This course will introduce you to the techniques, responsibilities, legal requirements (and I hope the joy) of working with children with exceptional needs.
Question: Who are children with exceptional needs?
Answer: They are children whose development is atypical that is, outside of the normal developmental range for their age. This includes all areas of development--cognitive, physical, language, social and emotional development. Children with exceptional or special needs usually are assessed as below the normal developmental expectations for their age in one or more of these developmental areas. However, these also includes children above those norms who may be classified as gifted.
The focus of this course is on identification of these children and determination of the best choice of resources to assist them in reaching their potential.