SPED - SPECIAL EDUCATION

Department of Special Education Services (EDU)


SPED - 2010 PRACTICUM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours] Lecture and fieldwork, consisting of a minimum of 15 clock hours as assistant in each of two placements for persons with disabilities (total of 30 hours)


SPED - 2040* PERSPECTIVES IN THE FIELD OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours] Synthesis and philosophy of the cross-categorical components required of special education. Issues addressed: causes and characteristics fro disabling conditions and issues related to persons with disabilities (e.g., legal aspects, educational settings, diversity). Social and emotional aspects of disabilities are explored. *pending final approval


SPED - 2900* EARLY SEMINAR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] Seminar provides students with the opportunity to explore, as a group, specific topics with a faculty member. Current issues in the area of Special Education will be the focus. *pending final approval


SPED - 2910* CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND DISABILITIES
[1hour] The focus is on the relationship of culture and disabilities. This will be examined at the individual as well as the population levels. Central to the course is the importance cultural differences play in planing and implementing assessment and instructional programs. Corequisite: COMM 2440 for speech pathology majors *pending final approval


SPED - 2990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] Designed to provide the student with the opportunity to explore special interests through individual study.


SPED - 3040 PERSPECTIVES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[4 hours] Synthesis of the cross-categorical components required of special education. Issues addressed: causes and characteristics for disabling conditions and issues related to persons with disabilities. i.e.legal aspects, educational settings. Prerequisite: SPED 2010 or COMM 2410 or permission of instructor Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.


SPED - 3130 LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS
>[3 hours] Identification and evaluation of language usage. Course focuses upon development of competence for the analysis of semantic and syntactic components of language. Some pragmatic analysis is included. Lab required.


SPED - 3610 SPEECH SCIENCE
[3 hours] Detailed exploration of the functions of the speech and language production system including neurological components. Aerodynamic and acoustical functions are explored through the phonatory, respiratory and articulatory parameters of speech. Prerequisite: COMM 2420 and 2430


SPED - 3670 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
[3 hours] Principles of manual communication. Course builds an expressive and receptive vocabulary of at least 1,000 signs in American Sign Language(ASL) and Pidgin Signed English. Ten hours of lab required.


SPED - 3680 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II AND BASICS OF INTERPRETING
[3 hours] Emphasis on fluency development in manual communication. Study of various models of interpreting and transliterating processes. Prerequisite: SPED 3670


SPED - 3720 AURAL REHABILITATION AND SPEECH READING
[3 hours] Emphasis on aural rehabilitation with focus in use and care of individual learning aids, auditory trainers, and assistive listening devices. Teaching speech reading to hearing impaired children and adults using residual hearing, contextual cues, and visual augmentation. Prerequisite: COMM 3440


SPED - 3850 BRAILLE I
[2 hours] Basic course in both reading and writing Grade 2 Literary Braille; practical application of this medium to teaching. Prerequisite: SPED 2010; permission of instructor


SPED - 3860 BRAILLE II AND OTHER MEDIA
[2 hours] Covered in this course will be Advanced literary Braille, Nemeth code and textbook codes, using the Perkins brailler and other equipment. Prerequisite: SPED 2010 or 2040; permission of instructor


SPED - 4020 EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES WITHIN THE REGULAR EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT
[2 hours] Focus on the classroom teacher's role in the development and modification of environment, curriculum and instruction to enable students with disabilities to be educated within the typical educational environment. Prerequisite: Professional Education Status


SPED - 4030* EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES WITHIN THE MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT
[3 hours] Focus on the middle grade classroom teacher's role in the development and modification of environment curriculum and instruction to enable students with disabilities to be educated within the typical educational environment. Collaboration with special educators in an inclusive setting is required. Corequisite: SPED 4330 * pending final approval


SPED - 4060* SPECIALIZED INTERVENTION IN INFANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD
[4 hours] Atypical infant, toddler and early childhood development examined. Intervention strategies in home, school and specialized environments, which are family-centered and developmentally appropriate, will be addressed. 20 clock hour practicum required. Prerequisite: SPED 2040 * pending final approval


SPED - 4070 SPECIALIZED INTERVENTION IN INFANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD
[3 hours] Atypical infant, toddler and early childhood development examined. Intervention strategies in home, school and specialized environments, which are family-centered and developmentally appropriate, will be addressed. 20 clock hour practicum required. Prerequisite: SPED 3040: Professional Education Status Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.


