Principles of cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, as they apply to the exceptional learner, are examined in this course. Current research is reviewed as it relates to:
- individual differences
- learning processes
- theories and problems of learning
- the impacts of motivation and intelligence on the learner
Fundamentals of physical, motor, social, and emotional development at critical stages are also examined.
- Identify the brain’s role in learning and memory.
- Describe what attention disorders are, what causes them, and how they are treated.
- Understand what executive functioning is and how it can impact classroom performance.
- Describe and discuss the concepts of self-monitoring, inhibition, and emotional self-regulation, as it relates to learning and executive functioning.
- Describe and discuss motivation and reinforcement to increase desired behaviors and learning.
- Recognize a variety of learning disabilities based on symptoms and patterns of learning, including language, reading, math, and writing disabilities.
- Understand a variety of social, behavioral, and emotional disorders including, autism, oppositional disorders, and anxiety disorders.
- Discuss common misconceptions associated with learning disabilities and refute them with factual evidence.
- Develop treatment plans for each student’s unique profile, including recommendations for classroom accommodations and modifications.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Educational Therapy : Required