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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Survey of Exceptional Children (PSY383)

Formerly Survey of Exceptional Children (PSY310)
39 hours (13 weeks).
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: validate the importance of inclusive education; outline the laws and legislation pertaining to students with special needs; identify each of the exceptionalities presented and recognize their symptoms in students in the classroom; explain basic diagnostic procedures; read and interpret IEP's; discuss the causative factors; and discuss basic intervention and specific classroom management techniques used in an inclusive classroom.


Major topics include: introduction to the study of exceptional children: laws and legislation regarding individuals with special needs, early intervention, Regular Education Initiative, learning disabilities, mental retardation, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, speech and language disorders, autistic spectrum disorder, hearing impairment, visual impairment, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities and giftedness. Also discussed are the incidences of these phenomena, etiology, diagnosis and treatment, behavior management and intervention in the inclusive classroom.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).