Working with Students with Special Educational Needs
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.
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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;
- 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