CHILDREN WITH DIFFERING ABILITIES

  • Program: Child Development Careers
  • Course: Children with Differing Abilities
  • Course #: CDEV2000
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The student will examine a child with differing abilities in an early childhood or school setting. Students will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, provide inclusive programs for young children, and apply legal and ethical requirements including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students will differentiate between typical and exceptional development, analyze the differing abilities of children with physical, cognitive, health/medical, communication, and/or behavioral/emotional disorders, and work collaboratively with community and professional resources. Students will utilize an individual education plan, adapt curriculum to meet the needs of children with developmental differences, and cultivate partnerships with families who have children with developmental differences.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Describe types of programs and interventions
Examine differing abilities
Evaluate authentic assessments
Explain family involvement
Adapt activities for children with special needs
Adapt learning environment and curriculum
Critique materials to ensure acceptance of all children's gender, family, language, culture, and special needs
Identify teaching practices that support children with variations in learning styles, cultural perspectives, ability, and special needs
Integrate individualized planning for children with special needs
Design curriculum goals to meet unique developmental characteristics of children

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  CDEV1160
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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