Jul 25, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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EDTE 2010 - Characteristics of Learners with Exceptionalities


Addresses identification, referral, assessment procedures, service delivery options, parental involvement, laws, legal issues and implications, inclusion, collaboration, agency and related service personnel, and assistive technologies. Focuses on characteristics and best practices for meeting the needs of the full range of learners (including students with gifts and talents and cultural and linguistic diversity) from preschool through young adulthood. Best teaching practice modeled and required.

Requisites: (EDTE 2000 and 2020 or concurrent) and Admission to Teacher Candidacy
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of definitions, identification, causes and prevalence of specific exceptionalities.
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of etiological factors and characteristics of students with exceptionalities and implications for education and life.
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of how exceptionalities may influence motivation, social, behavioral, and educational needs.
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of how to create a supportive learning environment that can be transmitted to the classroom fostering the self-worth of all students.
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of how various exceptionalities impact learning and development.
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of identify strategies that can be used in the classroom to help students develop an awareness of their own personal strengths and limitations through differentiation of curriculum, instruction, assessment.
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of issues related to similarities and differences between students with/without disabilities and appropriate levels of inclusion of students with exceptionalities within the continuum of services.
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the central concepts, legislation, historical foundations, theories, philosophies, and current issues in special education including the impact of No Child Left Behind.
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between different multicultural backgrounds, linguistic diversity and exceptionality.



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