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2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 4070 - Characteristics and Language Development of Students with Exceptionalities

(ED 6070)
This course is designed to introduce candidates to the characteristics of students with mild/moderate cross-categorical (MM/CC) disabilities. Candidates will compare and contrast learners with respect to cognitive abilities, academic modifications, medical/physical challenges, social/emotional characteristics and speech/language needs. Through review of professional literature and multi-modal experiences, candidates will engage in reflective thinking about and critical analysis of the many and varied issues confronting the education of these populations in contemporary inclusionary settings. Screening and identification of students with learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, orthopedic handicaps and other health impairments will be discussed. General language acquisition, pragmatic, and social uses of language development will be explored, including developmentally appropriate activities, sequence-based learning, receptive and expressive skills, and assistive/augmentative communication technology.

Prerequisite: (ED 4450 )