Sign-up today to join over 8 million learners already on ALISON:

Working with Students with Special Educational Needs Course


Working with Students with Special Educational Needs
Working with Students with Special Educational Needs

Learn more about working with students with special educational needs.


Join 22,414 other students.

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.

ALISON's 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 legalization in recent years with particular emphasis on legislation in the United States. 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 classroom: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, behavioral 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 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.

CERTIFICATION

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After studying ALISON's special educational needs course you will learn:
- Describe the fundamentals of special education
- Identify and describe the main types of disabilities encountered in the classroom
- Generate a basic individual education plan for a student with special educational needs.

Share This Course!






Manage a Group of Learners
Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 310 votes
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.

ALISON's 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 legalization in recent years with particular emphasis on legislation in the United States. 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 classroom: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, behavioral 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 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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

  • Pauline Dorau
    Pauline Dorau United Kingdom I enjoyed the course and found it very interesting and informative. 2016-09-07 15:09:36
  • Kofoworola Bankole
    Kofoworola Bankole Nigeria Observe students with special educational needs course then make use of the opportunity to interact with the students. Get to know what the students likes during interaction and make use of the opportunity to work with the students. Each student has a unique way of learning so is the case of students with special educational needs. Working with special educational needs students individually will help the students to attend to what is being taught. Going day by day with students with special educational needs followed the routine using all kinds of method will make working with special educational needs of students. Don't insist on the students with special educational needs have to do the second thing,t think about what each student can do and focus on what they can contribute Always motivate students with special educational needs and don't ever condemn there efforts even if the go wrong but correct them in love. 2016-08-30 22:08:11
  • Kofoworola Bankole
    Kofoworola Bankole Nigeria My opinion about working with students with special educational needs course is that the student need more attention and quantity time by observing the students and getting to know what caught their attention. Doing this, you get to know the interest of the student and you know way to interact the student For example there is a boy with mental disorder and also have speech problem so this makes him totally out of control when he needs something and doesn't get it. I observed that bouncing ball calms him down and he obeys whatever you ask of him. So I make use of the opportunity to interact with him and this method improves his listing abilities and expands his level of concentration. After observation and communication, you can now get the student involved in class activities through what the student likes to do. When I want to get the boy to do any activity,we first bounce ball together then when I notice he is a little excited, I make use of the opportunity to introduce the topic for the day which is a fun way of learning for a student with special education need. As time goes on,students gets use to how things are done and it makes them settle easily . Another way is mixing students with special education needs with normal students but with a very vigilant gesture to make sure the student with special education needs doesn't expose normal students to hazard or normal students doesn't expose students with special Educational needs to hazard. 2016-08-30 22:08:25
  • Sharon Slade
    Sharon Slade United States of America First of all I have learn new terms for some of the words and the stratiges to use in the class room I have worked with some ADHD chilren and some with learning disabilities and find out that some teachers always want to not deal with them they are promble to the classroom but as for me they are still just as normal as you will allow them to be including them gives them a since of self worth 2016-07-18 18:07:26
  • Neveen Hamarneh
    Neveen Hamarneh Jordan I love working with children with special educational needs because they are so special and i feel they deserve all the help they need and the love that i will share with them they can be better people in the future especially when i help them discover their passion and follow it ! 2016-07-14 21:07:06
  • Coleen Bell
    Coleen Bell [[ZZ]] Most informative, great references and understandable content. Thanks! 2016-06-25 02:06:38
  • Talia Bowman
    Talia Bowman Australia It's a great pleasure to work with special needs children they are beautiful to work with. It's exciting when the special needs children achieve goals minor or major anything matters. It's important to have an educational plan to make sure their individual needs are meet so they can succeed in their learning. 2016-05-27 07:05:53
  • Hope Chisempi
    Hope Chisempi South Africa Very close to my heart 2016-05-11 16:05:54
  • Omoniyi Oluwafemi Omowunmi
    Omoniyi Oluwafemi Omowunmi Nigeria With my wealth and years of experience working with children and young adult with special need as an occupational therapist, it has aided me in enhancing their quality of life and wellbeing 2016-05-11 10:05:49
  • Venkata Naga Sridevi Parise
    Venkata Naga Sridevi Parise Australia Very useful information. 2016-04-27 04:04:25
More Comments and Reviews >>

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

Free, Online Working with Students with Special Educational Needs Course.