Oct 23, 2020  
Catalog/Handbook 2017-18 
Catalog/Handbook 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EEC 2271 - Introduction to Working with Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families

3 hours Lecture, 3 credits
Lower-Division College Credit
AA Elective: Yes
This course introduces young children (birth through five years of age) with special needs within the context of their families, including observation techniques for identification and referral. The content includes possible causes for developmental delays, disabilities, and established conditions; a historical overview of federal laws; biases and attitudes of children with disabilities; the importance of early identification; and the critical periods of development for children. The curriculum also includes general information about specific disabling conditions such as sensory impairments, health problems, chronic illnesses, and learning disabilities, as well as physical, cognitive, communicative, behavioral, and neurological disorders.

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