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EDSPE 404 Exceptional Children I&S (3) Edgar
Children with disabilities studied from the point of view of education.
EDSPE 414 Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education I&S (3) Schwartz
Provides students with a comprehensive overview of major aspects of the field of early childhood special education. Theoretical foundations and program development and implementation are presented in an approach that integrates theory, research, and practice. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: Ilene Sharon Schwartz
EDSPE 419 Family and Community Influences on the Young Child I&S (5)
Develops an understanding of families of young children from different socio-cultural backgrounds, child socialization and development in family and community contexts (immigrant, refugee, indigenous, special-needs and vulnerable children), parenting across cultures, family processes, family systems theories, socio-cultural theories, and family-child collaborative partnerships using family and community strengths and resources.
Instructor Course Description: Natalie Hansuvadha
EDSPE 435 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (5) I&S
Provides an overview of the characteristics, causes, treatments, and controversies about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Addresses information about the history of the disorder, assessment strategies, and types of interventions. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Elizabeth A. West
EDSPE 460 Early Literary Instruction (3) Hudson
Covers the theory and educational practices in early literacy including emergent literacy development, risk factors for poor literacy outcomes, methods to promote language needed for literacy, phonemic awareness, word identification. Emphasizes instructional strategies useful in childcare settings, preschools, early intervention, and programs for students with developmental disabilities. Offered: A.
EDSPE 499 Undergraduate Research (*)
Students developing studies under this rubric should be advised that a report or a paper setting forth the results of their investigations should be regarded as a basic part of the program. Offered: AWSpS.
EDSPE 500 Practicum (1-6, max. 20)
Practicum in the field under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: enrollment in a special education program, approved plan of study, and permission of the instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
EDSPE 502 Collaboration: Working with Parents and Professionals (3) Sandall
Provides students with knowledge and skills for working collaboratively with other professionals, family members, and paraeducators. Focus is on the role of the special educator in forming and sustaining school, family, and community partnerships. Offered: WS.
Instructor Course Description: Evelyn Johnson
EDSPE 503 Classroom Management for Elementary School Educators ([1-3]-, max.4)
Examines how to set up effective classrooms to facilitate learning and the development of social behaviors. Focuses on strategies for effectively managing whole group (classroom) and individual behavior of students in the context of public schools.
EDSPE 504 Special Education and the Law (3) Brown
Overview of major state and federal laws affecting the operation and management of special education programs in public schools. Emphasis on procedural and substantive rights of children with disabling conditions. Offered: jointly with EDLPS 516; W.
EDSPE 505 Curriculum Development of Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities (3)
Addresses issues and practices in the development of appropriate curriculum, accessing the general education curriculum, and meaningful assessment for students with moderate to severe disabilities in educational settings. Topics include: assessing general education curriculum, inclusion, and development of Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs), assessment using environmental strategies, and identifying students needs for assistive technology.
EDSPE 506 Classroom Management of the Physical Problems of Individuals with Severe or Profound Disabilities (3)
Overview and practices of physical management of students with severe or profound disabilities. Topics include principles of typical and atypical motor development, positioning, handling, use of adaptive equipment, and issues regarding the educational implications of students with medical and chronic illness.
EDSPE 507 Instructional Methods for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities (3) Davis
Details a systematic instructional process for the education of students with moderate to severe or profound disabilities. Includes instructional methods and materials designed to promote the development of skills that are required in school, home, and community settings, and to reduce challenging behaviors.
EDSPE 510 Behavioral Measurement and Management in the Classroom (3)
Response measurement in the classroom; use of data analysis for instructional decisions and behavior management for children with disabilities. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Owen R White
EDSPE 511 Methods of Applied Behavior Analysis Research (3) Schwartz, White
Characteristics of applied behavior analysis are presented: direct, daily measurement, and the systematic investigation of important variables. Representative studies from various applied situations are discussed in terms of dependent and independent variables, research design, reliability, validity, and data analysis. Prerequisite: EDSPE 510 or equivalent preparation. Offered: WSp.
Instructor Course Description: Owen R White
EDSPE 513 Principles of Clinical Appraisal for Teachers of Exceptional Children (3)
Diagnostic instruments used in the clinical appraisal of exceptional children. Theoretical and measurement considerations are used to buttress practical experiences in appraisal related to eligibility and intervention. Offered: A.
