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Introduction to Exceptional Child

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An introductory study of children with exceptional needs for the prospective special educator. Students examine the field of special education for an overview of relevant issues. At the completion of this course, students are able to relate significant historical and legal issues, and discuss causes and remediation of handicapping conditions. Emphasis is placed on the four primary areas of exceptional need: mild/moderate learning disabilities, mental handicaps, behavioral/emotional disabilities, and orthopedic handicaps. The student also participates in a field-based observation project. Prerequisite: Co-enrollment in Education 211, or permission.