Course: SPED 673. Principles of Educational Therapy for Individuals with Exceptional Needs (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to Educational Therapy programs, SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 501MM and SPED 503MME. This beginning course in the Educational Therapy program provides an in-depth study of the educational therapist’s professional role and ethical responsibilities. Services of the educational therapist are compared to those of other professionals, and the interface between educational therapy and allied professions is reviewed. Responsibilities of the educational therapist, which include gathering contextual information, providing formal and informal assessments, synthesizing information, developing goals, case-management, making referrals, collaborating with allied professionals, assessing progress and self reflection are examined. A model of educational therapy is developed.