Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3

EDU 221 – Children with Exceptional Needs

Prerequisites: EDU 144, EDU 145, and ENG 002 Corequisites: None

This course covers atypical patterns of child development, inclusive/diverse settings, evidenced-based education/family plans, differentiated instruction, adaptive materials, and assistive technology.  Emphasis is place on the characteristics of exceptionalities and delays, early intervention/special education, transitions, observation, developmental screening, formative assessment of children, and collaborating with families and community partners.   Upon completion, students should be able to recognize diverse abilities, describe the referral process, identify community resources, explain the importance of collaboration with families/professionals and develop appropriate strategies/adaptations to support children in all environments with best practices as defined by lase, policies and NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development.  This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA and ICAA as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement or the AA & AS degrees.