ECE 234 : Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Education

Covers early intervention and early childhood special education including disability characteristics, environmental and curricular adaptation, instructional strategies, and legislative mandates. Explores inclusion of children with diverse and special needs in early care and education settings, including the role of families in early intervention services. 

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Course Outcomes

  • Recognize the foundations and current issues and implementations of early intervention and early childhood special education.
  • Compare options for early identification, screening and assessment of children for disabilities and special needs.
  • Investigate best practices for children with various identified disabilities and special needs including family involvement, IEP/IFSP use, inclusion strategies, classroom and curriculum modifications, and universal design.

Additional Information

Course is a required class for the AAS in Early Education and Family Studies.  Students must achieve a C or better in the class to apply it to the degree requirements.

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