SPED - 4100* FIELD PRACTICUM WITH STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE NEEDS
[4 hours] Provides opportunities to use, refine and implement strategies for working with persons with mild/moderate needs presented in SPED 4160 and 4310. Forty hours of field required. Corequisite: SPED 4110, SPED 4370 and admission to Professional Education.

*pending final approval


SPED-4110* CURRICULUM AND METHODOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH MODERATE NEEDS
[3 hours] This course focuses on community-referenced functional curricula approach to teaching students with moderate to severe delays. Topics such as inclusionary activities, community-based instruction, social skills, are will be emphasized. The framework for creating a learning environment that uses a wide variety of resources, community and school will be included. Corequisite: SPED 4100; admission to Professional Education *pending final approval


SPED - 4120* TEACHING STUDENTS WITH INTENSIVE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
[3 hours] Examination of appropriate curriculum models, instructional strategies and adaptations, and related behavior problems for students with severe and multiple disabilities. A transdisciplinary team approach is explored. A field experience is required. Corequisite: SPED 4130

* pending final approval


SPED - 4130* FIELD PRACTICUM WITH STUDENTS WITH MODERATE/INTENSIVE NEEDS
[4 hours] Provides opportunities to use, refine and implement strategies for working with persons with severe and multiple disabilities presented in SPED 4120. Forty hours of field required. Corequisite: SPED 4120; admission to Professional Education *pending final approval


SPED - 4150 PRACTICUM FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WHO ARE MODERATELY TO SEVERELY DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED
[1 hour] This course must be taken with SPED 4160 to implement strategies and techniques for teaching students with moderate to severe developmental delays the applied settings. Forty hours of required field. Prerequisite: SPED 3040, 4220: Professional Education Status Corequisite: SPED 4160 Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.


SPED-4160 CURRICULUM AND METHODOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE MODERATELY TO SEVERELY DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED
[4 hours] This course focuses on community-referenced functional curricula approach to teaching students with moderate to severe delays. Topics such as inclusionary activities, community-based instruction, social skills, are covered. Field experience required. Prerequisite: SPED 3040 and Professional Education Status Corequisite: SPED 4150 Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.


SPED - 4170 WORKING WITH ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES IN COMMUNITY SETTING
[3 hours] Study of issues faced by adults with severe and multiple disabilities and their families. Emphasis on supported employment, residential options, self-determination, recreation and quality of life issues. Field experience required. Prerequisite: SPED 3040; Professional Educational Status Corequisite: SPED 4160


SPED - 4180 TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SEVERE AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES
[3 hours] Examination of appropriate curriculum models, instructional strategies and adaptations, and related behavior problems for students with severe and multiple disabilities. A transdisciplinary team approach is explored. A field experience is required. Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998. Prerequisite: SPED 3040, 4160


SPED - 4220 DIAGNOSTIC AND PRESCRIPTIVE TEACHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
[4 hours] Exploration of the development of visual, auditory and tactile-kinesthetic learning modalities and implications for social and academic learning with curricular consideration for math and language arts. Field experience required. Prerequisite: SPED 2010, 3040; Admission to professional education Corequisite: SPED 4230 Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.


SPED - 4230 FIELD PRACTICUM FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND PRESCRIPTIVE TEACHING
[2 hours] Provides opportunities for field experience to use and refine the teaching of basic skills presented in SPED 4220. Eighty hours of field required. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 4220. Prerequisite: SPED 3040 Corequisite: SPED 4220 Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.


