A study of the characteristics and needs of persons with disabilities with a focus on P-12 students who have severe disabilities. Topics include etiology, definition, typical versus exceptional child development, identification, age- and level-related characteristics, associated conditions, family/community issues, service needs and options, and resources. "Best" teaching practices for these learners will be examined. Students must earn a grade of "B" or better in SPED 3700 or department approved alternative to meet the special education requirement of Georgia House Bill No. 671 and be recommended for educator certification in Georgia. The grade requirement of "B" or better is effective July 1, 2019, for courses completed on or after that date.
Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00