Evidence-Based Methods for Teaching Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings (3) Evidence-based methods for designing, delivering, and adapting instruction for students with disabilites in inclusive secondary education settings.
SPLED 403B Evidence-Based Methods for Teaching Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings (3)
This course is delivered via a model of blended instruction and addresses aspects of designing, delivering, and adapting instruction for students across the range of disability (i.e., mild, moderate, and severe) in secondary inclusive settings. Content on relevant learner characteristics of special needs students is found throughout the course. About half the course covers content on: designing direct and explicit instruction; self-regulated learning; assistive technology; adaptations and accommodation for learners with several disabilities; and the hierarchy of taxonomical units relative to instructional design. The remaining half of the course covers content relevant to a variety of procedures and approaches to help students with special education needs gain meaningful access to secondary curriculum content without watering it down or ignoring the instructional needs of students without disabilities. Broadly this content includes ways of planning and delivering instruction to help all students, including those with learning problems, understand and retain critical course content. Topics include using graphic organizers, options for presenting content, mnemonics; task specific learning strategies; cooperative groups and peer focused interventions; study guides and guided notes; advance organizers; text structures for narrative and expository text; single and multiple-approaches for reading comprehension; writing mechanics, prompts, and rubrics; narrative, informative, and persuasive writing; problem solving (including Polya's model); analogies; elaborative interrogation; and practice for problem solving.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.