning.


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