EDSPE 514 Fundamentals of Reading for Children with Disabilities (3)
Emphasis on basic prereading and reading skills, such as phonics and structural analysis, specifically for the disabled child. Acquisition of comprehension skills by the disabled. Diagnosis of reading problems, published materials appropriate for children with disabilities, material modification. Offered: W.
EDSPE 515 Problems and Issues in Special Education (3, max. 9)
Intensive examination of the issues pertinent to special education, such as legislation, interdisciplinary functions, and the role of special education in general education and placement practices. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Evelyn Johnson
EDSPE 517 Practicum in Research Design and Analysis in Special Education (1-4, max. 10)
Critical analysis of current research in special education and related fields serves as background for designing applied research projects. Projects are examined, evaluated, and revised in seminar discussion. Prerequisite: EDPSY 490 and EDSPE 591 or equivalent and permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
EDSPE 518 Seminar in Special Education Research (1-4, max. 20)
Designed for doctoral students in special education during their first year of residency. Each candidate selects a dissertation problem and submits a proposal. Topics such as the procurement of subjects, the reporting and communication of research findings, and the evaluation of research are stressed. The seminar leads to the evolution of a viable dissertation proposal. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
EDSPE 520 Seminar in Applied Special Education (1-12, max. 20)
Designed for graduate students in special education. Focus on contemporary topics relating to the application of the theoretical constructs to special education. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Nancy E Rosenberg Roxanne Hudson
EDSPE 521 Communication and Language in Young Exceptional Children (3) Jegatheesan
Review and critical examination of theories of language acquisition and their psychological implications for developing cognition. Emphases include a survey of language growth from the fields of linguistics, psychology, and sociology and combining these disciplines into the service of studying individual language development from the points of view of educational attainment and social relationships. Offered: Sp.
EDSPE 522 Seminar on the Education of Students with Severe Disabilities (3)
Advanced graduate seminar arranged to study and discuss the essential components of providing a comprehensive approach to the identification and education of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with severe disabilities. Offered: Sp.
EDSPE 523 Specific Numeracy Techniques for Elementary Students with Mild Disabilities (3)
Provides the teacher with specific techniques for teaching numeracy to elementary students with mild disabilities in inclusive settings. Prerequisite: EDTEP 522 or equivalent. Offered: SpS.
EDSPE 524 Functional Behavioral Assessment (3)
Provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of functional behavioral assessment (FBA). FBA is a required practice under special education law and considered a best practice for students with challenging behavior.
Instructor Course Description: Douglas A. Cheney Nancy E Rosenberg
EDSPE 525 Educating Students with Autism or Severe Behavior Disorders (3) Schwartz
Consideration of the identification, etiology, education, and outcomes of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Offered: Sp.
EDSPE 526 Techniques for Instructing Social Behaviors for Elementary Students with Mild Disabilities (3) Cheney
Provides prospective and practicing teachers with foundational theory and knowledge to select specific techniques to promote social competency in elementary children with mild disabilities. Discusses research related to use of these techniques and interventions. Develops schoolwide, classroom, and individual plans for teaching social skills. Offered: ASp.
EDSPE 527 Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers (3)
Presents principles of applied behavior analysis. Focuses on the use of principles in classroom, home, and community settings to influence learning. Emphasis on the use of data collection and progress monitoring the use of principles and outcomes for learning.
Instructor Course Description: Allison Lowy
EDSPE 528 Inquiry and Methods in Writing Instruction (3)
Covers methods of assessment and teaching written composition, spelling, and handwriting to children and youth with, and without, disabilities. Particular attention is given to how to establish a strong writing program in elementary classrooms and how to teach writing strategies. Offered: jointly with EDC&I 536; Sp.
EDSPE 529 Ethical Issues in Service Provision for Children with Disabilities (3)
Examines ethical issues and responsibilities in regard to service provision to people with disabilities in education. Informed consent, protection of confidentiality, legal requirements to demonstrate changes in student learning, and selection of least intrusive, least restrictive behavior procedures presented and discussed within the context of readings and discussion of cases. Offered: W.