SPED - 4240* TEACHING READING AND LITERACY TO LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
[3 hours] Methods for teaching reading and literacy to diverse learners. The preservice teacher develops an understanding of the importance of the reading process which must be embedded in all areas of the curriculum and to use reading as a toll to gather information and answer questions. Emphasis placed on the instruction of reading skills using a variety of strategies to match each learner's style in the acquisition of reading and literacy skills. This course includes the assessment of reading skills with diagnoses and remediation reading difficulties. Central to the course are the comprehension strategies to help students become strategic readers. Prerequisite: SPED 2040, admission to Professional Education

*pending final approval


SPED - 4250 TEACHING CAREER AND VOCATIONAL SKILLS TO YOUTHS WITH DISABILITIES
[3 hours] This course covers career and vocational education activities for youths with disabilities. Special emphasis is placed on developing and implementing an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) and coordination with adult service providers. Prerequisite: SPED 2040 and Professional Educational Status


SPED - 4260 FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours] Effective parent and professional partnerships will be explored. Interpersonal communication skills, legal issues, effective models for home-school communication, and differences in culture, values, and family expectations will be discussed. Prerequisite: SPED 2040 and Professional Educational Status


SPED - 4310 LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS OF CHILDREN
[4 hours] The purpose of this course is to present causes and characteristics of learning and behavioral problems. Emphasis of course: (a)theoretical models and considerations, (b)techniques of instruction and (3) the IEP. Prerequisite: SPED 3040 or 4220 (or permission of instructor) Corequisite: SPED 4320 or permission of instructor Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.


SPED - 4320 FIELD PRACTICUM FOR LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS
[1 hour] Provides opportunities to use, refine and implement strategies for working with persons with specific learning disabilities presented in SPED 4310. Forty hours of field required. Taken concurrently with SPED 4310. Prerequisite: SPED 4220, 4230 Corequisite: SPED 4310


SPED - 4330 CHILD STUDY INSTITUTE: EBD
[1 hour] Provides educational settings for preservice teachers to practice effective behavioral/academic managing of children and youth experiencing emotional stress/trauma. Thirty hours of field required. Prerequisite: SPED 4220 or consent of instructor Corequisite: SPED 4340 Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.


SPED - 4340 INTERPERSONAL SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM
[3 hours] This course is to train preservice teachers to manage intra-communication and interpersonal relationships in diverse special education situations/settings. Nonviolent Crisis Prevention/Intervention (CPI) training required. Prerequisite: SPED 4220 Corequisite: SPED 4330


SPED - 4350 ADVANCED METHODS IN LEARNING DISABILITIES
[3 hours] An in-depth study of instructional methods and strategies for persons with learning disabilities. The focus will be on organization, study skills and self-advocacy strategies. Prerequisite: SPED 4310


SPED - 4360 CLINICAL PRACTICE IN SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES
>[1 hour] Provides students with supervised practice in developing and implementing learning strategies and study skills for persons with learning problems. Required 15 hours instructional practice with weekly meetings with supervisors/instructors. Prerequisite: SPED 4350 (can be concurrent) Corequisite: SPED 4350


SPED-4370* CURRICULUM AND METHODOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH MILD NEEDS
[3 hours] Study of the causes and characteristics of mild disorders. Discussion will be on theoretical considerations as well as treatment approaches pertinent to the school and clinic setting. Students will develop skills in assessment strategies of student learning, selection and planning of instructional techniques that are matched to the learners' needs and classroom management strategies that provide a healthy learning environment. Each student will become familiar with the technology needed to create and publish materials and communicate with other teachers electronically. Students will be able to integrate current technology into classroom instruction and learning environments. Corequisite: SPED 4100 and 4110; admission to Professional Education * pending final approval


SPED - 4510 INSTRUCTION OF STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL AND OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS
[3 hours] Appropriate curriculum models, learning objectives and teaching strategies for students with physical or health impairing conditions are examined. Modification of materials, assessment options and alternative response modes will be discussed. Prerequisite: SPED 3040; computer literacy


