Full Title:Special Educational Needs
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:EDUC N7011
 
Credits: 15
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to equip the student with the knowledge, skills and practical experience to facilitate the holistic development of the child with special needs.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Outline the history of provision of care and education for young children with special needs in Ireland
  2. Define the characteristics of the various developmental disabilities in early childhood and describe their impact on the child’s social, emotional and educational development.
  3. Apply the process of identification and referral of the “at risk child”.
  4. Explain the theoretical underpinnings of common interventions for children with special educational needs and how to adapt educational practices to provide inclusive educational experiences.
  5. Design, facilitate and evaluate appropriate play experiences for a child with special educational needs.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Historical Context of Education & Care for children with Special Needs in Early Childhood
Models of education & care. Inclusive & Specialist provision.
Special needs in the Family Context
Supporting families. The process for the family of receiving a diagnosis. Diverse Families. Parent, Siblings and Grandparents.
Ability & Disability
A Strengths Based Approach to Fostering Resilience
Characteristics of Special Educational Needs –
Causes & DSM criteria of Intellectual Disability. Physical Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disabilities, Sensory Disabilities & Attentional Difficulties.
Interventions for Special Educational Needs
Intellectual Disability. Physical Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disabilities, Sensory Disabilities & Attentional Difficulties.
Multidisciplinary Approaches
Roles and responsibilities with the multidisciplinary team.
Working with the Child with Special Needs
Applying Siolta Quality Standards to the Child with Special Needs
Aistear & Children with Special Needs
Designing Curricula for children with special needs
Curriculum Area Focus: Self Help
Designing Curricula for children with special needs. Eating, Toileting and Sleeping
Communication
Communication (verbal/non-verbal) language (receptive/expressive), and speech. Terminology and typical development. Common childhood communication impairments, delays versus disorders, causes and contributory factors, impact on development. Naturalistic techniques e.g. Hanen. Augmentative techniques e.g. Lámh/Makaton
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Essay n/a 1,2,3,4 50.00 100 0 n/a 0
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Design, facilitate and evaluate appropriate play experiences for a child with special educational needs 4,5 50.00 100 0 n/a 0
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

This course has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Alternating f2f and online lectures 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Work Placement (5 days) 35.00 Once per semester 2.33
Directed Reading No Description 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Independent Study No Description 9.30 Every Week 9.30
Practical Placement Officer 3.00 Once per semester 0.20
Total Weekly Learner Workload 18.83
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.53
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Deiner, P. 2012, Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Development, Resources & Practice, Wadsworth [ISBN: 10: 1111837155]
  • Garguilo, R. & Kilgo, J. 2013, An Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs: Birth Through Age Eight, Wadsworth Publishing [ISBN: 10: 1133959253]
  • Nutbrown, C. & Clough, p. 2013, Inclusion in the Early Years, 2nd Ed., Sage Publications [ISBN: 10: 1446203239]
  • Mash, E. & Wolfe, D. 2013, Abnormal Child Psychology, 5th Ed., Cengage Learning [ISBN: 10: 1111834490]
  • Santrock, J. 2013, Children, 12th Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 9780078035128]
  • Buckley, B. 2007, Children’s Communication Skills from Birth to 5 Years, Routledge London
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bee, H. & Boyd, D 2012, The Developing Child, 13th Ed., Pearson Education [ISBN: 13: 9780205844487]
  • Berger, K.S. 2012, The Developing Person Through Childhood, 6th Ed., Worth [ISBN: 10: 1-4641-0805-6]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NNAEC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Studies 4 Mandatory