EDSPE 530 Advanced Readings in Applied Behavior Analysis (1, max. 20) Schwartz
Provides opportunities to read and discuss core texts from applied behavior analysis (ABA). Covers the conceptual underpinnings of ABA and discusses examples of application of the principles. Offered: AWSp.
EDSPE 531 Planning Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions (3)
Gives special educators the knowledge and skills they need to develop comprehensive behavior plans to address challenging behavior in children with disabilities in their classrooms. Offered: W.
EDSPE 532 A Tiered Approach to Inclusive Education (3)
Prepares educators to work in inclusive educational environments. Explores evidence based instructional strategies, discusses ways to use behavior analytic strategies to promote inclusion, and explores strategies to collaborate with general education teachers. Students also learn how to write high-quality Individualized Education Plans. Offered: W.
EDSPE 541 Education of Children with Behavior Disorders (3) Neel
Introductory course covering characteristics of and educational practices for children with emotional/behavioral disabilities. Reviews theory, definitional issues, models, assessment, and instructional methods for educating children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Students develop a working knowledge of educational approaches for teaching students with emotional/behavioral disabilities. Offered: A.
EDSPE 545 Instructional Modifications for the Education of Children with Mild Disabilities (3)
In-depth analysis and application of several modifications of instructional techniques necessary for the education of students with mild disabilities. Offered: WS.
Instructor Course Description: Carole L Isakson
EDSPE 546 Seminar in Educating Children with Behavior Disorders (3, max. 9) Cheney
Advanced-level seminars focus on contemporary research topics relating to the effective education of children with serious behavior disorders. Students analyze and review research pertinent to the chosen topics and prepare a scholarly manuscript for dissemination. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: Douglas A. Cheney
EDSPE 548 Special Topics in the Education of the Learning Disabled (3, max. 12)
In-depth analysis of empirical findings in the specialty of learning disabilities with focus on the synthesis of research findings and their application to the educational environment. A paper suitable for publication required. Prerequisite: course in learning theory, introductory course in learning disabilities, or equivalent preparation.
EDSPE 561 Educational Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs (3)
Special standardized and educational measurement and evaluation procedures for use with young children with a variety of disabling conditions. Observation, ecological assessment, and programming strategies are discussed in combination with practical application of the skills within an educational framework. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Vanessa E. Tucker
EDSPE 562 Curricula for Preschool Children with Disabilities (3) Sandall
Basic theoretical models and approaches to curricula for preschoolers with disabilities. Critical review of preschool curricula, standards, and benchmarks. Strategies for critiquing, evaluating, and adapting curricula.
EDSPE 563 Family-Professional Partnerships and Collaborative Teaming (4)
Explores issues, theories, models, research, and recommended practices related to family-professional partnerships and collaborative teaming in education. Explores the dynamics of interactions with families and other team members including roles and responsibilities, decision-making, communication, and collaboration. Focuses on families and teaming in special education. Offered: W.
EDSPE 564 Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Other Special needs (3) Sandall
Examines early intervention policies, programs, and practices for infants and toddlers with disabilities and other special needs. Topics include theoretical, philosophical, and learning and research base for early intervention. Offered: A.
EDSPE 565 Seminar: Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities (3, max. 9) Sandall, Schwartz
Advanced seminar on early childhood education for infants and young children with disabilities. Historical and current research from special education and related fields reviewed with regard to their application to the education of young children with disabilities.
EDSPE 566 Current Research in Early Childhood Special Education (2, max. 6)
Explores theory, research, and practice in early intervention with infants, toddlers, and their families. Topics include typical and atypical development, assessment, curriculum, and intervention strategies.
EDSPE 599 Independent Studies in Education (*)
Independent studies or readings of specialized aspects of education. Registration must be accompanied by a study prospectus endorsed by the appropriate faculty adviser for the work proposed. Offered: AWSpS.
EDSPE 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Registration must be accompanied by a study prospectus endorsed by the appropriate faculty adviser for the work proposed. Offered: AWSpS.
EDSPE 601 Internship (1-10, max. 20)
Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission based on prearrangement of internship placement and approval by adviser. Offered: AWSpS.