Diploma Program in Special Education

Special education provides students with identified disabilities specialized instruction designed to meet their unique learning needs, giving them the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential. Special education programs are designed for those students who are mentally, physically, socially and/or emotionally delayed. This aspect of “delay,” broadly categorized as a developmental delay signify an aspect of the child’s overall development (physical, cognitive, scholastic skills) which place them behind their peers. Due to these special requirements, students’ needs cannot be met within the traditional classroom environment. Special education programs and services adapt content, teaching methodology and delivery instruction to meet the appropriate needs of each child.

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for learners who want to excel there career in dealing with disabled persons and educating them to their best of potential.

Course benefits:

Participants will develop a clinical eye toward all students (with or without an IEP) and will be able to apply classroom accommodations, developmental teaching techniques and designed modifications. Each course participant will organize and complete a case study based on one selected student. We will review symptoms, describe individual deficits and customize an educational plan that will accommodate that student’s weakness. That plan will be put into effect and monitored as per course assignment. Various group activities will be utilized to maximize learning and provide interactions among participants.

Contents

  • Special Education in the Classroom
  • Eligibility for Special Ed. Services and Possible Categories Therein
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Behavior Problems in the Classroom
  • Autism and Other Distinctive Disorders
  • The Referral Process
  • No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
  • Adapting/Modifying Curriculum
  • Building Partnerships with parents
  • Becoming Advocates of children
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