SPED - 4600* PROFESSIONAL REFLECTIVE SEMINAR
[1 hour] The focus of this seminar is on teaching as a profession. Specific areas of emphasis are ethics, teachers' contributions to the profession and the role of the teacher in a system. Emphasis is placed on assessment of the teaching activities. Included are strategies for redesigning instruction to improve the learning environment. Corequisite: SPED 4930 or 4940 *pending final approval


SPED - 4610* LINKING SEMINAR: COLLABORATION
[1 hour] The focus is on collaboration as a part of the profession. Specific areas of emphasis are communication skills, the teacher's contributions to the team and the role of the teacher in a system. Emphasis is placed on working with others and working for win-win-win situations. *pending final approval


SPED - 4620* LINKING SEMINAR: LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY ISSUES IN SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1 hour] This seminar explores the relationship of disorders of communication with the concept of community language as it impacts language development in children. *pending final approval


SPED - 4630* COLLABORATION FOR THE SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
[1 hour] Seminar develops the understanding of the roles and expertise of professionals; enhance skills which benefits the communicatively impaired client by contributing to diagnostic/intervention teams including IEP meetings. *pending final approval


SPED - 4800 VISION IMPAIRMENT
[3 hours] This course covers the anatomy and physiology of the eye, visual impairments and their implication for learning, working and independent living. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Level; SPED 3040


SPED - 4810 IMPLICATIONS OF LOW VISION
[3 hours] This course covers low vision conditions as well as the instruction of persons with low vision. Advantages and disadvantages of specialized equipment are discussed. Strategies for instruction will be explored. Rehearsal with the equipment is required. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Education Level; SPED 3040


SPED - 4870 EDUCATION OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
[3 hours] The course focuses on methods of instructions, in various settings, of persons who are visually impaired. Various types of assessments, methodologies and curricula are addressed. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


SPED - 4880 TECHNOLOGY AND INDEPENDENT SKILLS FOR PERSONS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
[3 hours] This course focuses on the general independent living of the blind and visually impaired. Covered are current technology equipment as well as daily living skills for the blind and visual impaired. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Status; SPED 3040


SPED - 4900 SEMINAR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] Seminar provides students with the opportunity to explore, as a group, specific topics with a faculty member. Current issues in the area of Special Education will be the focus. Prerequisite: Admission to professional education


SPED - 4910 DIRECTED RESEARCH IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] Directed research provides students the opportunity to explore specific topics and develop individual research with a faculty member. Current questions in the area of Special Education will be the focus. Prerequisite: Admission to professional education


SPED - 4920 READINGS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] Individual Readings is designed to provide students with opportunities to examine literature related to specific issues. The student works under the direction of staff in the Department of Special Education Services. Prerequisite: Admission to professional education


SPED - 4930 STUDENT TEACHING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[4 - 8 hours] Planned field experience in public school classrooms under the direction of University supervisors. Full responsibility for the classroom is expected by the end of the student teaching experience. Prerequisite: Approval of Student Services office; completion of requirements for the respective specialty areas


SPED - 4940 INTERNSHIP/EXTERNSHIP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 8 hours] Provides advanced undergraduate students with supervised practicum experiences at off-campus site, including schools, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, work training sites and other community sites where persons with disabilities are served. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Education.


SPED - 4980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] An advanced course for undergraduate majors in special education or majors in related fields covering an important area of special education. Student may repeat this course under different section numbers. Prerequisite: permission of instructor


SPED - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY - SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] Individual study provides students with opportunities to work individually on issues under the direction of department of Special Education Services faculty. The student meets with instructor without formal classes. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Education


SPED - 5000/7000 ISSUES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours] Examination of causes and characteristics, identification procedures, and potential of learners who significantly deviate from the norm mentally, physically and behaviorally. Issues related to services for persons with disabilities will be studied.


