Faculty of Education

COURSES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

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PE: Courses for students on the PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY Programme
IS: Courses for students on INTERMEDIATE/SECONDARY Programme
ISI: Courses for students on the Intermediate/Secondary Conjoint with the Diploma in Technology Education
Programme.
V: Courses for students on the VOCATIONAL EDUCATION Programme
I: Courses for students on the TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Programme
T: Courses for students on the T.E.P.L. Diploma Programme
A: Courses for students on the Diploma in ADULT TEACHER EDUCATION Programme
SE: Courses for students on the SPECIAL EDUCATION Programme.
NPE: Courses for students on the NATIVE AND NORTHERN Teacher Education Programme - Primary/Elementary route.
NS: Courses for students on the NATIVE AND NORTHERN Teacher Education Programme - Secondary route.
TL: Courses for students on the TeleLearning and Rural School Teaching Programme

These courses are designed for students admitted to the Degree programme in Special Education.

3040. The Assessment and Development of Children's Language Abilities (PE,SE). (See course description in Education Courses Section). Acceptance to the programme is not required to enrol in this course.

3600. Academic and Behavioral Evaluation (SE). This course applies the theories of test development in establishing a competent understanding of the utilization of diagnostic and prescriptive instruments as well as teacher-made tests as they apply to the area of exceptional children.

3610. Nature and Characteristics of Mental Retardation (SE). The objectives of the course are an understanding of the nature and characteristics of mental retardation and the psycho-social implications of this area of exceptionality.

3620. Behaviour Problems of Children and Adolescents: Nature and Characteristics (PE,SE). (See course description in Education course section). Acceptance to the programme is not required to enrol in this course.

3630. Nature and Characteristics of Learning Disabilities (SE). Survey of characteristics as well as problems of identification, and the evaluation of children who are potentially average or above in intelligence, but who are failing to learn in the school environment; and who are manifesting such behaviours as lack of motor development, auditory and visual perceptual handicaps, language deficiencies and behaviour control disorders.
NOTE: Students who have completed the former Education 3231 may not take Education 3630 for credit.

3640. Problems and Issues in Special Education (PE,SE). (See course description in Education Courses Section). Acceptance to the programme is not required to enrol in this course.

3650. Practicum in Special Education (SE). This course encompasses practicum for Special Education students in any of the areas of exceptionality with opportunity for supervised participation in public school, private school, or institutionalized Special Education programmes. The main emphasis will be on supervised diagnosis and remediation on a one-to-one basis between the practicum student and the exceptional child. Case conferences and seminars will be held regularly throughout the term.
Prerequisite: Completion of eighteen Special Education credit hours including Education 3600.

365X. Extended Harlow Practicum in Special Education (SE). (See course description in Education Courses Section.)

3660. A Study of the Gifted Child (PE,SE). (See course description in Education Courses Section). Acceptance to the programme is not required to enrol in this course.

3670. The Interaction of Culture and Learning (SE). A survey of the effects of cultural background on learning and development in the North American context. Aspects of learning and development theory which assist culturally different children to realize their potential within the educational structure will be examined.

3680. Behaviour Therapy for Children and Adolescents in Educational Settings (SE). This course will examine: methods of behavioural assessment; specific cognitive, respondent and operant behaviour therapy techniques. Behaviour problems and change programmes will be considered within an ecological context and the role of non-professionals as therapeutic agents will be studied.

3690. Working with Parents of Exceptional Children (SE). This course examines the wide range of personal, social, and educational problems and concerns encountered by parents of exceptional children. Emphasis is on the skills, strategies and understanding essential to establishing constructive parent-teacher relationships, guiding parental use of resources, encouraging participation in remedial programmes and enhancing the care and support provided at home.

3941. Diagnosing and Directing Learning in Primary and Elementary Mathematics (PE,SE). (See course description in Education Courses Section). Acceptance to the programme is not required to enrol in this course.

4505. Life Skills for Developmentally Disabled Adolescents and Young Adults (SE). This course will focus upon the application of educational procedures relevant to the successful employment and community adjustment of mildly and moderately developmentally disabled adolescents and young adults. Senior special education programmes and materials directed toward personal life-skills development and work-study experience in both open-community and protected work situations will be reviewed.

4510. Educational Procedures for Children with Mild Mental Disabilities (SE).Consideration will be given to: the establishment of objectives; selection, development and review of materials; the use of various instructional procedures; and the provision of appropriate experiences for the education of children with mild mental disabilities at the primary, elementary and senior levels.
Prerequisite: Education 3610.

4515. Educational Procedures for Children with Moderate Mental Disabilities (SE). This course will consider objectives, the development of programmes, and the use of various instructional procedures for the education of children with moderate mental disabilities. Emphasis will be given to the development of skills necessary for participation in the home and community as well as in the classroom setting.
Prerequisite: Education 3610.

4520. Psychoeducational Interventions for Behaviour Problems of Children and Adolescents (SE). This course will examine programmes and strategies for children with behaviour disabilities. These will include: counselling skills, case conferences, structured learning environments and therapeutic interventions for specific behaviour problems. In addition, consideration will be given to articulation with mental health specialists and procedures to develop readiness for return to regular instructional programmes.
Prerequisite: Education 3620.

4525. Educational Procedures for Severely and Multiply Handicapped Persons (SE). The focus of this course is the specialized teaching and care of persons with severe and multiple handicaps. Emphasis is placed on assessment and instructional techniques and on the changing needs of severely and multiply handicapped persons across the life span. Adaptations of the home and school environment needed by severely and multiply handicapped persons, including the use of adaptive physical aids, is also considered.
Prerequisite: Education 3610.

4530. Educational Procedures for the Learning Disabled Child (SE). An examination of individual and classroom remedial techniques developed for the amelioration of specific learning disabilities.
Prerequisite: Education 3630.

4540. Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Disabled Persons (SE). This course will examine the various augmentative and alternative communication systems currently used to aid individuals who have difficulty communicating for reasons other than deafness, such as, cerebral palsy, severe developmental delay and autism. Emphasis will be on the technical, educational, psychosocial and linguistic aspects of these strategies with stress on the development of the ability for social interaction.

4541. Communication for the Deaf (PE,SE). An introductory course in communication strategies employed with the Deaf and Hearing Impaired. Language acquisition by individuals with normal hearing and individuals with impaired hearing will be explored and contrasted through an analysis of a variety of modes. A laboratory component of the course is designed to impart a degree of skill in practical usage of American Sign Language and Finger Spelling. The primary emphasis will be on manual systems of communication common to the deaf, as well as those systems in use as supplementary instructional methods at Schools for the Deaf.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Special Education Degree programme or permission of the Instructor.

4542. Instructional Applications of Communication Systems for Children with Severe Communication Disorders (SE). (Offered only as part of the Institute in Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Disabled Persons). (Please refer to the Calendar Section, Institutes in Education).

4543. Educational Psychology of Hearing Impairment (SE). (See course description in Education Courses section). Acceptance to the programme is not required to enrol in this course.

4550. Student Teaching in Special Education (SE). This will involve a supervised experience of observing, participating in, and teaching Special Education classes in selected schools. Provision will be made for an analysis and application of lesson types and the utilization of classroom procedures as well as responsibility for the total classroom environment. Seminars will be held regularly throughout the term.
Prerequisites: One of Education 4510, 4515, 4520, 4530 and permission from the Office of Undergraduate Student Services.


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