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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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EDUC& 203 - Exceptional Child

3.0 Credits
Introduction to working with the young child with differing abilities. Focuses on educational methods in providing an inclusionary environment which enriches the education of children with and without special needs (was ECE 234). S/U grade option.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of and skills in including young children with a variety of special needs in early learning settings.
  2. Document a basic understanding of the types of disabilities and special needs that may impact young children.
  3. Document knowledge of the ADA, IDEA, and the laws requiring education to be provided for children in the least restrictive setting.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the concept of inclusion and the benefits for children with and without special needs.
  5. Identify creative methods to adapt curriculum to include children with special needs in the typical classroom environment.
  6. Provide evidence of strategies to promote empathy and understanding between children with and without special needs.
  7. Demonstrate beginning skills in participating in multidisciplinary teams that enhance children’s learning and development across education and social systems.
  8. Document understanding of red flags in children’s development that may indicate a need for further assessment, and describe supportive strategies to discuss concerns with parents.

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