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EDSP 401 Teaching People with Severe and Profound Disabilities
Prerequisite: EDSP 302
Course addresses the assessment, placement, instruction, and behavior support of people with severe and profound disabilities. Normalization, deinstitutionalization, and inclusion are discussed as well as strategies for systematic instruction, partial participation, and social skills instruction. Issues of collaborative teaming, working with paraprofessionals, and the impact of children with severe disabilities on families are discussed. Visits to services and programs for people with high support needs are required. Basis for course competencies is the CEC Common Core of Knowledge and Skills Essential for All Beginning Education Teachers (1992).