The course covers everything from the basics of special education to the legal requirements that teachers must abide by. Students will also develop practical skills, such as how to create individualized lesson plans and how to use assistive technologies. They’ll be able to apply these new skills right away through customized practicums.
Special education is a broad field that requires a lot of knowledge and compassion. This course will teach you the laws and concepts behind special education, as well as how to put that knowledge into practice. By teaching you about the IEP process, accommodations in the classroom, and many other essential topics, this course will prepare you to be a special education teacher who can provide the best possible services for your students.
One of the most important things to remember when you’re working with special education students is that they are people first, and special needs second. It’s easy to get caught up in the logistics of a special education classroom, but more important than anything else is the human connection that you build with your students.
If you can learn to view your students as people first, it will be a lot easier for you to connect with them and make sure that everyone’s needs are being met—including their emotional needs. The best way to connect with your students is through their learning style. Take some time to identify these learning styles, and use them to your advantage!
First, there’s visual learners. Visual learners like to see what they’re learning about. It’s very helpful for them if you work pictures into your lesson plans and classroom activities. They often struggle with lessons that don’t have any visual accompaniment—so keep this in mind when you’re planning!
Next we have auditory learners. Auditory learners need more verbal communication than other types of learners in order to feel like they’ve really understood something.
This course is designed to help teachers better understand their students with special needs. There is no shortage of information out there on this topic, but we have done extensive research and have compiled the resources that we feel are most important and effective. We will introduce several concepts and provide activities to help you apply them in real-life classroom scenarios.
We know that being a teacher is not an easy job, and we want to make your job as easy as possible. Though it may be a challenge at times, we can guarantee that taking care of children with special needs will be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have in your educational career.
Special education is the practice of educating students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, and accessible settings. These interventions are designed to help individuals with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and their community, than may be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education. Special education programs need to be individualized so that they address the unique combination of needs for a given student.
In general, special education is specifically designed instruction that is provided to meet the educational and individual needs of students who have been identified as having disabilities, and who, because of those disabilities require special education services. There are many types of disabilities that can cause students to receive special education services ranging from learning disabilities to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to physical disabilities.