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Exceptional Children WK 1

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Exceptional Children WK 1 PSY 3342

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Hey guys! So here are the notes I've taken so far. I usually like to read the chapter first before I come to class. My book notes are in black, and lecture notes are in red. If you have any ...
Exceptional Children
John Barfoot
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Date Created: 08/23/16
Exceptional Children Chapter 1- notes  Classrooms are made up of diverse learners – gen ed classrooms o Expecting homogeneity isn't exactly correct  Person first language is essential - "a child with autism" rather than "an autistic child"  Definitions and Terminology o Exceptional Children – individuals who differ from normal societal/community standards - used both in general and special education; inclusive term  Attitudes are powerful – can be impacted by our expectations  When we have expectations for students with disabilities that are reduced  Not allowing them to do things they may be able to because you think you understand the disability can quickly turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy  They incorporate it into their self concept.  ASSUME COMPETENCE  Physical , sensory, cognitive, behavioral characteristics  Doesn't mean they cant participate in general education (gen. Ed.) classes – some things may need to be altered.  Doesn't mean they automatically need special education. - when a disability impacts their education performance and wellbeing to a point where the gen. Ed approach isn't appropriate.  Relative to the context – cultural, social  Exceptionality is determined when compared to a set of norms o Who are exceptional children? - may be one or more of the subgroups  Mental characteristics  Sensory abilities  Communication abilities  Behavior and emotional development  Physical characteristics  Differences must occur to an extent that the child needs a modification of school practices or special services to develop unique capabilities o Disability - Inability or incapacity to complete a task or activity in a normal fashion  Limitation brought on by a loss or reduction of functioning o Handicap – the impact or consequence of a disability  The difficulties that disabilities cause  Suffer discrimination frequently  VERY important for professionals to separate the disability from the handicap  ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS see the child, not the handicap. o Handicapism – the differential treatment that individuals with disabilities face o Developmentally delayed – defined by states to describe children age 3-9 who perform significantly below developmental norms. o "at risk" - not yet identified as having a disability, but has a high probability of manifesting a disability based on certain harmful conditions  Conditions – low birth weight, exposure to toxins, child abuse/neglect, oxygen deprivation, extreme poverty, genetic disorders o Special Education – customized instructional program designed to meet the needs of the child  Should be provided in the most normal and natural environment appropriate for the student  Related serviced – assist a student with exceptionalities in deriving benefit from SE o More similarities with these children and "normal" children than there are differences  Categories and Labels o Category – label assigned to individuals who share common characteristics  13 of disability - Recognized by IDEA  Autism  Deaf-blindness  Devel delay  Emotional disturbance  Hearing impairments – deafness  Intellectual disability - Mental Retardation (outdated and offensive) no longer used by the DSM  Multiple disabilities  Orthopedic impairments  Other health impairments - ADHD is under this gategory  Specific learning disabilities  Speech/language impairments  Traumatic brain injury  Visual impairments – blindness  Gifted and talented as well  IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – Federal Law o Brings controversy o Can be permanent or temporary; biasing; filled with expectations o Impacts how individuals view themselves o Kliewer and Biklen (1996) - labeling can be demeaning and contributes to stigmatization, social and educational isolation  Can also lead to receiving extraordinary services and support o Noncategorical – programs based on the needs and requirements of the student instead of the categories of exceptionality


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