Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
ISE 244 Issues and Needs: Special Education 3 sem. hrs.
Introduction to differential characteristics of students with moderate/intensive needs, including sensory, cognitive, motoric, health and medical, social-emotional, developmental, or multiple disabilities. Includes specific diagnoses such as traumatic brain injury, autism, dual diagnoses, seizure disorders, mental retardation, significant learning or behavioral family and social implications, ethical, legal, and medical issues. Assessment and intervention issues/trends are examined for educational, vocational, and community service delivery systems. Introduction to adaptive equipment, positioning/handling strategies, augmentative/assistive technology, collaboration with support service providers, and comprehensive service planning. Societal perceptions and issues, such as learned helplessness, social isolation, maladaptive behavior are examined. Prerequisites: EDUC 107, EDUC 206, EDUC 264 and Sophomore standing. Offered every semester.
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