This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the various types of exceptionality and the significance of legal aspects, placement, parental involvement, and professional support in educational practice. It surveys areas of exceptionality such as learning disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, emotional and behavior disorders, and giftedness, and considers their impact on classroom learning. It addresses educational practices for responding to the needs of students with exceptionalities.

This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the various types of exceptionality and the significance of legal aspects, placement, parental involvement, and professional support in educational practice. It surveys areas of exceptionality such as learning disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, emotional and behavior disorders, and giftedness, and considers their impact on classroom learning. It addresses educational practices for responding to the needs of students with exceptionalities.

Welcome to the Intervention & Strategies course! At this time you should be towards the end of your licensure program and at a minimum have completed the Introduction course, social cognition course, proactive behavior course, and communication course. Ideally this is the final course before your student teaching.

This course is an advanced course therefore it does not cover the basics of what autism spectrum disorders are or the core theories associated with ASD. In this course it is expected you are applying your previously learned knowledge of ASD and the theories (Theory of Mind, Executive Function Deficits, Central Coherence challenges, etc.) to the strategies and interventions within the classroom setting and when applying them to working with students directly.

In this course you will learn a variety of strategies and interventions for working with students with ASD (ECSE-Age 21). The textbooks provide an overwhelming amount of information and will be great resources to refer back to in the future. Due to the enormous number of strategies and interventions marketed to students with ASD this course cannot explore all of them, however, you will be given resources of where to access additional information and up to date research and evidence based strategies.

Deepen understanding of critical literacy by actively questioning the stance found within, behind, and among texts. Learn to guide students to ask questions about representation, marginalization, power and benefit.  Encourage critical awareness through personal and professional transformation.

Practice teaching methods specific to the teaching of social studies. Develop an understanding of social studies and the purposes they serve. Exploration of issues in curriculum development. Survey methods of teaching; planning for teaching; study and research skills in social studies; professional and community resources for the social studies teacher; and current trends in social studies.

This is a graduate level course with graduate level expectations.