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ECE 280 Inclusion of Children with Special Needs
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: This course provides an overview of the values, policies and practices of inclusion of children with special needs including laws governing services, individualized plans, and working collaboratively with families.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain the purpose, development, and implementation of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for children with diverse abilities.

2. (Application Level) Demonstrate knowledge of the assessment and evaluation process to support children and families.

3. (Analysis Level) Analyze the strengths and needs of families with children with diverse abilities and the importance of using a family-centered approach.

4. (Analysis Level) Recognize the importance of working collaboratively with team members to identify the characteristics of environments that promote participation and support of children with diverse abilities.

5. (Analysis Level) Examine the laws and regulations governing services and access for children with diverse abilities.

6. (Evaluation Level) Explain and justify the importance of early identification and the referral process for young children with diverse abilities.

7. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the development of children who are developing typically and those with diverse abilities.

Internal/External Standards Accreditation
NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation
Standard One: Promoting Child Development and Learning
Standard Two: Building Family and Community Relationships
Standard Three: Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families
Standard Four: Using Developmentally Effective Approaches to Connect with Children and Families
Standard Five: Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum
Standard Six: Becoming a Professional