Jan 20, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

EDU6281 CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS COURSE PROCEDURE


EDU6281 CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

EDU6281 - Children With Special Needs (3 hrs)

This is an introductory course designed for individuals interested in children ages birth through 18.  It will   provide students with information concerning children with special needs, more specifically those who experience difficult life situations as well as those with physical or cognitive disabilities.  It will provide many opportunities for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of these students.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help student increase their knowledge concerning children with special needs, who have physical and cognitive disabilities and the information on laws that provide for these children and their families.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to identify the various types of disabilities, learn how to meet their needs and be aware of the laws governing their rights.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: The Exceptional Child

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Identify the origins of special education.
  • Understand individual differences.
  • Recognize the role of the family in special needs children.
  • Be aware of the historical development of special education.

UNIT 2: Exceptional Children and Their Environment

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Know the State and Federal legislation.
  • Designate role of the courts.
  • Comprehend the screening process for special needs children.

UNIT 3: Identifying and Assessing Young Children with Special Needs

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Comprehend the meaning of definitions involved in special education.
  • Know the process of early invention.
  • Identify the least restrictive environments.
  • Understand the inclusion process.
  • Determine the assessments used to identify suspected disabilities.

UNIT 4: Curriculum for Children with Special Needs

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Be aware of the approaches to curriculum development for special needs children.
  • Define the recommended practices for curriculum in the special education areas.
  • Utilize the developmentally appropriate practices for children under any conditions.

UNIT 5: Learning Environment for Special Needs Children

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Know how to design the learning environment.
  • Utilize the methods based on environmental arrangement.
  • Select appropriate materials for the combined special needs regular classroom.

UNIT 6: Strategies for Teaching Children with Special Needs

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Be able to explain adapting the home and school and setting.
  • Know strategies for creating less restrictive environments.
  • Identify the best teaching strategies for children with any delay or impairment.

UNIT 7: Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Special Education

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Be aware of the cultures of specials needs children.
  • Recognize the emerging populations of children with special needs.
  • Understand how educators are prepared for teaching students in the inclusive classroom.

Projects Required:

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:  

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations,   contact the Disability Services Coordinator.