(SPED 309) Theory and Practice with Students with Disabilities
Organization of collaborative educational programs, diagnosis, curriculum development, and teaching methods for students with mild/moderate disabilities.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize strategies and techniques in designing, delivering, and adapting direct and explicit instruction for teaching students across the range of mild and moderate disabilities in both pull-out special education settings and inclusive general education settings.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how children learn, internalize knowledge, and develop performance and thinking skills, and how to implement developmentally appropriate practices for promoting the learning of all children.
- Apply knowledge of principles of universal design to implement accommodations and modifications (i.e., assistive technologies, materials adaptations, prompting strategies, environmental arrangements, visual supports, etc.) according to each student’s individualized education program (IEP).
- Develop curriculum within the hierarchy of taxonomical units relative to instructional design that includes evidence-based practices for instruction in reading, writing, and math and aligning with the core curriculum to meet student needs.