EDP 590: Teaching Exceptional Children

Synonym:

81374 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Teri Young

Credits:

2

Seats:

20

Semester:

Spring 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 1/12 - 5/3 (4:00PM-5:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Educational & Social Policy
Required of and restricted to Waldorf and Integrated Learning teacher certification students through December 15; open to other Education students on December 16; others by written permission of program Director provided to the Registrar’s Office via Antioch email.

This course will examine the assumptions, attitudes and actions of the individual, family, teacher and community toward the special needs child. We will discuss school law and the IEP process as they relate to special needs students as well as the concepts of mainstreaming, integrated curriculum, gifted and talented education, and teamwork between special educators and the classroom teacher. This course will focus on children with learning disabilities, with Attention Deficit Disorder, with emotional and physical disabilities, and the gifted and talented children. Students will relate theory to practice through observation in a variety of settings, as well as through personal reflection and introspection. (Please note: Teaching Exceptional Children will also be offered in Summer 2012, and Integrated Learning students are encouraged to take it then.)