Visual Aids in the Classroom (1 semester credit - Ashland University)
“Today the chances are good that you know someone with autism or autism - like characteristics.”
“Have you ever come across a child who’s always on the move? They might have ADHD.”
“Gifted learners have competencies and abilities that go two or more years beyond their grade and/or age level.”
1 Graduate Credit
- Grading: A-F
- Materials: Included in the course fee!
- Graduate Credit: 1 Graduate Credit
- Instruction Mode: Self-paced, Asynchronous (Online Class)
- Time Frame: Enroll and start any time
See inside this course...
As educators, 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 educators encourage and maximize each child’s potential. Terms like Autism, ADHD, learning disability and gifted learners are being constantly used. What do they mean? What makes these children unique? And most importantly, how as an educator can you enhance these students’ learning ability? These are questions that are answered in this course. The integrated course has three sections, each one dedicated to a particular special population: SECTION A, Introduction to Autism, SECTION B, Differentiation for Gifted Learners in the Classroom and SECTION C, Understanding ADHD. The course presents various strategies, adaptations and modifications to the environment and the mode of instruction that help educators 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 confidence in handling children of differing abilities.
Objectives & Outcomes:
As a result of successful participation in SECTION A, Introduction to Autism, students should be able to:
- Expand their repertoire of visual aids.
- Connect with and teach visual learners.
- Develop activities that encourage and build visual literacy.
- Understand characteristics of gifted learners.
- Identify gifted learners in the classroom.
- Recognize needs of gifted learners.
- Support gifted learners to help them achieve overall development.
- Differentiate curriculum to suit the needs of gifted learners.
- Compact curriculum for gifted learners.
- Understand and identify twice-exceptional students.
- Support twice-exceptional students.
- Assess mastery of content.
- Understand and implement tiered instruction.
- Understand and identify symptoms of ADHD.
- Understand prognosis, treatment and causes of ADHD.
- Facilitate concentration and focus while teaching students with ADHD.
- Prevent hyperactivity and impulsivity related issues in the classroom through organization and scheduling.
- Enable students with ADHD to learn effectively by teaching them organizational strategies.
- Motivate students with ADHD.
- Facilitate social interaction in students with ADHD.
- Create a classroom physical environment that facilitates focus in students with ADHD.
- Create a classroom schedule for students with ADHD.
- Modify assessment to accommodate a student with ADHD.
After completing the course, you will be directed to the university for registration.