Course: SPED 545. Support Strategies for Learners with Physical and Multiple Disabilities (3)
Prerequisites: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program or the Dual Preliminary Single Subject/Education Specialist in Mild/Moderate and Extensive Support Needs. Prerequisites for Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program: SPED 400 or SPED 541B. Prerequisites for Dual Preliminary Single Subject/Education Specialist in Mild/Moderate and Extensive Support Needs: EPC 420. This course includes a study of common physical impairments and their impact on development and learning. Topics include (a) assessment and intervention strategies; (b) transdisciplinary approach to service delivery, including collaboration with families, general education teachers, and related service staff; (c) techniques on physical positioning, lifting, and carrying procedures; (d) infusion of high and low technology to facilitate access, and (e) strategies to adapt and accommodate school-age children and youth grades K-12 having physical and multiple disabilities. Issues related to healthcare will also be addressed.