Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
The Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist K-12 licensure program prepares teachers for K-12 intervention specialist classrooms.
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This course explores the characteristics, prevalence, and definitions of mild to moderate disabilities including those individuals with learning disabilities, dyslexia, cognitive, behavioral and emotional, and speech and language disabilities as well as those who are on the Autism Spectrum. Historical and legal issues regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are addressed as well as current issues and trends in the field.
This course will focus on the administration and interpretation of formal and informal assessment instruments for students with mild/moderate exceptional learning needs. Additionally, it will prepare students with the knowledge of measurement principles and practices to interpret assessment results and guide educational decisions for individuals with exceptionalities. Particular emphasis is placed upon evaluation in order to plan appropriate instruction as well as to determine eligibility for special education.
Furthermore, students will be prepared to write Individualized Education Plans (IEP) as well as engage in progress monitoring for Response to Intervention (RTI).
This course looks at Applied Behavior Analysis and prepares students to administer a functional behavior assessment as well as develop behavior support plans. Positive Behavior Supports and Intervention (PBIS) is examined with a focus on using evidence-based behavioral interventions at the school, classroom and small group, and individual level that enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.