This course examines and explores the unique educational needs of children with visual impairments and children with visual and additional impairments as well as the techniques for assessment and instruction related to teaching these children in a full array of educational settings from ages 3-22. Topics include assessment and program planning for the core curriculum and expanded core curriculum as well as adaptive techniques and diverse communication systems. This course requires a field-based placement/pre-practicum requirement of a minimum of 30 hours. The necessity for a transdisciplinary approach will be stressed. The course requires (a) classroom lectures discussions and group work (b) reading and video assignments (c) research assignments (d) varying field-based experiences and (e) completion of several case studies.
Saturday, January 11, 2020 to Saturday, February 1, 2020