EC2083 Children with Exceptionalities
This course provides students with comprehensive introduction to children and youth who display various categories of exceptionality. Learners will be encouraged to view exceptionality from a biopsychosocial perspective and view interventions from a social systems theory perspective. This course is designed for a students who are studying exceptionalities for the first time. It is expected that such students require knowledge of the philosophies, practices, legislation and policies that determine the care, education, and support of children and youth with special needs. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of the conceptual issues, research findings, evidence based practices relevant to children and youth with exceptionalities. This course emphasizes the concept of inclusion on a continuum and challenges students to critically analyze philosophies and practices in order to emphasize a child-first approach.