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SPED 413. Mathematics Instruction for Students with Special Needs

Credits: 3
Department: Special Education
Description: Evaluation, prescription, and management of mathematics instruction for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Skills and competencies for adapting and modifying instructional materials.
Prerequisites: SPED 200 or ED 200 or CFS 200, and SPED 203
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: This course is part of the STEM Minor. It may be an elective for Majors in Elementary Education, Special Education and-or Child and Family Studies

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Evaluate, select, develop, and adopt curriculum materials and technology appropriate for individuals with disabilities
2. Use appropriate instructional strategies to teach math skills and concepts according to the characteristics of the learner and patterns of error
3. Modify pace of instruction and use organization cues
4. Integrate appropriate teaching strategies and instructional approaches to provide effective instruction in academic and nonacademic areas for individuals with disabilities
5. Utilize research-supported instructional strategies and practices, including the functional embedded skills approach, community-based instruction, task analysis, multisensory, and concrete/manipulative techniques
6. Use strategies for facilitating the maintenance and generalization of skills across learning environments
7. Structure the educational environment to provide optimal learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities
8. Design learning environments that are multisensory and that facilitate active participation, self-advocacy, and independence of individuals with disabilities in a variety of group and individual learning activities
9. Use appropriate math methods and instructional strategies including articulation, practice, immediate feedback, and review, for individuals who have learning disabilities and who show patterns of error

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