ECD 107 – Exceptional Children

This course includes an overview of special needs children and their families. Emphasis is on prevalence of disorder, treatment modalities, and community resources serving exceptional children. The teacher’s role in mainstreaming and early identification as well as federal legislation affecting exceptional children.The course purpose introduces students to the world of the exceptional child. Common exceptionalities that may be in group-care settings, the roles of the preschool teacher in meeting the needs of the individuals and the home-school relations will be discussed.