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EDUC 421 - Early Childhood Special Education Methods

5 Credits
Study the application of theoretical concepts and tools in the provision of services to young children with disabilities in pre-school settings. IFSP’s, RTI, assessment, intervention tools, and early childhood special educational methods will be analyzed, evaluated, and developed with particular attentition to culturally sustaining and anti-bias practices.

Pre-requisite(s) EDUC& 115, EDUC& 130, ECED& 160, EDUC& 204 and EDUC 240 with min. 2.0
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - EDUC

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Evening
Designed to Serve BAS in Teaching and Early Learning students focused on children birth to 5 and their families.
Active Date 20200330T21:15:06

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
PLA Eligible New Option

Course Outline
  • Defining disability–Culture and bias
  • Serving young children with disabilities in preschools
  • Assessing young children with disabilites (RTI and IEP’s/IFSP’s)
  • Assisting young children with disabilities to learn (IEP/IFSP)
  • Accommodating young children with disabilities
  • Adapting preschool settings for young children with disabilities
  • Community resources for young children wtih disabilities

Student Learning Outcomes
Develop strategies to equitably partner with diverse families, colleagues, and professionals from other disciplines to promote positive child outcomes for children with disabilities.

Create an instructional plan, addressing the needs of an individual child.

Describe principles of applied behavioral analysis to have a positive impact on child behaviror.

Collaborate with families, colleagues, and/or classmates to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and/or n Individualized Education Plan (IEP) develop an IEP.

Identify community resources that can respond to individual student/family need.

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