Jan 31, 2023  
2022 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2022 Siena Heights University Catalog
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SED 383 Methods and Strategies for Teaching Individuals with Moderate to Severe Cognitive Impairment


2 credit hours

During this course, the teacher education student will examine research-based instructional learning programs for individuals with moderate to severe cognitive impairment. Health and medical issues will be examined and the teacher education student will design and implement a study of age appropriate individual interventions for individuals with moderate to severe cognitive impairment based on best practices and research. Age-appropriate modifications to standard curricula for individuals with cognitive impairment in K-Adult settings will be studied and practiced. The teacher education student will communicate these to other professionals. In addition, the teacher education student will, based on research based models, develop skills at designing, implementing, evaluating programs and adaption techniques and activities for individuals with moderate to severe cognitive impairment. 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. Teacher education students will learn how the teacher as researcher functions in a classroom. Teacher education students will explore all factors related to the IEP, ITP and 504 processes. Required: 20 clock hours in a setting with individuals with cognitive impairment.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and SED 381 Nature and Need of Individuals with Cognitive Impairment   
Course is Offered: WI 2019



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