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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 251 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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  • 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
  • Dorcas Abiodun
    Dorcas Abiodun United Kingdom To help them reach their Goal, in their daily life 2015-11-03 21:11:57
  • Tamicka Funchess
    Tamicka Funchess United States of America Working with students with special needs can be a blessing of experiences but also, can become overwhelming when support is not available to meet the needs of students and the students they serve. Students with special needs need the support nurture' respect values and norms of the world including a positive loving environment to grow and learn! 2015-10-31 03:10:20
  • Beatrice Thea Orteza
    Beatrice Thea Orteza Philippines This was a nice course. It helped me understand my students more. This is a great help for me and my student. Great work! :) 2015-10-17 00:10:28
  • Renee Thomas
    Renee Thomas United States of America I found this course to be extremely beneficial and informative. This learning experience will greatly assist in my current and future en devours. 2015-10-09 00:10:43
  • Blondell J. Myers
    Blondell J. Myers United States of America This course is very informative and it raises awareness to the special needs of individuals we encounter each day. It also enhances our tolerance for the differences in others. 2015-10-07 17:10:21
  • Riza Rowan-Danao
    Riza Rowan-Danao United Arab Emirates Working with students with special education needs course will help me a lot to understand my new job as SEN coordinator along with the students who are under this department to further assist them properly. I do hope that this new chapter in my life will be a start of brighter future in the field of special education 2015-10-02 12:10:28
  • Neil Richard Wood
    Neil Richard Wood United Kingdom Great, thanks 2015-08-24 14:08:20
  • Sandy Farrow
    Sandy Farrow United Kingdom I love how these courses are laid out and easy to follow. This particular course was so well structured and covered some really useful basics as well as providing some examples to assist clarity of understanding. A very good refresher course and superb reminder of why SEN training is relevant mainstream. I particularly appreciated that there was no need to download or purchase any resources, but references were provided for further research if I wish to look more deeply into the educational psychology involved. Really enjoyed this. Thank you 'Alison'. 2015-08-23 19:08:12
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