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.