May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog
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GE 6125 - Low Incid Disabilities in School


The purpose of this course is to teach students problem solving strategies, teaching techniques, itinerant services, team and community building, and types of disabilities found in 2-3% of the population.  We will learn what constitutes disabilities in this population and issues surrounding providing this population with an effective education in the least restrictive environment.  Students will explore the ramifications, jargon, specific goals, and objectives included with creating and implementing an IEP for students in the population. Students will discuss the appropriateness of various academic environments as children with more encompassing disabilities progress from elementary to secondary education, and transition into adulthood. General issues surrounding the topic of inclusion and the least restrictive environment will be addressed. A holistic approach to educating this population, with an emphasis on social, emotional, behavioral, transition and life skills are a focus.  This course is in a hybrid format with four face-to-face sessions alternating every other week with three on-line sessions.  In addition, for the duration of the seven-week course, students will meet for an additional three hours a week in a laboratory format where students seeking certification in special education will work with families and students (ages 14 to 18) to create instruction and intervention in the areas covered in the course for students who are diagnosed with a disability category of Intellectual Disabled and/or qualify for the Pennsylvania Alternative State Assessment (PASA).

4 Credits



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