Young Children with Special Needs (3)
This course will guide students in determining a child's developmental readiness, learning styles and social-emotional needs. The history of exceptional education will be explored in conjunction with the educational and social issues relative to the field. Students will learn ways of adapting the classroom to meet the needs of children who have special requirements and will explore collaborative community services to meet the special needs of all children and their families. Students will have a broad knowledge of students from differing profiles in order to understand and apply research-based instructional practices by differentiating process, product and context. Students will engage in the systematic problem-solving process. In addition to class meetings, a minimum of 10 hours of field experience in a diverse age-3 to grade-3 setting are required. This is a Florida ESOL (2010) infused class.