Understanding Special Populations (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
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.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize characteristics of students with special needs including giftedness, Autism and ADHD.
- Predict accommodations to meet student's needs.
- Modify teaching materials and strategies to better reach all learners.
- Outline means to curb disruptive behaviors.
Online semester graduate credit courses help teachers complete continuing education requirements.
- Start ANY Time
- All ONLINE 24x7
- Regionally Accredited
- 1 semester Credit Graduate Courses
- A-F Grading
- No Textbook Needed
- Includes ALL Content
- 90 Day Access
- Official Transcript in Approximately 1 Week
After completing the course, you will be directed to the university for registration.