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Working with Students with Special Educational Needs


Working with Students with Special Educational Needs

Working with Students with Special Educational Needs

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Course Description

Special education addresses the individual differences and requirements of students with special educational needs. As a teacher or trainer, working with students with special educational needs requires specific skills and strategies to create and deliver effective programs of work for them.
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This free online education course serves as an introduction to the field of special education. The course begins by outlining core elements of special education, including the change in educational legalisation in recent years with particular emphasis on legislation in America. The responsibilities of teachers and trainers are also detailed, along with the individual educational plan (IEP). The course describes the most frequent disabilities encountered in the mainstream classroom: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, behavioural disorders, and physical disabilities and sensory impairments. The course provides key information about each of these disabilities and describes practical strategies on how to assist and teach students with these disabilities. This free online education course will be of great interest to professionals in the education sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of working with students with special educational needs, and to all students who are interested in special education.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Describe the fundamentals of special education; - Identify the main types of disabilities encountered in the mainstream classroom; - Describe the main types of disabilities encountered in the mainstream classroom; - Generate a basic individual education plan for a student with special educational needs; - List practical strategies for assisting and teaching students with special educational needs;


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to Special Education
Module 2: Learning Disabilities
Module 3: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Module 4: Intellectual Disabilities
Module 5: Behavioural Disorders
Module 6: Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments
Module 7: Working with Students with Special Education Needs Assessment

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Course Title Working with Students with Special Educational Needs
Course # 556
Course Publisher Global Text Project
Course Category 85
Content Origin
Course Description  Special education addresses the individual differences and requirements of students with special educational needs. As a teacher or trainer, working with students with special educational needs requires specific skills and strategies to create and deliver effective programs of work for them. This free online education course serves as an introduction to the field of special education. The course begins by outlining core elements of special education, including the change in educational legalisation in recent years with particular emphasis on legislation in America. The responsibilities of teachers and trainers are also detailed, along with the individual educational plan (IEP). The course describes the most frequent disabilities encountered in the mainstream classroom: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, behavioural disorders, and physical disabilities and sensory impairments. The course provides key information about each of these disabilities and describes practical strategies on how to assist and teach students with these disabilities. This free online education course will be of great interest to professionals in the education sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of working with students with special educational needs, and to all students who are interested in special education.
License  This course is available from Global Text Project OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 18 July 2013
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Cristal Martinez United States of America i have a son who has ADHD and taking this course helped me a lot to understand everything and teach him things in a certain way. 2014-11-29 17:11:19
  • Dondra Whitehead United States of America I found this course to be very helpful. It have you great insight on the world of special needs children. Also like that you were given the most common disabilities a teacher most often encounters. 2014-11-07 16:11:23
  • Kristina Joseph-Edwards United Kingdom A very detailed course that is full of the right information that is needed. I work in the disability sector and have just started volunteering with SEN youth a d this course is certainly an insight into how the educational process works, its strenghts and weaknesses. 2014-11-07 12:11:27
  • Latishia Jordan United States of America This was a great class so informative and enlightening! 2014-11-05 15:11:41
  • lauretta smith United Kingdom This course has definately improved my professional development. It has helped me to understand the importance of paying close attention to children with SEN, and to listen closely to their views and opinions. It has also taught me how to communicate with them in a way they will understand, e.g visual aids. I found the least restrictive environment particually interesting. I have also learnt a lot about IEP's that, even as a parent if a SEN child, did not know. This course is perfect for anyone working with children, or to gain more understanding as a parent. 2014-09-29 10:09:07
  • Giuseppina Cucchiara Italy It is a good course. It's very clear and there is a simple explanation. 2014-09-26 20:09:25
  • Nivard De Jong China In my opinion this is a useful course for those who don't know anything about special need students and for those who took a similar course in the past. The last time I took a course regarding spec. need students was in 2001. It brought the material back to my consciousness and two main points are very essential: focus on the behavior since the cause can be such a melting pot of causes and the cause is not your main concern, deal with the practical issues in a pragmatic way. 2014-09-21 08:09:06
  • Mark Bevacqua United States of America Good. 2014-09-06 05:09:35
  • Michelle Lee United States of America I love working with special needs adult 2014-08-23 02:08:59
  • Unknown Unknown United States of America I thought it was very informative. 2014-07-15 18:07:53
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