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Course SummaryThis comprehensive study guide has been designed to help you become fully prepared to take the Washington Educator Skills Tests-Endorsement (WEST-E) Early Childhood Special Education exam. Get information about instructional and assessment strategies, types of disabilities and classroom practices. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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All of the topics you are expected to know when taking the WEST-E Early Childhood Special Education exam are covered in this extensive course. You can study facts about human growth and development, types and impacts of disabilities, assessment and teaching strategies for special education teachers, instructional methods for math and English, the history of special education and collaborative practices in this field. Lessons take only 5-10 minutes to review and can be referred to as often as needed to gain a full understanding of these topics. Print out lesson transcripts to create handy reference tools, and use your Dashboard to track your progress. Take self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams to verify that you understand each topics you move from one lesson to the next.
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Syllabus & Course Information
All topics you could encounter on the WEST-E Early Childhood Special Education exam are covered in this comprehensive study guide. Details about types of disabilities, instructional and assessment strategies, and special education teacher professionalism are presented in these lessons. Once you complete your review of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain how humans grow cognitively, physically and socially
- Provide details about developmental delays and disabilities
- Identify types of infectious diseases and medical conditions
- Describe how to adapt instruction for special education students
- Perform behavioral assessments and interventions
- Apply effective classroom design and grouping practices
- Understand and use various types of assistive technologies
- Teach reading, math and social skills to special education students
- Instruct special education students in areas of communication and self-management
- Discuss professional ethics, professional development and collaborative practices for SPED teachers
This course is made up of 23 individual chapters broken down into 157 video and text lessons. Study anytime, anywhere, with 24/7 accessibility to all lessons from any device.
WEST-E Early Childhood Special Education Exam Information
After obtaining teacher licensure in the state of Washington, educators seeking to add the Early Childhood Special Education endorsement to their license must pass this WEST-E exam to gain this credential.
- Number of Questions: 110
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours and 15 minutes
- Exam Cost: $155
WEST-E Early Childhood Special Education Exam Breakdown
|WEST-E Early Childhood Special Education Concept||Percent of WEST-E Early Childhood Special Education Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Understanding Young Children with Disabilities||25%||27 questions||47|
|Assessment and Program Development||25%||27 questions||26|
|Delivering Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) to Promote Development and Learning||25%||27 questions||61|
|Foundations and Professional Practice||25%||27 questions||23|
WEST-E Early Childhood Special Education Preparation & Registration
This course is designed to be one of the most comprehensive study aids you can find to get fully prepared to take the WEST-E Early Childhood Special Education exam. You'll understand what influences human growth and development, the causes and treatment of specific disabilities, types of infectious diseases and the impact of disabilities on individuals and families. Other lessons focus on screening special education students, assessing behaviors and academic performance, curriculum development, skills development, and the history of and trends in special education.
Go to the WEST website and create an account to register for this exam. Once you have submitted requested information and remitted payment of exam fees, you can then schedule your exam online. You will be sent a confirmation email with an admission ticket that you must bring with you on the day of your exam.
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