|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|CCD 216||The Child With Special Needs||(2-2) 3 Cr. Hrs.|
This course is designed to introduce students to the topic of children with special needs. Included is the exploration of cognitive impairments, emotional impairments, learning impairments, visual and hearing impairments, and orthopedic and/or other health impairments.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Differentiate how typical child development is altered because of special needs conditions.
- Distinguish characteristics of the major special needs categories.
- Identify the causes of stereotypes involving individuals with special needs.
- Identify major pieces of legislation affecting persons of all ages with special needs including special education rules and regulations.
- Plan appropriately for children with special needs included in group settings.
- Explore the role of resources in supporting children, families, and educators dealing with the area of special education.
- Explain the impact of a child with special needs on the family.
- Identify attitudes and methods, that will encourage the development of all children and adults to their greatest potential.
- Identify the role of the community in relation to a person with special needs.
- Discuss appropriate and inappropriate behavior strategies for children, youth and adults.
- Explain the evolution of the field of special education from a historical perspective.
- Interpret the Child Protection Services law as related to mandated reporters.
Note: This course may not be offered every semester.
Please check the CCD section of the current course schedule for availability.