Jan 22, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MED 604 Evidence Based Effective Instruction for Students with High Incidence Disabilities

This course will address the historical foundations of educating children with mild disability (learning disabilities, mild mental retardation, emotional disturbance), definitions, etiology, characteristics, assessment, educational approaches and designing specific educational interventions.  Particular focus will be on developing literacy skills including reading, writing, listening and speaking as delineated in the Pennsylvania Academic Standards using elements of effective instruction.  It also focuses on identification of types, characteristics, etiology and assessment of students grades N-12 who are mentally retarded.  The course includes selected models of instruction, the role of paraprofessionals, rights and legal issues, development and psychosocial aspects, as well as family considerations. Prerequisite:   (3 credits)