Course Description

In the education system there are students identified as having severe disabilities otherwise known as low incidence. Severe Disabilities as identified by the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA 2004) fall under the following categories: hearing impairments, visual impairments, deaf/blindness, intellectual disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, autism, traumatic brain injury and multiple disabilities. This course will examine the characteristics of individuals identified with severe disabilities, their unique educational and service delivery needs, family and community issues, theoretical approaches, as well as instructional strategies, application and supports.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Severe Disabilities
M, T, W, Th
8:30AM to 5:00PM
Aug 01, 2022 to Aug 04, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook
Brown, F., McDonnell, J., & Snell, M. (2016). Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities. (Eighth ed.) Boston: Pearson.
Section Notes

Note: Candidates must have internet access and be available for on-camera, live online collaboration for the full course: Monday-Thursday, 8:30-5:00

The registration deadline is July 28, 2022 by the end of the day

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted Online through SPU prior to the first day of class will receive a 100% refund of SPU Tuition. No refunds will be given once the course has begun, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the final session. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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