ECE216L: Teaching Young Children with Exceptionalities

Credits 3 Lab Hours 0 Class Hours 3

The course will focus on the unique characteristics of young children and families with disabilities, delays, and/or risks, including communication disorders, sensory impairments, physical and health related disabilities, child abuse, stress, and trauma. Students learn how to develop curriculum modification/accommodation strategies in all domains of development in an inclusive classroom setting or other natural environment including the use of appropriate assistive technologies. Create a supportive environment for children learning to use assistive technologies. Screening, assessment, early intervention, individual education plans, inclusive education, community resources and family issues will also be presented and discussed.