SPED 631. Characteristics of Students Needing an Adaptive Curriculum. 3 Hours.

This course is designed as an introduction to the definition, characteristics, causes, assessment, and specific remedial techniques for students needing an adaptive curriculum. The needs for specialized services to meet specific learning and/or behavioral needs will be presented. Students will learn about the history of serving children and youth with high incidence disabilities associated with specific learning, emotional/behavioral, mild mental retardation and a range of physical and health needs. Key individuals in the research of specific disabilities associated with these needs and how they helped expand our understanding of who these individuals are and how to address specific needs, will also be addressed. Learning characteristics will be addressed in relation to why and how specialized instruction can meet the learning and developmental needs of these individuals, specifically in the areas of instructional and assistive technology. LEC.