Introduces the exceptionalities and related topics in the field of special education including definitions, prevalence, assessment, and intervention. It includes discussion of strategies for facilitating students’ independence, learning, social connections, and self-advocacy skills. Curriculum emphasizes the philosophical and practical applications of valuing students’ abilities and diversity and collaborating with educators and families. It will explore curriculum modifications and accommodations, problem-solving strategies, and transition issues. Ten hours of field work are required in this course. A $25 fee will be assessed to all students to cover the cost of clinical practice.
Introduction to Exceptionalities