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EXC658 Adv. Spc. Mild/Moderate

Course Description

An advanced course in skills needed for effective collaboration, curriculum design and modification and assessment processes for students with mild/moderate disabilities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate communication skills useful for interfacing with pupils, parents and staff members.
  • Demonstrate communication skills required for effective interface with specialist, co-teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals.
  • Demonstrate communication and collaboration skills useful in working with education, mental health and other community agencies.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify community resources available to students, including post-secondary activities.
  • Demonstrate methods of curricular adaptation and sequencing skills and instructional modifications for the disabled students.
  • Creates or makes use of learning environments inside the classroom, as well as in the library media centers or computer labs that promote effective use of technology aligned with the curriculum.
  • Demonstrate effective clinical teaching methods for ensuring student success in general education.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of collaboration and consultation in a co-teaching environment.
  • Collaborate with other teachers, mentors, librarians, resource specialists and other experts to support technology-enhanced curriculum.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use data collection to design and modify instructional methods, materials, behavior plans and student schedules.
  • Demonstrates competence in evaluating the authenticity, reliability, bias of the data gathered, determines outcomes and evaluates the success or effectiveness of the process used.
  • Uses a computer application such as databases and spreadsheets to manipulate and analyze data.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of use and interpretation of assessments that are sensitive to the cultural, socioeconomic and linguistic characteristics and learning styles of disabled students.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness with positive behavior support plans.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Behavior Intervention Specialists.
  • Demonstrate ability to plan, implement and write assessment reports.
  • Demonstrate ability to train and supervise paraprofessional, including staff development activities.