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Vanessa E. Tucker
T EDSP 539
Tacoma Campus

Introduction to Exceptionalities

Provides an overview of all disabling conditions including low and high incidence disabilities. Examines the nature of various disabilities, program implications, and the continuum of delivery options available to special education students.

Class description

This course will provide the learner with an overview of the basic tenants of special education, issues of working with families from diverse backgrounds, high and low incidence disability categories and functional implications for each area. The learner will a knowledge base of resources for each disability category and will be given community resources for future use in the classroom.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Discussion, lecture, projects, self-study and student presentations.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Vanessa E. Tucker
Date: 06/08/2009