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SPED 524 - Curriculum Development for Learners with Severe Disabilities I

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: SPED 510 with a minimum grade of “B” or consent of the graduate program coordinator
This course will focus on best policy and practice for students with severe disabilities. It will focus on legal protocols for process in special education, implementation of PCP strategies, IEP development, and strategies for collaboration including applying integrated-related service models for therapeutic services. Curricula decisions for balancing academic and non-academic content areas for students with severe disabilities from ages 3-22 is emphasized. Systemic transitions from early intervention to special education, and from special education to adult life, with an emphasis on self-determination skills, is a consistent theme throughout this course. Significant field-based assignments are required.