SPED - 5120/7120 STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATION
[3 hours] In-depth study of personality, psychological and physical development, and educational needs of atypical children: including current research issues in areas of social, legal and environmental aspects of exceptional populations.


SPED - 5150/7150 ADVANCED PRACTICUM FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WHO ARE MODERATELY TO SEVERELY DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED
[4 hour] This course is taken with SPED 5160/7160 to apply strategies and techniques for teaching students with moderate to severe developmental delays in the applied setting. Forty hours of required field. Prerequisite: SPED 5120; SPED 5220 Corequisite: SPED 5160


SPED - 5160/7160 ADVANCED METHODOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE MODERATELY TO SEVERELY DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED
>[4 hours] This course focuses on a community-referenced functional curricula approach to teaching children and youths with moderate to severe delays. An indepth study of inclusionary activities, community-based instruction, social skills. Prerequisite: SPED 5120; SPED 5220


SPED - 5170/7170 ISSUES SURROUNDING ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES
[3 hours] In-depth study of issues faced by adults with severe and multiple disabilities and their families. Emphasis on supported employment, residential options, self-determination, recreation and quality of life issues. Field experience required. Prerequisite: SPED 5120; SPED 5160


SPED - 5180/7180 ADVANCED METHODOLOGY FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SEVERE AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES
[3 hours] An in-depth examination of appropriate curriculum models, instructional strategies and adaptations, and related behavior problems for students with severe and multiple disabilities. A transdiciplinary team approach is explored. Prerequisite: SPED 5120; SPED 5160; SPED 5220


SPED - 5220/7220 THEORY AND PRACTICE IN DIAGNOSTIC AND PRESCRIPTIVE TEACHING FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
[4 hours] A critical review of literature on development of visual, auditory and tactile learning modalities and their implications for social and academic learning. Focus on reading, mathematic and written expression skills. Prerequisite: SPED 5120/712 0 Corequisite: SPED 5230/7230


SPED - 5230/7230 ADVANCED FIELD PRACTICUM IN DIAGNOSTIC AND PRESCRIPTIVE TEACHING
[1 hour] Provides the laboratory to rehearse and refine the teaching skills presented in SPED 5/7220. Required of persons seeking initial special education certification. Forty field hours required. Taken concurrently with SPED 5220. Prerequisite: SPED 5120/7120 Corequisite: SPED 5/7220


SPED - 5250/7250 ISSUES AND RESEARCH IN CAREER AND VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
[3 hours] This course covers career and vocational education activities for youths with disabilities. Special emphasis placed on developing and implementing an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) and coordination with adult service providers. Prerequisite: SPED 5120


SPED - 5260/7260 FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours] Effective parent and professional partnerships will be explored. Interpersonal communication skills, legal issues, effective models for home-school communication, and differences in culture, values, and family expectations will be discussed. Prerequisite: SPED 5120/7120


SPED - 5310/7310 THEORY AND RESEARCH IN LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS
[4 hours] A study of the research on theoretical models and considerations about the causes and characteristics of learning and behavioral problems. Emphasis of course: (1) techniques of instruction and (2) the IEP process Prerequisite: SPED 5220/7220 Corequisite: SPED 5320/7320


SPED - 5320/7320 ADVANCED FIELD PRACTICUM FOR LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS
[1 hour] Provides opportunities for field experience to use and refine the strategies for persons with specific learning disabilities presented in SPED 5/7310. Forty field hours required. Taken concurrently with SPED 5310. Prerequisite: SPED 5220/7220, 5230/7230 Corequisite: SPED 5310/7310


SPED - 5330/7330 ADVANCED CHILD STUDY INSTITUTE: EBD
[1 hour] Provides quality educational settings to inservice teachers to practice effective behavioral and academic managing of children and youth experiencing continuous emotional stress and trauma. Prerequisite: SPED 5310/7310 or consent of instructor


