ECAE 3108 Foundations and Pedagogy in Early Childhood Special Education

3 hours recitation, 1 hour supervised field experience; 3 credits

Introduction to the historical, social, cultural, and legal foundations of special education and educational models of early childhood special education. An examination of developmental disabilities in young children, their identification and developmentally appropriate and effective remediation. Implications for adapting the environment, individualizing settings and instruction, co-teaching and cooperative models and methods. Development of positive behavior supports for all young children, including English language learners. Role of families and educators in creating learning environments at home and in educational setting.

Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 2003, 2004, 3101, and 3102.

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