Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience
EDU/ECE 305 Learning Disabilities and Related Disabilities
Center for Academic and Religious Excellence, (CARE), Brooklyn, NY
Proficiency examination program administered at the CARE testing center or authorized proctor sites.
January 2020 – Present.
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.
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.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Education or Special Education (9/17) (9/19 administrative review).