Special Education License: Intense Intervention Graduate
SED 5450 Policy & Practice in Intense InterventionCredit Hours: 3
This course provides an in-depth study of the cognitive, social, communication, and learning characteristics and development of students with intense or complex support needs. These exceptionalities include moderate and severe cognitive disabilities, severe emotional disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, autism, and traumatic brain injury. Academic, communication and functional needs as related to disabilities are explored. Etiology, definitions, and diagnostic criteria as well as federally mandated eligibility requirements are explored. Discussion focuses on implications for instruction, intervention, and related services for individuals with significant disabilities. These implications are studied through significant historical, social, political, cultural and legal perspectives. Also includes application of professional and ethical practice within the field of special education.
SED 5460 Assessment, Instruction, and Intervention Supports for Significant DisabilitiesCredit Hours: 3
This course will employ an evidence-based approach to assessment, instruction, and intervention for students with significant disabilities. Students will learn to move from research to practice by developing a broad and comprehensive understanding of formal and informal assessments and interpretation of assessment data with an emphasis on formative assessment and progress monitoring. Application of knowledge and understanding will be expected through individualized program planning and implementation of effective instruction that aligns to alternate academic standards and meets the unique needs of individuals with significant disabilities. Instruction and intervention development with a focus on language and communication needs is an overarching theme in this course. Prerequisite SED 5410.
SED 5470 Seminar in Intense Intervention: Communication, Behavior, and HealthCredit Hours: 3
Designed as an exploration of key components in meeting the complex needs of individuals. Students learn and apply principles of positive behavior interventions and supports, understand the implications of health issues related to significant disabilities, and learn to use augmentative and assistive technology to meet communication needs.
Prerequisite SED 5410.
SED 5480 Collaboration and Transition Across the LifespanCredit Hours: 3
A study of the transition needs for individuals with significant disabilities and the collaborative strategies necessary to meet those needs as they occur across the life span. This course teaches students how to assess and support the transition needs of students and their families through the federally mandated transition planning process. Students apply these skills through case study, writing a transition plan, and developing curriculum that focuses on postsecondary outcomes. Topics of interagency collaboration, curriculum development, cultural competency, and community-based instruction are explored. Prerequisite SED 5410.
SED 5490 Clinical Practice in Significant DisabilitiesCredit Hours: 3
Field-based experience in a school setting that requires intense intervention and supports. Practicum is under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite SED 5420, SED 5430, SED 5440.
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