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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. 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 Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 159 reviews
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
Content  
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: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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    Joanne Blower United Kingdom Great course - really enjoyed it! 2015-04-26 19:04:20
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    Joanne Blower United Kingdom There is some really valuable pointers in this course that are somehow missed from other on-line courses. A great addition to my portfolio! 2015-04-26 19:04:26
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    Mpho Nkisa Botswana Working with Students with Special Educational Needs Course is a wonderful course which I personally would recommend that primary school teachers should take. For the reason being that, the issues covered in this course are faced mostly by primary school teachers and students. Its a course that can help many teachers to understand how to diversify and new approaches of teaching. Its very insightful more so that teachers in most cases misunderstand students hence do not help them due to lack of knowledge on how to teach students with brain dysfunctional which hinder their learning skills. 2015-04-17 14:04:43
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    Kathryn Palmer United States of America This course helped me understand the difficulties of working with students that have special needs. I would recommend this course for anyone who is interested in teaching children, special needs or not. 2015-03-19 22:03:08
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    Debbie Blowers United States of America Very informative 2015-03-13 16:03:59
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    Loretha Bivens United States of America Be Consistent on a set of rules is presented to the group, apply those rules consistently to everyone. Years ago I signed up my son for a preschool martial arts class. On the first day, the instructor explained to students and parents that if a child was having any type of behavior issue, he would ask the parent to sit with the child. 2015-02-11 22:02:44
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    Loretha Bivens United States of America A positive attitude is the single most important quality for anyone who works with children with special needs. 2015-02-11 22:02:40
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    Loretha Bivens United States of America I will use a variety of methods to help another person understand and master new skills. For example, if a child refuses to let go of a parent, bring the parent into the activity for a few minutes to reduce anxiety, then fade out the parent. 2015-02-11 21:02:56
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    Loretha Bivens United States of America it a joy working with special needs children 2015-02-09 21:02:07
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    Pushpalata Chalasani India This course really helped me to learn more facts about learning disabilities and the assessment really brainstorm my knowledge and made me very confident about teaching and working with students who need special education. Those students are like flowers, care for them as sensitive as petals. 2015-01-26 17:01:20
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