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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience

EDU/ECE 305 Learning Disabilities and Related Disabilities

Location: 

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence, (CARE), Brooklyn, NY

Length: 

Proficiency examination program administered at the CARE testing center or authorized proctor sites.

Dates: 

January 2020 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: Describe key changes in special education; describe and analyze assessment information; describe effective instructional strategies for general education and students with disabilities; recognize the important of educational settings; explain the role of theories of learning; articulate social, emotional, and behavioral challenges; discuss the importance of the early years; discuss the challenges of adolescents and adults with learning disabilities; outline the components of the language system; explain the elements of reading and discuss reading strategies; discuss written language and expression teaching strategies; describe the characteristics of students with mathematics learning disabilities; discuss and list characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); explain how Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are identified and diagnosed; discuss techniques for working with students with ASD.

Instruction: 

To prepare for this exam, students will study the following topics: characteristics of learning disabilities and related mild disabilities; assessment and the IEP process; clinical teaching; educational setting and the role of family; theories of learning and implications for teaching; social, emotional and behavioral challenges; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders; young children with disabilities; adolescents and adults with learning disabilities; medical aspects of learning disabilities; spoken language difficulties; reading difficulties; written language difficulties; mathematics difficulties; overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders; Evidence-based practices for educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorders; teaching students with autism to communicate; effective practices for teaching academic skills to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder; transition to postsecondary environments for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Education or Special Education (9/17) (9/19 administrative review).

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