EDSP 502. Special Education Methodology II with Field Experience
This course addresses the development, implementation, and monitoring of individualized management, instructional, curricular, and environmental strategies and adaptations for students with special needs. Pedagogical recommendations and research based effective teaching practices are reinforced from prerequisite courses. Emphasis is placed on a needs based model incorporating the cognitive, language, attentional, affective, physical, and sensory needs of lower incident populations (multiple disabilities, hearing/vision impairments, orthopedic and health conditions) within included settings, resource room, learning support, and segregated environments. A 20 hour field experience component facilitates direct interaction with special needs learners, supplemented by cooperative discussions of experiential applications to content.