What is the need for special education?

What is the need for special education?

Education Course

SPED/530: Introduction To Learners With Special Needs

The Need for Special Education & Common Characteristics Support Chart

Assignment Content

As part of your professional development, your principal has asked you to further develop your knowledge of exceptional learners and their characteristics, as well as how to best support these students in the classroom.
Refer to the information you gathered in the Collaborative Discussion Activity: Who Are Exceptional Learners?

 Complete Parts 1 and 2 below.

Part 1
 Reflect on the readings and discussions from Week 1.

 Create a 1-page visual or infographic that addresses the following questions:

What is the need for special education?

How are the needs of exceptional learners different from the needs of non-exceptional learners?

How does your school support best practices for students within special education and those struggling students being supported through your referral processes?

How are skills necessary for personal and academic success in school, as well as adulthood, developed?

Include APA-formatted in-text citations and a list of references.

Part 2 
Complete the Common Characteristics and Supports Chart. (1st Attachment)

You will…

Differentiate among types of specific learning disabilities, effective interventions, and strategies supporting student success.

Describe the following aspects of ADHD: prevalence, types, learner characteristics, impact on student learning, and social/emotional development in school and transition to adulthood.

Identify characteristics of behavioral and emotional disorders, and strategies proven effective for strengthening academic and personal skills necessary for individual growth and progress.

Analyze giftedness, twice exceptionality, and the impact of learner characteristics on academic, emotional, and social supports.

… In the chart.

Include APA-formatted in-text citations and a list of references.

Read and use the following articles and links synthesize to base the answers on:

“From Frazzled to Focused: Supporting Students With Executive Function Deficits”
“The Neurobiology of Dyslexia”
“ADHD Remission, Inclusive Special Education, and Socioeconomic Disparities”
“Supporting Students With Emotional or Behavioral Disorders: State of the Field”
“Classroom Management With Exceptional Learners”
“Learners Who Are Exceptional”


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