2019-2020 Catalog

ESP 423 Curriculum Modifications and Adaptation

This course provides educators with the pedagogical foundations, strategies, and understanding to successfully modify and provide curriculum adaptations within the learning environment for the special needs of exceptional students. Course work and class activities includes topics on classroom arrangements, adaptive equipment, grouping, scheduling, homework materials selection, classroom management accommodations, effective delivery, and adaptation of subject content, as well as ways to foster student social competence and self-determination. In addition, participants investigate various instructional methods and strategies considered effective with specific areas of exceptionality, including: mental retardation, learning disabilities, behavior and emotional disorders, communication disorders, hearing impaired, visually impaired, physically disabled, health impaired, and gifted and talented.