These courses are designed for students admitted to the Degree program 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 program 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. Nature and Characteristics of Emotional/Behavioural Disorders (PE,SE,ME). (See course description in Education course section). Acceptance to the program 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 program 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 programs.
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 18 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,ME,SE). (See course description in Education Courses Section). Acceptance to the program is not required to enrol in this course.
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 programs 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 programs 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 program is not required to enrol in this course.
4505. Life Skills and Transition Planning for Adolescents with Cognitive Challenges (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 programs and materials directed toward personal life-skills development and work-study experience in both open-community and protected work situations will be reviewed.
4510. Inclusive Practices for Children with Mild Cognitive Challenges
(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
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Education 3610.
4515. Inclusive Practices for Children with Moderate Cognitive
Challenges (SE). This course will consider objectives, the development
of programs, 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 or Corequisite: Education 3610.
4520. Psychoeducational Interventions for Behaviour Problems of
Children and Adolescents (SE). This course will examine programs
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
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Education 3620.
4530. Inclusive Practices for Children with Learning Disabilities
(SE). An examination of individual and classroom remedial techniques
developed for the amelioration of specific learning disabilities.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Education 3630.
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 program or permission of the Instructor.
4543. Language and Deafness (SE). (See course description in Education Courses section). Acceptance to the program is not required to enrol in this course.
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