Oct 25, 2021  
2021-2022 University Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 University Bulletin
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SPED 664 - Curriculum and Methods for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities

3 Credit Hours
In this course candidates will study instructional techniques and specialized methods that may be aspects of instruction of students with moderate to severe disabilities. This includes coverage of the functional curriculum across a variety of domains including self care, life skills, recreation/leisure, domestic, community and career/vocational. Specialized interventions and methodology for individuals (preschool through high school) with a focus on physical (including positioning/ support), communication (including augmentive communication), and other techniques and methods that support student learning and development of key functional skills will also be addressed. Candidates will examine assessment and adjustment of learning environments, planning and development of instructional programs directed toward objectives established for a variety of key skills, provision of opportunities for student choice and development of positive self-concepts. This course will also include consideration of the importance of use of appropriate materials emphasizing functionality, instruction in natural settings, and interactions between students with and without disabilities.



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