Course Outlines

Holy Cross of Davao College

Sta. Ana Ave., Davao City

Title of the Subject: SPED 2 – Introduction to Special Education 2

 

Recommended Credit Unit: 3 Hours/week lecture

 

Scope and Objectives of the subject: This three-unit course is designed to discuss the biological bases, sociological and psychological theories in special education. It explores the biological causes, assessment, , learning and behavioral characteristics of children with special needs particularly children with mental retardation, learning disability, gifted and talented, emotional and behavioral disorders, blind and low vision, hearing impairment, speech and language disorders, and physical disabilities, health impairments and severe disabilities. The course discusses the essential concepts of special education, educational approaches and programs, categories of exceptionalities and environmental causes of developmental disabilities. The last part of the course deals with the sociological implications of having a special child in the community and in the family.

 

Instructor: Mr. Cayetano D. Polancos, Jr., MAEd, PT

 

Course Outline

 

 

I. Context of Special Education

•           Handicap

•           Disability

•           Impairment

•           Labeling

•           Continuum of Services

Defining abnormality

II. Terms in Special Education

•           Inclusion: Salamanca Statement

•           Mainstreaming

•           Integration

•           Individualized Education Program

Continuum of Services

III. Bases of Special Education

•           Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

•           American Disabilities Act

•           Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act

Philippines

•           Magna Carta for Disabled Persons

•           Accessibility Law

•           White Cane Act

•           Education for the Blind

 

V. Exceptionalities of Children

•           Mental Retardation

•           Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

•           Autism Spectrum Disorder

•           Cerebral Palsy

•           Seizure Disorder

•           Visual Impairment

•           Hearing Impairment

•           Dyslexia

•           Traumatic Brain Injury

•           Down Syndrome

•           Emotional and Behavioral Disorder

•           Gifted and Talented

VI. Current Trends & Advocacies in Special Education

 

 

Recommended Textbooks:

1. Introduction to Special Education: A Textbook for College Students 1st Edition by Inciong

2. Human Exceptionality 2nd Edition by Hardman

3. Young Children with Special Needs by Gargiulo

4. Fundamentals of Special Education by Cullata

 

 

 

 

Title of the Subject:                                SPED 4 Observational Child Study 1

Recommended Credit Unit:                     3 Hours/ week lecture

Scope and Objectives of the Subject:       This three-unit course is designed to identify the different types of observations. It gives emphasis on child study in all areas of development of children with mental retardation, learning disability, gifted and talented, emotional and behavioral disorders, blind and low vision, hearing impairment, speech and language disorders, and physical disabilities, health impairments and severe disabilities. The course gives opportunities for actual observations of overt behaviors in some special schools. It uses a variety of observational tools and recording techniques. The last part of the course deals with writing a child study paper.

 

Instructor: Mr. Cayetano D. Polancos Jr., MAEd, PT

 

Course Outline

 

I. Introduction to Child Study

 

1. Definition and scope of child study

2. Importance of observations

3. Qualities of a good observer

 

II. Learning How to Observe

 

1. Anecdotal Notes

2. Checklist

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Mental Retardation

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cerebral Palsy

Seizure Disorder

Visual Impairment

Learning Disability

Traumatic Brain Injury

Down Syndrome

Emotional and Behavioral Disorder

Gifted and Talented

 

3. Time Sampling

4. Event Sampling

5. Running Records

6. Narrative

 

III OBSERVATION OF A CHILD IN THE HOME ENVIRONMENT

Evaluation and Reflections

 

IV. OBSERVATION OF A CHILD IN THE SCHOOL SETTING

 

V. OBSERVATION OF A CHILD IN THE COMMUNITY SETTING

 

VI. OBSERVATION OF A CHILD IN A SPECIAL OCCASION/ ACTIVITY

 

VII. Writing a Child Study Paper

 

 

Recommended Textbooks and/ or Reference:

1. Introduction to Special Education: A Textbook for College Students 1st Edition by Inciong, et al.

2. Human Exceptionality 2nd Edition by Hardman

3. Young Children with Special Needs by Gargiulo

4. Fundamentals of Special Education by Cullata

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