Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: EDUC                                     Course Number: 253                                    
Course Title: Assessment, Treatment and Services for Infants, Toddlers and Children with Developmental Disabilities
Subject: Education
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course is designed to help students critically examine the purpose, practices, policies, problems, and trends in assessing children birth to seven years of age who are suspected of having a developmental delay or are at risk for delay. Students will examine and familiarize themselves with a variety of assessment instruments and techniques. Strategies for conducting family-centered and trans-disciplinary assessments in natural environments will be explored. Students will analyze the relationship of assessment to the: cultural and familial context of the child; theories of teaching and learning; and instructional planning. Students will practice developing IFSP?s/IEP?s and instructional goals and activities. The course emphasizes the importance of and strategies for including children with special needs in regular education settings and the uses of instructional technologies in teaching. The roles and responsibilities of assessment and service professional will be emphasized. The course includes a supervised field experience.

Prerequisite: Admission to the BA program at the Professional Level or permission of the chairperson. EDUC 203 or EDUC 252.
Corequisite: EDUC 509.
Start Date:    01/29/2010                         End Date: