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- Available Lessons: 140
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Course SummaryGet ready for the Praxis Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood exam with this comprehensive study guide course. Through a series of short lessons and quizzes, you'll quickly review and retain important special education topics as you get ready for the exam. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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About This Course
If you plan on taking the Praxis Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood exam in the near future, use this test preparation course to review all the concepts you'll need to know. Inside the course, you'll find a collection of engaging lessons that are designed to get you fully prepared for the exam. Complete the course at any time to review the human development and special education instruction topics you'll be expected to know by the day of your test. In addition to the lessons, the course includes practice quizzes, printable transcripts and an easy-to-use Ask the Expert feature.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This course covers the types of special education topics you can expect to find on the Praxis Preschool/Early Childhood exam. When you study the course, you'll strengthen your knowledge of human development, types of disabilities and effective special education instruction methods. By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Assess cognitive, linguistic, literacy, social, physical and emotional development
- Identify factors that influence human growth/development
- Understand atypical development and disability characteristics
- Evaluate special education assessments and eligibility criteria
- Summarize the screening and referral process in special education
- Develop special education curricula
- Teach social interaction, self-management, communication and life skills to special education students
- Recognize effective special education classroom design and technology
- Describe the functions of behavioral intervention, support and assessment
- Discuss the importance of collaboration in special education
- Outline legal and ethical standards in education
- Explain the ethical and professional responsibilities of special education teachers
This course is made up of 133 lessons and a total of 16 chapters. The bite-sized nature of the lessons helps you quickly move through the course. Our instructors use a simplified teaching style so you can easily understand the information. You can also reinforce your knowledge by taking the lesson quizzes, chapter exams and final course assessment.
Praxis Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood (5691) Exam Information
The purpose of the Praxis Special Education: Early Childhood assessment is to evaluate the knowledge and skills that are required for teaching early childhood special education professionally.
- Number of Questions: 130
- Question Type: Selected-response
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Exam Cost: $120
Praxis Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood (5691) Exam Breakdown
|Praxis Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood Exam Concept||Percent of the Praxis Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Development and characteristics of learners||17%||23||48|
|IFSP, IEP development and delivery of services, and assessment and eligibility||25%||32||32|
|Planning and managing the learning environment||37%||48||44|
|Family, community and professional relationships||21%||27||9|
Praxis Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood Exam Preparation & Registration
This course offers you a quick and efficient way to study for the Praxis Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood Education exam. The lessons cover essential special education concepts, learning theories and instructional methods through concise definitions and illustrative examples. When you finish each lesson and chapter, take the accompanying assessments to solidify your comprehension of the material. The course also offers printable transcripts that you can use if you want to study offline.
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