SPED - 5340/7340 ADVANCED BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] This course provides training inservice teachers to become managers of intra-communication and interpersonal relationships in diverse special education settings. Nonviolent Crisis Prevention/Intervention (CPI) training required. Prerequisite: SPED 5220/7220; Permission of instructor Corequisite: SPED 5330/7330


SPED - 5510/7510 CURRICULUM AND TEACHING STRATEGIES: PHYSICAL AND OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS
[3 hours] Appropriate curriculum models, learning objectives and teaching strategies for students with physical or health impairing conditions are examined. Modification of materials, assessment options and alternatives response modes will be discussed. Prerequisite: SPED 5120/7120; Computer literacy


SPED - 5800/7800 PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL IMPLICATION OF VISION IMPAIRMENT
[3 hours] A study of the research on the anatomy and physiology of the eye, visual impairments and the practical implication for learning, working and independent living. Prerequisite: SPED 5120


SPED - 5810/7810 LOW VISION: THEORY & RESEARCH
[3 hours] An in-depth study of the field of low vision. Conditions, equipment and instruction will be reviewed and analyzed for their implication to the field of vision. Prerequisite: SPED 5120


SPED - 5870 EDUCATIONAL AND CURRICULUM ISSUES OF PERSONS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
[3 hours] This course focuses on the practical and philosophical pedagogy of teaching persons who are blind or visually impaired. Research on spectrum of learning environments is explored. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


SPED - 5880/7880 ADVANCED STUDY OF TECHNOLOGY AND INDEPENDENT DAILY LIVING FOR THE PERSONS WITH VISUAL

IMPAIRMENT
[3 hours] This course includes the research regarding technology, strategies and an analytical evaluation of the independent living of the blind and visually impaired. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


SPED - 5950/7950 WORKSHOP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] A workshop developed around topics of interest and concern for in-service teachers and other education personnel. Practical application of workshop topics will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Varies per course requirements


SPED - 5980/7980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] An advanced course for graduate students in special education or related fields. Topics are selected based on needs of the population. Student may repeat this course under different section numbers. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


SPED - 5990/7990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] Individual study provides graduate students with opportunities to work individually on professional problems with faculty of the Depart of Special Education Services. Individual meetings with sponsoring faculty are held.


SPED - 6070/8070 CURRICULUM MODELS AND INTERVENTION STRATEGIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours] Atypical infant, toddler and early childhood development will be examined. Specialized intervention techniques, their research and practice base, and appropriate curriculum models will be explored. 20 clock hour practicum required. Prerequisite: SPED 5120/7120; SPED 5000/7000


SPED - 6080/8080 CLINICAL AND EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
[3 hours] An in-depth study of instruments used by school psychologists and classroom teachers to access and evaluate students. The diagnostic uses and the understanding of the results will be the focus. Prerequisite: SPED 5220; Permission of instructor


SPED - 6350/8350 EDUCATIONAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL IMPLICATIONS IN SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES
[3 hours] Students will examine current trends in research and program development in Specific Learning Disabilities. The focus will be on learning and study skills: their implication in the development of learning. Prerequisite: SPED 5310/7310 or equivalent


SPED - 6360/8360 CLINICAL PRACTICUM: LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES
[1 hour] Provides advanced graduate student with supervised practice in developing and implementing strategies and study skills for persons with learning problems. Required l5 hours instructional practice and weekly meetings with supervisors. Prerequisite: SPED 6350/8350 Corequisite: SPED 6350/8350


SPED - 6410/8410 THEORY AND RESEARCH: EMOTIONAL BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS
[3 hours] This course provides in-depth readings on problems of emotionally and behaviorally disturbed/disordered children and youth. Intense study on two levels: (1) theoretical considerations and (2) treatments pertinent to diverse educational settings. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Corequisite: SPED 6420/8420, 6430/8430


SPED - 6420/8420 PUBLIC SCHOOL EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR DISORDERS
[1 hour] This course provides supervised practice in classroom participation with students identified as Emotionally Behaviorally Disturbed/Disordered. Public School settings include: self-contained, resource, transition, mainstreamed, and consultative-collaborative teaching roles. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Corequisite: SPED 6410, 6430


