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Understanding Special Learning Populations (15 Hours)

Understanding Special Learning Populations (15 Hours)

As teachers, we all face situations where we accommodate students with special needs in our classrooms. In such situations, how can we modulate our teaching to ensure that we reach each and every child? This integrated course, Understanding Special Learning Populations is designed to help teachers encourage and maximize each child’s potential.

Terms like Autism, ADHD, learning disability and gifted learners are being constantly used. What is it? What makes these children unique? And most importantly, how as an educator can you enhance their learning ability? These are questions that are answered in this course.

The integrated course has three parts, each one dedicating to a particular special population, namely Introduction to Autism, Understanding ADHD, and Differentiation for Gifted Learners in the Classroom. The course presents various strategies, adaptations, and modifications to the environment and the mode of instruction that help teachers accommodate and teach students with these conditions. Along with enhancing an educator’s skills, the course is rich and filled with ideas and suggestions that promote your confidence in handling children of differing abilities.

Online self-study PD courses help teachers complete continuing education requirements.

  • Start ANY Time
  • All ONLINE 24x7
  • No Textbook Needed
  • Includes ALL Content
  • Complete ANY Time over 5 years
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion

  • I thought this class gave a thoughtful look at gifted learning with good information and resources. The length was just right. It gave me enough time to look into things further, but still enough content to gain a lot of my learning there.
    Ingrid A.
  • Interesting topics and a good review of Bloom's taxonomy as a way to challenge gifted learners. I especially enjoyed the practical strategies, and learning more about the sensibilities and needs of gifted learners.
    Aldea L.
  • I found this course to have a lot of great resources included in the content. I am hoping to utilize them in my teaching.
    Laura H.
  • I really enjoyed this class. I thought the material was valuable and practical. I would recommend it to anyone in public school teaching!
    Jane D.
  • This course has helped me have a better understanding of what a typical autistic child goes through a school day. Glad I took the class thank you.
    Denis L.
  • I feel like it would be beneficial for every teacher to have more training in identifying these special populations and in addressing their special needs. I now feel that by taking courses like this one, we as educators could be more effective in meeting the needs of special populations.
    Carrie P.
  • Wow! By far this was the most informative and beneficial course I've taken. Regardless of which students I may be working, this helps me to have a better understanding of why a student may be doing something or other, and gives me pause to be a bit more aware of particular needs (which is asking for a bit more understanding and a lot more patience on my part.)
    Mike J.
  • I really enjoyed this class. I thought the material was valuable and practical. I would recommend it to anyone in public school teaching!
    Jane D.
  • Another excellent course. This one really helps me better understand some behaviors of students who are having difficulties both in focusing upon their work and with classmate interactions.
    Mike P.
  • Great course a lot of helpful information.
    Tammy N.
  • First and foremost, thank you for providing a relatively easy resource for teachers to use to attain their clock hours for relicensure.
    Megan L.
  • Very, very helpful!
    Wayne L.
  • Good courses, I appreciate the ease of taking these hours online.
    Andrew T.
  • This was a well put together course. I have a step-daughter with ADHD and many of the strategies could prove very useful in helping her. Obviously, these same strategies could be helpful in the classroom as well.
    Karl H.
  • A pleasant experience…
    Mirna W.
  • Before taking this course, I had tried understanding and learning by some professional development classes/conferences/workshops, but never at this depth. It has been very eye-opening to learn how the brain operates when any of these conditions are present. I feel a lot more confident to face my students, since I have the basic tools to understand what I am looking at and, therefore, I can be much more effective when dealing with the issues related to this group of students. I am excited about reading and keeping on educating myself, so I can be the best I can be for my students. I would like to share what I have studied with other teachers and help them to overcome obstacles we all encounter in our classrooms.
    Elizabeth B.
  • Taking the course Understanding Special Learning Populations was an extremely positive experience for me. Not only did I learn a tremendous amount, I found the customer service and support from the Professional Learning Board staff outstanding! I look forward to taking more courses with you in the future.
    Terry L.
  • I will highly recommend the Professional Learning Board, you all have been awesome! Wishing you all the best of continued success.
  • Thank you much! This course on ADHD, in my opinion, may have been the best one yet. Very informative and very clear an too the point concerning information.
    Andrew P.
  • Really appreciate the practical application of these classes to teaching.
    Bethany G.
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