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.
Participants may select credit or clock hours for this course. Clock hours is available under CEU 3141.