SPED - 6430/8430 ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL SETTING: EBD
[1 hour] This course provides supervised practice in classroom participation with students identified as Emotionally Behaviorally Disturbed/Disordered. The Alternative School settingincludes: self-contained, transition-mainstreamed, and consultative-collaborative teaching roles. Prerequisite: SPED 6340/8340 Corequisite: SPED 6420/8420, 6410/8410


SPED - 6440/8440 TEACHING CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR DISORDERS
[3 hours] This course provides evaluation and application techniques of research based methodologies for teaching students with emotional behavioral Disorders/disturbances. Psycho-social educational best practices within the least restrictive environment are presented. Prerequisite: SPED 6410 or Permission of instructor Corequisite: SPED 6450, 6460


SPED - 6450/8450 ADJUDICATED-LOCKED SETTING: EBD
[1 hour] This course provides supervised practice in classroom with children and youth identified as Emotionally Behaviorally Disturbed/Disordered. The Adjudicated-Locked setting includes: self-contained, remedial plus consultative-collaborative teaching roles. Prerequisite: SPED 6420/8420, 6430/8430 Corequisite: SPED 6440/8440, 6460/8460


SPED - 6460/8460 HOSPITAL SETTING: EBD
[1 hour] This course provides supervised practice teaching children and youth identified as Emotionally Behaviorally Disturbed/Disordered. Hospital setting include: self-contained, individualized and group tutoring, and consultative-collaborative teaching roles. Prerequisite: SPED 6420/8420, 6430/8430 Corequisite: SPED 6440,/8440 6450/8450


SPED - 6470/8470 THEORY AND RESEARCH: AUTISM
[3 hours] This course provides in-depth readings in the field of autism. The course includes intense study on two levels: (1) theoretical considerations and (2) treatment approaches pertinent to populations with autism. Prerequisite: SPED 6460/8460 or permission of instructor


SPED - 6480/8480 TEACH YOUTH/CHILD WITH AUTISM
[3 hours] This course provides research based methodologies for understanding and teaching children and youth with autism. Psycho-Social Educational best practices within the least restrictive environment are presented. Prerequisite: SPED 6470/8470 or permission of instructor


SPED - 6530/8530 NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS: BRAIN INJURY AND DEMENTIA
[2 hours] Course in cognitive and linguistics deficits due to trauma and disease to central nervous system. Course focuses on identification and intervention in communication disorders as the result of acquired brain injury/disease. Traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere damage, and dementia are addressed.


SPED-6570/8570 DYSPHAGIA AND ORPHARYNGEAL DISORDERS*
[2 hours] Evaluation and intervention procedures for individuals with communication problems related to structural impairments of the oral cavity and pharynx. *pending final approval


SPED 6580/8580 AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION *
[2 hours] The study and application of assistive communication technology for persons who are nonspeaking. The course includes characteristics of ACC consumers, design features of augmentative communication devices, assessment strategies to choose a system, and intervention strategies to facilitate use of the ACC system. *pending final approval


SPED - 6590/8590 AUDIOLOGICAL PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
[2 hours] Provides the advanced student with supervised practicum hours in the screening impedance, and pure tone threshold testing for audiological diagnosis. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


SPED - 6600/8600 ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
[2 hours] Provides students with supervised therapeutic experiences with specific speech and language disorders. Students should have completed or be currently enrolled in graduate level communication disorders course addressing the specific practicum disorder selected. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor


SPED - 6610/8610 DIAGNOSTIC PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
[2 hours] Provides a minimum of 30 hours supervised diagnostic practicum with a variety of communicatively disordered cases. Prerequisite: SPED 6650/8650 or equivalent Corequisite: SPED 6650/8650


SPED - 6620/8620 LANGUAGE DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
[4 hours] Theories of language disorders in childhood and adolescence will be discussed including categorical and "functional" descriptions. Application of assessment and intervention strategies will be described and discussed.


