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Course Description

This course examines the characteristics and instruction of learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including traumatic brain injury (TBI). Emphasis is placed on learner characteristics, instructional strategies, assessment measures, and technology integration. Supports, accommodations, and curricular modifications will be analyzed among various service delivery options.

This graduate course is 6 weeks.

This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.

PLEASE NOTE:
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.

Course Objectives

Week 1

Conceptual Framework Themes Addressed This Week: Advocating for Learning, Valuing Diversity

  • Explore the historical and current perspectives regarding intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Examine the exceptionalities, and their definitions, considered to be intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Investigate key research on the etiology and prevalence of intellectual and developmental disabilities and TBI.

Week 2

Conceptual Framework Themes Addressed This Week: Advocating for Learning

  • Examine the regulations and guidelines for assessment and diagnosis of learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities and TBI.
  • Investigate the formal and informal assessments used when assessing learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Determine assessment conditions and techniques that ensure maximum performance of learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Compare the best environments and service delivery options for learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Week 3

Conceptual Framework Themes Addressed This Week: Advocating for Learning, Valuing Diversity, Collaborating With Educational Communities

  • Examine the cognitive and language characteristics of learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Examine the social, emotional, and personality characteristics of learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Investigate possible health care needs and medical considerations related to intellectual and developmental disabilities and TBI. 

Week 4

Conceptual Framework Themes Addressed This Week: Advocating for Learning, Valuing Diversity

  • Examine universal and specialized teaching strategies.
  • Describe teaching methods, strategies, and techniques that promote social interaction and classroom inclusion for learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
  • Investigate the use of functional curriculum and curricular modifications for learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Week 5

Conceptual Framework Themes Addressed This Week: Advocating for Learning, Integrating Technology, Collaborating With Educational Communities

  • Examine accommodations and modifications for learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Differentiate the criteria for individualized adaptations.
  • Assess technologies, including assistive technologies, that support instruction and assessment for learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities and TBI.

Week 6

Conceptual Framework Themes Addressed This Week: Valuing Diversity, Collaborating With Educational Communities

  • Examine support systems and programs for children with disabilities and their families.
  • Determine professional support systems and resources relevant to teaching children with disabilities.
  • Investigate resources from various sources for learners with disabilities and their families.

Prerequisites

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.

Disclaimers

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.

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Course Type
CHARACTERISTICS OF INTELLECTUAL/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Mar 31, 2020 to May 11, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition Education credit (3 units) $1,620.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Course Type
CHARACTERISTICS OF INTELLECTUAL/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
May 12, 2020 to Jun 22, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition Education credit (3 units) $1,620.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Course Type
CHARACTERISTICS OF INTELLECTUAL/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jun 23, 2020 to Aug 03, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition Education credit (3 units) $1,620.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Course Type
CHARACTERISTICS OF INTELLECTUAL/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Aug 04, 2020 to Sep 14, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition Education credit (3 units) $1,620.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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