Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience
EDU/ECE 305 Learning Disabilities and Related Disabilities
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).