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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

The Exceptional Child: Teaching Students with Disabilities and Special Healthcare EDU 305


Varies; self-study. 

Various; distance learning format.

September 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss federal regulations related to children with exceptionalities; describe the characteristics of various types of exceptionalities, including those with health impairments and their special health care needs; practice various instructional approaches appropriate for exceptional children; utilize educational programming and resources, including assistive technologies and adaptive equipment appropriate for various types of exceptionalities; discuss the role of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the educational planning process for young children; use screening and assessment to support the learning and service needs of exceptional children; discuss the function of Child Find and teachers' roles in that process; and facilitate school, family, and community collaboration strategies to serve the needs of exceptional children.


Teaching Students with Disabilities and Special Healthcare provides thorough coverage of legislative issues on Special Education, especially the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The course examines topics related to children with disabilities and special needs, and allows students to be acquainted with children’s profiles and school performance, in the context of analyzing comprehensive details to identify and evaluate students with learning disabilities. Additional topics include: designing an appropriate Individualized Education Program (IEP), developing individualized instructions and using effective instructional strategies. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education, Education Psychology, or Special Education (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).