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ECD 107 - Exceptional Children

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Description: This course includes an overview of special needs children and their families. Emphasis is on prevalence of disorders, treatment modalities, community resources serving exceptional children, the teacher’s role in mainstreaming and early identification, and on federal legislation affecting exceptional children.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032  and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of C.
Corequisite(s): Take ECD 102  with a minimumg grade of C. 
Course Topics:
  • Early Childhood Development and Intervention
  • Characteristics of Developmental disabilities and at risk-conditions
  • Federal legislation for children with special needs
  • Screening and diagnostic instruments used with young children with developmental disabilities
  • Inclusive Early Childhood Education
  • Resources and Practice for Inclusive Early Childhood Education

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Computer with Internet access
  • Word processing software (must be able to save Word format)
  • Anti-virus software

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Categorize and give written information on the exceptionality of a child. (NAEYC 1a, 3b, 3c)
  2. Select appropriate materials and activities for working with the exceptional child in early childhood programs. (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 1c, 5c)
  3. Describe environmental and educational accommodations necessary for including children with special needs. (NAEYC 1c)
  4. Describe the concept of inclusion and list the benefits of this instructional model. (NAEYC 1c)
  5. Explain the effects of federal legislation on children with special needs and their families. (NAEYC 6b)

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