A study of the characteristics and needs of persons with severe 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.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00