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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)

Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the history and importance of inclusive education; apply the laws and legislation pertaining to students with special needs; understand and outline diagnostic procedures; read and interpret IEPs; describe the specific exceptionalities presented; identify their symptoms as manifested in the classroom; distinguish the causative factors of learning exceptionality; and match intervention strategies and specific classroom management techniques in an inclusive classroom.


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 and visual impairment, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities and giftedness, the incidence 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) (3/21 revalidation).