SPE 709 - Methods of Teaching Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. This online course is one of six courses offered to provide prospective teachers of children and youth with visual impairments (including those with multiple disabilities) competency-based training for work with this population in K-12 schools. Provides students with the pedagogical preparation to effectively teach Braille reading and writing, organize activities to promote literacy development, utilize assistive technology (including voice output and other computer based applications), teach compensatory skills and strategies for mathematics, development of listening skills, as well as other instructional adaptations for the curricular areas of language arts, science, and social studies. In addition, the course focuses on the teaching of social skills needed for success in education and employment. Participants will demonstrate the ability to assess, adapt, evaluate and teach academic subjects and specialized curricula for students with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities. Note: midterm and final examinations will be proctored. 3(3-0) S
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