SPED - 6630/8630 NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS: APHASIA
[3 hours] Advanced course in cognitive and linguistic deficits due to neurological alterations. Assessment and remediation of aphasia including alterations in cognitive and language processing and production.


SPED - 6640/8640 PHONOLOGICAL AND ARTICULATORY DISORDERS
[3 hours] Advanced study of phonological and articulatory disorders including developmental apraxia. Focus on phonological differences in multi-cultural society with emphasis on assessment of disorders and current advances in remediation.


SPED - 6650/8650 DIAGNOSIS OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS
[3 hours] Detailed analysis of formal and informal instruments and procedures designed to evaluate speech and language disorders. Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in speech-pathology; Permission of instructor


SPED - 6660/8660 ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION OF FLUENCY DISORDERS
[3 hours] An advanced course to develop skills in the assessment and remediation of fluency disorders with special emphasis on current trends in stuttering therapy. Prerequisite: 45 hours in Speech Pathology; Permission of Instructor


SPED - 6670/8670 VOICE DISORDERS
[3 hours] Advanced course in the evaluation and remediation of voice disorders. Major voice disorders in children and adults are emphasized. Prerequisite: SPED 3610; COMM 4410


SPED - 6680/8680 MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS
[3 hours] Adult apraxia and dysarthrias will be identified and discussed in relation to neurological organization, disorders, and speech characteristics. Assessment and intervention strategies will be discussed.


SPED - 6720/8720 ADVANCED LANGUAGE AND SPEECH FOR PERSONS WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
[3 hours] Clinical evaluation model in descriptive linguistics and interaction in the use of a process approach to developing language with children with hearing impairments. Includes relation of hearing impairment to language development. Prerequisite: Competence in ASL


SPED - 6730/8730 SYNTHESIS OF PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATING CHILDREN WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
[3 hours] Historical, Philosophical, psychological and social aspects of educating the hearing impaired. Factors affecting successful public school instruction is covered. Prerequisite: SPED 6720/8720


SPED - 6740/8740 CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT ISSUES OF THE EDUCATION OF PERSONS WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
[3 hours] Principles of educational assessment and curriculum development for students with hearing impairment. Assessment and curriculum issues will be discussed as they relate to current research trends in hearing impairment. Prerequisite: SPED 6730/8730


SPED - 6900/8900 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] Independent Research provides opportunities to work on individual research under the direction of faculty. The student meets with the instructor at intervals and conducts research without formal class meeting. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate school


SPED - 6920 MASTER'S RESEARCH PROJECT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] The master's project is an individually designed product which meets the final activity requirement for completion of the masters degree. Prerequisite: Admission to Master's Program; SPED 6930


SPED - 6930/8930 SEMINARS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] Seminars will consider problems and provide advanced study in the field of Special Education. A student may register for more than one seminar during a graduate program. Prerequisite: Admission to degree program


SPED - 6940/8940 INTERNSHIP/EXTERNSHIP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 8 hours] Provides the advanced graduate student with supervised practicum experiences at an off-campus site; including schools, hospitals, agencies, rehabilitation clinics, work training sites and other community sites where persons with disabilities are served. Prerequisite: Speech and Language: Completion of all course work; Special Education: Permission of instructor


SPED - 6960 MASTER RESEARCH THESIS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] The master's thesis is an individually designed research study which meets the final activity requirement for completion of the master's degree. Prerequisite: Admission to Master's Program; SPED 6930


SPED - 6990/8990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours] Individual study provides advanced graduate students opportunities to work individually on professional problems with faculty of the Department of Special Education Services. Individual meetings with sponsoring faculty are held. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate degree program


SPED - 8960 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION IN CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
[1 - 12 hours] The doctoral dissertation is an original scholarly product required of all students completing the doctoral degree in Special Education Services. Prerequisite: Completion of Doctoral Program Requirements

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