BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-202 - Child Dev.IV : Exceptional Children - 3.00 Credits

AECE-202 - Child Dev.IV : Exceptional Children - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will study normal development of children from conception and compare that with developmental disabilities. There will be an emphasis on applying terminology and identifying children with exceptionalities. This course will also examine various interventions used by professionals to guide development of exceptional children.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : AECE Certificate or equivalent.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50%, Mid Term Exam 20%, Final Exam 30% Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    1. discuss the historical perspectives and approaches to rearing of exceptional Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children;

    2. identify typical and atypical development with respect to social/emotional, physical, cognitive, language and cultural/spiritual development;

    3. recognize atypical development from conception to birth by:

  • describing chromosomal and other heredity disorders;

  • describing growth before birth, birth defects, diagnosis and fetal therapy;

  • describing the birth process;

  • 4. compare premature and small for dates infants;

    5. list factors that affect the developing child;

    6. describe developmental disabilities with regards to causes, characterization, treatments and therapies;

    7. outline the importance of early intervention; and

    8. evaluate assessments, Individual Education Plans, rehabilitation data collection and evaluation.

    9. identify family systems, child care systems, community social service systems and educational systems with regards to:

  • defining structure, function, subsystems, and boundries;

  • describing the effect of change within systems;

  • analyzing the impact of power and power imbalances within systems;

  • explaining the nature of open and closed systems;

  • 10. conduct an observation and evaluation on a child by:
  • observing the child in an unbiased and non-judgemental way;

  • documenting the observation;

  • planning appropriate programs and interventions;

  • implementing the plans with the program, parents, and support services; and

  • evaluating the effectiveness of the plan and implementing changes or adaptations.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Batshaw, M L. (current edition). Children with disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Brooks Publishing Co.

  • Howard, V. F., Williams, B. F and Lepper C. (current edition). Very young children with special needs: A formative approach for today‚Äôs child. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Pearson/Prentice Hall.

  • Accardo, P. J., Whitman, B. Y. and Behr, S. K. (current edition). Dictionary of developmental disabilities terminology. Baltimore, MD: Brooks Publishing Co.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved Jan 2008.