BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-252 - Health & Safety for Exceptional Children - 2.00 Credits

AECE-252 - Health & Safety for Exceptional Children - 2.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will learn the requirements necessary to ensure that environments with exceptional children are healthy and safe. The students will develop appropriate nutritious menus as a key component of this course. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal nutrition dietary requirements will be discussed.
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. describe methods of dealing with health, safety, and nutrition concerns;
    2. demonstrate knowledge of illness and injury prevention strategies;
    3. write policies and procedures to ensure health and safe environments;
    4. write evaluations of policies and procedures to ensure healthy and safe environments;
    5. write policies about meal planning, food preparation, and serving of meals and snacks;
    6. describe communication skills required to monitor illness, and health for children with special needs;
    7. write safety practices for caregivers including issues around child protection and court orders;
    8. design policies to report and manage illnesses and injuries focusing on prevention;
    9. discuss immunization needs;
    10. categorize the rights and responsibilities of inclusive settings and children by understanding how high-quality inclusive services, protection from abuse, neglect and exploitation, and the right to participate in decisions effect children;
    11. discuss the governmental mandates, jurisdictions, current licensing and registration regulations, and organizational structure and procedures for provincial and local Community Care Facilities licensing as regards to inclusive environments;
    12. describe the current Child, Family and Community Services Act in regards to reporting neglect, and abuse and the freedom of information and privacy regulations;
    13. outline the availability of support available for successful inclusion of each child by:
  • developing philosophies, policies and

  • procedures that are inclusive;

  • creating a positive, safe environment inclusive of family and children;
  • developing, implementing and maintaining a collaborative individual plan for children with families and service providers;

  • developing strategies for informing parents about inclusion and the benefits of inclusion;

  • developing networking opportunities for families and maintaining on-going communication with other service providers;

  • describe the use of specialized equipment, adaptations and materials needed to support an inclusive environment; and

  • 14. construct a knowledge and policies about child protection responsibilities as outlined in legislation, regulations, protocols and court orders in reference to inclusive environments.
    Text and Materials:
  • Raver-Lampman, S. (current edition). Intervention strategies for infants and preschoolers with special needs: A team approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

  • Bailey, D. B., Wolery, M. (current edition). Teaching infants and preschoolers with disabilities. Toronto, ON: Maxwell MacMillan Canada.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved Jan 2008.