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Working with Students with Special Educational Needs Course


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.

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.

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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.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 304 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

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  • 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
  • Bruce Mckenzie
    Bruce Mckenzie Australia So far I have found this course to be quite basic but still worthwhile. I'm enjoying it and will continue to complete the course. 2016-03-31 10:03:31
  • Anna-lucy Butterfield
    Anna-lucy Butterfield United Kingdom Fantastic course with lots of useful information. 2016-01-16 02:01:10
  • Sadia Abdisamad
    Sadia Abdisamad United Kingdom Thank you for making this course free for us 2015-11-04 17:11:59
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