SPED 110 - Introduction to Exceptional Children
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: The course introduces and examines exceptionalities of learning with a focus on understanding current social and educational responsibilites.
Schedule: Spring and summer semesters. This course follows the traditional on-campus schedule for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None.
Instructor: Madison Junker; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Promote a better understanding for special educationInform students how to stay current on laws such as IDEA, ADA, and NCLB
- Learn how to speak in people first language
- Understand the broad array of disabilities concerning educators today
- Give the history and origins of Special Education
- Discuss types of Early Intervention services
- Teach about Individual Family Service Plans as well as Individual Education Plans
- Allow students to better understand the professionalism, cultural sensitivity and family-based service model that must be used when dealing with families
Work Expectations: Each student is expected to log in to the course at regular intervals necessary for the following ungraded and graded work.
- Reflections (13) (10 pts. each/130 pts. total)
- There will be 5 questions pertaining to the information from the chapter. These questions are meant to help aid in a better understanding of the material. Each reflection is due Sunday by 12:00pm.
- Individual paper (30 pts.)
- Each student must interview a parent with a child with a disability. A brief summary of the disability should be included (10 pts), ways in which the family coped with the disability and what adaptations were made in their family structure (10pts), conclusion about what you would do as a parent and what ways you adapt as well as resources available (10pts).
- In-Class Discussion (7) (3pts-response to question/ 21 pts. total)
- Read the question posted and response via discussion board. After competing the response to the question read a response posted from a student and respond back. This will help students bounce ideas off one another and build relationships. Please keep comments positive and remember to speak in people first language.
- Work is submitted through Moodle.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- Weekly Chapter quizzes (14) (10 pts. each/ 140 pts. total)
- Each week there will be a 10 point 5 question quiz pertaining to information from the chapter assigned. Each quiz will be available to take from Monday-Sunday evening at 12:00pm. After the deadline the quiz will be locked and the points will be missed. These quizzes are for studying purposes and will help with the midterm and final tests. The time limit for each quiz is 10 minutes reading the material will ensure you plenty of time to get the quiz finished.
- Midterm: (50 points)
- A midterm test will consist of 20 multiple/choice questions and one essay from chapters: 1-9.
- Final Test: (50 points)
- A final test will consist of 20 multiple/choice questions and one essay from chapters: 10-15
- The exams are taken online, at one sitting, time limited and may not be resubmitted. The student may use any computer with Internet access. No proctor is required.
- Quizzes and exams consist of a combination multiple choice and true & false questions.
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