Feb 23, 2024  
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SED 583 Methods and Strategies for Teaching Individuals with Moderate to Severe Cognitive Impairment


2 credit hours

During this course, the candidate will examine research-based instructional learning programs for students with moderate and severe cognitive impairment. Health and medical issues will be examined and the candidate will design and implement a study of age appropriate individual interventions for students with moderate and severe cognitive impairment based on best practices and research. Age-appropriate modifications to standard curricula for students with cognitive impairments in K-12 settings will be studied and practiced. The candidate will communicate these to other professionals. In addition, the candidate will, based on research models, develop skills at designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and adaptation techniques and activities for students with moderate and severe cognitive disabilities. These programs will include, but not be limited to, academic, daily living skills, prevocational skills, and personal care skills. Assessments (norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, and curriculum-based) will be explored and implemented. Discussed in this class will be the construction of age-appropriate environments that facilitate growth and learning. Students will learn how the teacher as researcher functions in a classroom. Students will explore all factors related to the IEP, ITP and 504 processes. Thirty (30) clock hours in a setting with children with moderate and severe cognitive impairment are required.



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