EDUC 3322 Survey/Diverse Populations

A survey course about the many different populations of students (gifted and talented, physically handicapped, auditory handicapped, visually handicapped, mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, speech handicapped, autistic, and multi-handicapped) in schools - and their educational needs with emphasis on diversity and the influence of culture on behavior and learning. Emphasis on definitions, characteristics, educational procedures, informal assessment, and requirements under federal, state, and local guidelines are elaborated upon. Additional components dealing with multiculturalism, instructional modifications, and reading to include treatment of reading methods is covered. This course may be taught with EDUC 3316.