ED 275 - Including Children With Special Needs
- Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ED 131
Recent legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and research pertaining to early childhood services suggest a growing emphasis in full inclusion of children with special needs in all early childhood settings (family childcare, preschools, kindergarten, etc.). The research indicates that inclusion with their typically developing peers has signifi cant benefits for young children who are at-risk or demonstrate developmental delays and disabilities. Early childhood personnel are key persons in identifying children who may have developmental delays and disabilities and seeing that they have developmentally appropriate early education experiences similar to those provided to their typically developing peers.
3 hrs. lect. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of ED 275, the student will be able to:
- Discuss and answer questions having to do with the history of services for young children with special needs and the benefits and barriers to inclusion.
- Describe the inclusion model and the general goals of inclusion.
- Describe the legal basis to family-oriented services and advocate for partnerships with families of young children with special needs.
- Demonstrate effective collaboration skills.
- Identify the different purposes of assessment and planning strategies for infants and young children.
- Implement procedures to encourage the development of social speech/language/communication, cognitive/perceptual, self-care and motor skills for young children with special needs.
- Implement procedures to manage challenging behaviors of young children with special needs.
- Describe and apply procedures to facilitate successful transitions.
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