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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 179 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.

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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  • 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
  • Kimatewa Simon
    Kimatewa Simon Japan I feel enlightened about working with students with special Educational Needs. I'm confidently applying this knowledge however, I extend my sincere gratitude,first to Ms Nicolin Mostert who linked me to ALISON and secondly to ALISON for your kindness of impacting me and many people out there with knowledge and skills of working with students with special needs.i m happy with the selection modules especially as regards the responsibility of a special needs teacher and the value of inclusive education. 2015-08-13 10:08:55
  • Joanne Blower
    Joanne Blower United Kingdom Great course - really enjoyed it! 2015-04-26 19:04:20
  • Joanne Blower
    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
  • Mpho Nkisa
    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
  • Kathryn Palmer
    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
  • Debbie Blowers
    Debbie Blowers United States of America Very informative 2015-03-13 16:03:59
  • Loretha Bivens
    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
  • Loretha Bivens
    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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