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Family & Consumer Sciences
Children with Special Needs
This course is designed to assist students in gaining an understanding of how teachers can care for children with special needs in a regular classroom and make the experience quality for all involved. The course combines classroom instruction with lab experience and observation to develop competence in working with young children. The course will allow students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to work with children of all ability levels.
Holly Hanan
-Examine the types of special needs that qualify a student for an individual education plan
-Describe health disorders associated with special needs students
-Demonstrate strategies for meeting special needs
-List effective ways to guide behavior and education of gifted children
-Define special needs
-Identify students with special needs
-Examine legal issues concerning children with special needs
-Discuss effective strategies to guide the behavior of special needs children
-Research media portrayal of special needs children
-Class assignments
-Laboratory assignments/reports
-Observation reports
-Peer reviews
Oklahoma State Department of Human Services - Child Care Division

CECPD requirements
Herr, Judy. Working with Young Children. Text and Workbook. The Goodheart-Wilcox Company, Inc. 2002.

Stephens, Karen The Child Care Professional. Glencoe McGraw-Hill, New York, New York, 1999.
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Human Services Early Childhood Development & Services Early Care and Education
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