Provides students with the foundation for understanding social, family and educational contexts affecting the lives of children with disabilities. Students explore historical and social factors that have shaped policies toward children with disabilities and understand the provisions of state and federal legislation relevant to children with disabilities. Competencies to be addressed include understanding of family issues and development of strategies for collaborating with families, familiarity with disability labels identified in federal legislation, understanding of the pre-referral, referral, assessment and planning processes for the education of children with disabilities and familiarity with ways contexts are adapted and technology used to include children in active participation. Includes a 10-hour service learning experience outside of class. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): restricted to Childhood Studies, Early Childhood Studies, Elementary Education, or Music Education majors.
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.