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- Available Lessons: 44
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education
Course SummaryTeachers looking to develop their understanding of different disabilities and ways in which students with special needs can be accommodated can refer to this short chapter. Lessons focus on specific types of disabilities and teaching strategies for those providing instruction to these students.
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About This Course
In this course, teachers can learn about the ways in which they can plan and adapt instruction for students with physical, cognitive, learning and intellectual disabilities. You'll have the chance to review the characteristics and symptoms of various types of disabilities as well as special education laws and supportive tools and programs you can implement into your classrooms.
How It Works
Each video or text lesson comprising the chapters in this course are easily accessible 24/7 from any device and offer details that include definitions, examples, illustrations and lesson summaries. Instructors are experienced in the field of special education and guide you quickly and effectively through each topic. You can take self-assessment and chapter exams to demonstrate how much you have learned and whether you are ready to implement the concepts discussed in this course in your classroom.
This course includes:
- Short video lessons on teaching students with disabilities that can be viewed on any device and feature video tags so you can access only the topics you need to review
- Text lessons containing summaries for quick review of lesson highlights
- Quizzes to determine if you are ready to move on to the next lesson
- Chapter exams that gauge how much you have learned as your progress through the course
- A final exam that measures your full understanding of working with students with severe or multiple disabilities
How It Helps
- Relates effective instructional strategies: Helps you incorporate strategies to develop lesson plans and activities for students with specific types of disabilities.
- Increases understanding of disabilities: Provides details of symptoms and characteristics of physical, cognitive and other disabilities so you can more easily identify which disability your student or students have.
- Expands your ability to support students with special needs: Outlines the tools and strategies you can use to effectively and efficiently teach students with various disabilities.
- Understanding key special education laws and regulations and their history
- Discussing details about different types of disabilities
- Teaching strategies for students with intellectual disabilities, autism, or hearing and vision impairments
- Describing integrative, planning, accommodative and technological support systems and processes for students with disabilities
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