Oct 21, 2020  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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SPED 654 - Academic Methods for Early Childhood and Elementary-level Students with Disabilities

3 hours
The purpose of this course is to prepare candidates to use a variety of instructional strategies and create learning experiences that encourage early childhood and elementary level student development across many skill domains and the Illinois Learning Standards. The content of this course will initially focus on various forms of lesson planning (including direct instruction, and the inquiry approach, and universal design for learning). Major emphasis is placed on development of effective instructional skills including scaffolding and a variety of academic methods for instruction and remediation in the basic areas for students with a variety of disabilities. This course places particular emphasis on oral language, a balanced approach to reading, instruction, written language, mathematics instruction and support of instruction in content areas (science and social studies). Principles and techniques associated with evidence/research -based practices and methods for assessment, planning and instruction will be addressed including delivery of interventions at tiers 2 and 3 of the Response to Intervention model; and evidence based practices and interventions thus enabling them choose and implement interventions and methods that address IEP goals and objectives, and consider the needs of ELL students within the context of varied service delivery models. Within this course, candidates are expected to prepare pre and post assessments, lessons and lesson plans, tools and activities for instruction of specific skills and strategies, based on knowledge of the discipline, student needs, the general education curriculum and IEP goals.



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