This course examines the characteristics and instruction of learners with physical and health disabilities including individuals with sensory, orthopedic, and other health impairment (OHI). Attention is given to federal and state regulations as they pertain to assessment, eligibility, and the provision of special education services within the schools. Service delivery options, curriculum and program models, and appropriate supports and accommodations will be also be examined.
This graduate course is 6 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and individuals who reside outside the United States.
- Analyze laws, regulations, and policies that affect individuals with physical and health-related disabilities.
- Determine eligibility criteria for individuals with physical and health-related disabilities.
- Explore critical issues in the lives of individuals with health and physical disabilities.
- Examine the medical characteristics and health care needs that may accompany students with physical and health-related disabilities.
- Investigate the possible etiologies of physical and health-related disabilities.
- Determine the learning and behavior characteristics of students with physical and health-related disabilities.
- Differentiate the types of cerebral palsy and correlating medical and therapeutic treatments currently available.
- Investigate specific considerations regarding educational planning and placement of individuals with physical and health-related disabilities.
- Compare inclusive practices and self-contained placement for least restrictive environment options.
- Evaluate assistive technologies and alternative communication devices.
- Explore curricular options that may retain grade-level content.
- Compare instructional methods and practices for teaching students with physical and health-related disabilities.
- Examine the use of task and situation analysis for teaching and assessing students.
- Investigate content-specific instructional adaptations that consider the needs of the student.
- Construct a lesson plan using appropriate instructional strategies and adaptations.
- Examine learning environment modifications that promote student independence.
- Differentiate strategies for building self-advocacy and self-determination skills.
- Investigate ways to assist students with overcoming social and employment barriers.
- Examine the domains of life skills important for successful transition.
- Explore curriculum and transition education to support effective transition planning.
- Investigate postsecondary options, community services, and resources for transitioning students.
This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.
The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
Although our continuing education for teacher’s courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing education for teachers’ courses is not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog or please check with a University Enrollment Representative.