PCC/ CCOG / ECE

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ECE 234

Course Number:
ECE 234
Course Title:
Children w/Special Needs i/ECE
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Become acquainted with areas of special needs in children from birth through six years of age. Emphasis is on inclusion of children in early childhood settings. Explore services available to children and their families. Child development helpful. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Early Childhood Education elective course

Course Activities and Design


  Basic format of the class will be lecture-discussion, films,
  resource speakers, perhaps field trips and experiential
  activities.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

ASSESSMENT
  Grading policy will be discussed and distributed with the
  course handout during the first week of class.  Student's
  grades will be based on their performance on:
 
  1. Written examinations covering the theoretical and applied
       information from lecture discussions, required reading,
       textbooks, audio-visual and classroom demonstrations
  2. Completion of projects
  3. Classroom attendance and participation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


   
  
  This course outline is a topical outline and is not necessarily
  the sequence in which the material will be presented.
   
              1.0 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
 
  Instructional Goal:
  To develop a knowledge base of information about children with
  special needs and the historical response of education and
  government.
 
  Objectives:
  1.1     Areas of exceptionality
          a.   Identify areas of exceptionality
          b.   Recognize the occurrence of these areas in
                 our population
  1.2     Attitudes toward handicapped
          a.   Identify common attitudes of our society
                 toward the handicapped
          b.   Identify their own attitudes toward the
                 handicapped
  1.3     Current legislation relating to the handicapped
          a.   Describe PL 94-142 and subsequent applicable
                 legislation
          b.   Analyze pro and con for mainstreaming
          c.   Analyze the effects of implementing PL 94-142
                 on children, families and schools
          d.   Analyze current legislation
 
               2.0 ORAL COMMUNICATION AND IMPAIRMENT
 
  Instructional Goal:
  To review information on development of normal language and to
  explore language problems and intervention strategies.
 
  Objectives:
  2.1  Review of normal language development
          a.   Describe the development of language from
                 birth through the preschool years
          b.   Describe the teachers role in promoting
                 language development
  2.2  Speech problems
          a.   Identify specific language problems
                 (articulation, delayed language, voice and
                 stuttering)
          b.   Identification of professional in the speech
                 profession
          c.   Describe intervention strategies for problems
                 in language delays and articulation
 
              3.0 LEARNING DISABILITIES
 
  Instructional Goal:
  To explore general information in the area of learning
  disabilities.
 
  Objectives:
  3.1     History and definitions of learning disabilities
          a.   Define learning disabilities
          b.   Describe the history of learning disabilities
  3.2  Common characteristics and interventions for learning
  disabilities
          a.   Describe characteristics of LD children
          b.   Identify causes of LD
          c.   Identify treatment for children with LD
          d.   Identify teachers role in enabling children
                 success
   
                4.0 MENTAL RETARDATION
 
  Instructional Goal:
  To explore information on the area of cognitive delays and
  disabilities and examine mainstreaming in the preschool.
 
  Objectives:
  4.1  Definition and history of cognitive disabilities and
  interventions
          a.   Define cognitive delays and disabilities
          b.   Describe the history of interventions
  4.2  Current management and educational programs
          a.   Describe possible interventions
          b.   Identify service in Portland area
          c.   Mainstreaming the cognitively delayed child
                 in the preschool
  4.3     Personal and family problems related to a cognitively
            delayed child
          a.   Identify special problems for families with a
                 cognitively delayed  child
          b.   Examine social problems which might be
                 evident for cognitively delayed or disabled
                 child and adult
 
                   5.0 GIFTED CHILD
 
  Instructional:
  To introduce general information on the area of giftedness.
 
  Objectives:
  5.1     Definition and characteristics of giftedness
          a.   Define giftedness
          b.   Describe characteristics of the gifted child
  5.2     Educational opportunities for the gifted child
          a.   Identify programs for the gifted in Portland
                 area
          b.   Describe ideas for incorporating the gifted
                 child in the preschool
 
               6.0 DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED CHILD
 
  Instructional Goal:
  To explore general information on the deaf and hearing impaired
  child and how to integrate him into the preschool.
 
  Objectives:
  6.1     Mechanisms of hearing
          a.   Identify mechanisms of hearing
  6.2     Hearing impairments
          a.   Identify common hearing disorders
          b.   Recognize professionals in the area of deaf
                 and hearing impairments
          c.   Identify skills and aids for incorporating
                 the hearing impaired child in the preschool
   
                7.0 BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
 
  Instructional Goal:
  To explore general information on blind and visually impaired
  child and how to incorporate him into the preschool.
 
  Objectives:
  7.1     Visual problems
          a.   Identify common visual problems
          b.   Prevention of visual problems
  7.2     Integration of visually impaired child in preschool
          a.   Describe skills and aids to assist in
                 mainstreaming the visually impaired child
                 into the classroom
 
           8.0 EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILD
 
  Instructional Goal:
  To explore general information on symptoms and treatment for
  the emotionally disturbed child.
 
  Objectives:
  8.1     Characteristics of the emotionally healthy child
          a.   Describe characteristics of the emotionally
                 healthy child using Erikson's theory
  8.2     Emotionally disturbed child
          a.   Describe the characteristics of the disturbed
                 child
          b.   Recognize when to refer and resources in the
                 Portland area
          c.   Identify skills for working with the
                 emotionally disturbed child in the preschool
 
                    9.0 PARENT TEACHER PARTNERSHIP
 
  Instructional Goal:
  To explore the parent-teacher partnership as the recommended
  format for support and intervention.
 
  Objectives:
  9.1     Describe the teachers role in this partnership
  9.2     Identify communication issues between teachers and
  parents
  9.3     Identify skills for supporting children and families
  9.4     Identify skills for advocating for children and families
  9.5     Identify the possible stresses on the family and
            appropriate teacher interventions