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Make a difference in the lives of students who need your help. Children with special educational needs require additional services and support in order to thrive in the classroom and grow as students and individuals. 

Our special needs education class is designed to give you the tools and knowledge to succeed as a special education teacher.

What you will learn in this course:

  • Different forms and effects of SEN (special educational needs) on students
  • How to identify and test for SEN
  • Creating an intervention plan and monitoring a student’s response
  • How to support students with language and literacy special needs
  • Approaches to early childhood and adolescent SEN
  • Planning and instruction for students with mild, moderate and severe disabilities

Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Module 1: Overview
  • What are Special Educational Needs?
  • Different Forms of SEN
  • Effects of SEN on Learners
  • General Support Systems for SEN
Module 2: Identification And Intervention
  • Observation
  • Testing for SEN
  • Analyzing Results
  • Creating an Intervention Plan
  • Monitoring Student’s Response to Intervention
Module 3: Language And Literacy
  • Language Acquisition Issues
  • Language Acquisition Intervention
  • Literacy for Students with Special Needs
  • Literacy Skill Building
  • Interaction Between Reading and Writing
Module 4: Early Childhood Special Educational Needs
  • Principles
  • Understanding Diverse Needs
  • Models of Intervention
  • Curriculum Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Progress
Module 5: Middle Child And Adolescent Special Educational Needs
  • Meeting Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Needs
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Collaboration
  • Improving Skills
  • Basic Differentiation
Module 6: Students With Mild And Moderate Disabilities
  • Common Disabilities
  • Identification of Needs
  • Planning and Instruction
  • Learning in Different Subject Areas
  • Assessment of Teaching
Module 7: Students With Severe Disabilities
  • Potential Disabilities
  • Identification of Needs
  • Planning and Instruction
  • Learning in Different Subject Areas
  • Assessment of Teaching
Module 8: Family Involvement
  • Importance of Family Involvement
  • Facilitating Family Involvement
  • Special Education at Home
  • Suggestions for Improving Family Involvement
Module 9: Sen And The Law
  • SEN Code of Practice
  • Tribunals
  • SEN in Schools
  • EHC Plans
  • Discrimination
  • Advice and Support
Module 10: Case Studies
  • Case Study Examples (3)
  • Making Observations
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Proposing Interventions

Career

Who is this course for?

  • All educators and school staff who want to provide an inclusive learning environment
  • Parents or caregivers of children with special needs
  • Anyone interested in working or volunteering with SEN students

    Career path

    • Start your journey towards becoming an SEN teacher
    • Assist special needs children in the classroom, daycare or during extracurricular activities
    • Become an advocate for the special needs community by going on to become a social worker, therapist or counselor

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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      About

      Make a difference in the lives of students who need your help. Children with special educational needs require additional services and support in order to thrive in the classroom and grow as students and individuals. 

      Our special needs education class is designed to give you the tools and knowledge to succeed as a special education teacher.

      What you will learn in this course:

      • Different forms and effects of SEN (special educational needs) on students
      • How to identify and test for SEN
      • Creating an intervention plan and monitoring a student’s response
      • How to support students with language and literacy special needs
      • Approaches to early childhood and adolescent SEN
      • Planning and instruction for students with mild, moderate and severe disabilities

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: Overview
      • What are Special Educational Needs?
      • Different Forms of SEN
      • Effects of SEN on Learners
      • General Support Systems for SEN
      Module 2: Identification And Intervention
      • Observation
      • Testing for SEN
      • Analyzing Results
      • Creating an Intervention Plan
      • Monitoring Student’s Response to Intervention
      Module 3: Language And Literacy
      • Language Acquisition Issues
      • Language Acquisition Intervention
      • Literacy for Students with Special Needs
      • Literacy Skill Building
      • Interaction Between Reading and Writing
      Module 4: Early Childhood Special Educational Needs
      • Principles
      • Understanding Diverse Needs
      • Models of Intervention
      • Curriculum Development
      • Monitoring and Evaluating Progress
      Module 5: Middle Child And Adolescent Special Educational Needs
      • Meeting Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Needs
      • Teaching Strategies
      • Collaboration
      • Improving Skills
      • Basic Differentiation
      Module 6: Students With Mild And Moderate Disabilities
      • Common Disabilities
      • Identification of Needs
      • Planning and Instruction
      • Learning in Different Subject Areas
      • Assessment of Teaching
      Module 7: Students With Severe Disabilities
      • Potential Disabilities
      • Identification of Needs
      • Planning and Instruction
      • Learning in Different Subject Areas
      • Assessment of Teaching
      Module 8: Family Involvement
      • Importance of Family Involvement
      • Facilitating Family Involvement
      • Special Education at Home
      • Suggestions for Improving Family Involvement
      Module 9: Sen And The Law
      • SEN Code of Practice
      • Tribunals
      • SEN in Schools
      • EHC Plans
      • Discrimination
      • Advice and Support
      Module 10: Case Studies
      • Case Study Examples (3)
      • Making Observations
      • Drawing Conclusions
      • Proposing Interventions

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      • All educators and school staff who want to provide an inclusive learning environment
      • Parents or caregivers of children with special needs
      • Anyone interested in working or volunteering with SEN students

        Career path

        • Start your journey towards becoming an SEN teacher
        • Assist special needs children in the classroom, daycare or during extracurricular activities
        • Become an advocate for the special needs community by going on to become a social worker, therapist or counselor

          Certification

          You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

          Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

          All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

          20443 Students

          Guarantee

          Accredited

          Accredited