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M.Ed.Special and Inclusive Education (SIE): EDUSIE1 - Current Trends

Course Description

This course is an introduction to serving children and youth with high incidence disabilities. In this course, students will gain an insight into the laws, assessment, identification, instruction, and placement of students with high incidence disabilities. This course requires students to acquire a deep knowledge base in order to explain and critique current research and trends of special education. Student will access teachers and school personnel in the community to analyse and reflect on socio-cultural norms and relationships. Finally, this course will equip students with the tools and information to contribute to the professional knowledge of students with high incidence disabilities.

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Wing, L., & Potter, D. (2002). The epidemiology of autistic spectrum disorders: Is prevalence rising? Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 8(3), 151-161. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrdd.10029

 

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