Module Details

Module Code: EDUC N7011
Full Title Special Educational Needs
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 15
Module Owner: Philomena Smyth
Departments: Unknown
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.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Outline the history of provision of care and education for young children with special needs in Ireland
MLO2 Define the characteristics of the various developmental disabilities in early childhood and describe their impact on the child’s social, emotional and educational development.
MLO3 Apply the process of identification and referral of the “at risk child”.
MLO4 Explain the theoretical underpinnings of common interventions for children with special educational needs and how to adapt educational practices to provide inclusive educational experiences.
MLO5 Design, facilitate and evaluate appropriate play experiences for a child with special educational needs.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module 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
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Essay % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a
Project
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Design, facilitate and evaluate appropriate play experiences for a child with special educational needs
No Practical
No Final 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

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Alternating f2f and online lectures Every Week 2.00 2
Practical Contact Work Placement (5 days) Once per semester 2.33 35
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 5.00 5
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 9.30 9.3000001907348633
Practical Contact Placement Officer Once per semester 0.20 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 18.83
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.53
 
Module 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. Sage Publications, [ISBN: 10: 1446203239].
  • Mash, E. & Wolfe, D.. (2013), Abnormal Child Psychology, 5th. Cengage Learning, [ISBN: 10: 1111834490].
  • Santrock, J.. (2013), Children, 12th. 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. Pearson Education, [ISBN: 13: 9780205844487].
  • Berger, K.S.. (2012), The Developing Person Through Childhood, 6th. Worth, [ISBN: 10: 1-4641-0805-6].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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