EDP 590: Children With Special Needs

Synonym:

52298 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Laureen Harlow

Credits:

2

Seats:

17

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 1/17 - 3/6 (4:30PM-6:29PM)
Thursdays 3/27 - 5/8 (4:30PM-6:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Educational & Social Policy
Required of and Restricted to Education Department teacher certification students.
Section A:Priority to Waldorf certification students December 4 – 11; opens to Integrated Learning certification students on December 12; others by written permission of program Director provided to the Registrar’s Office via FirstClass beginning January 2.
Section B: Reserved for ES Cert student; see ES descriptions.Competency Area: Elective

This course will examine the assumptions, attitudes and actions of the individual, family, teacher and community toward the special needs child. We will discuss the law and IEP as they relate to special needs students and the public school system, as well as the concepts of mainstreaming, integrated curriculum and teamwork between special educators and the classroom teacher. The focus will be on children with learning disabilities, with secondary emphasis on ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), emotional and physical disabilities. Students will relate theory to practice through observation and interviews in a variety of special needs settings, as well as through personal reflection and introspection.