Special Education/Intellectual disability - Teaching and Supporting

Special education programs are designed for those students who are mentally, physically, socially and/or emotionally delayed. This aspect of “delay,” broadly categorized as a developmental delay, signify an aspect of the child's overall development (physical, cognitive, scholastic skills) which place them behind their peers.
Due to these special requirements, students’ needs cannot be met within the traditional classroom environment. Special education programs and services adapt content, teaching methodology and delivery instruction to meet the appropriate needs of each child.
Special education teachers working with individuals who have intellectual disabilities (mental retardation) must know how to meet their students' unique needs.
A special education teaching program covers methods for leading and instructing students with intellectual disabilities.

Course Objectives
* Describe the fundamentals of special education
* Identify and describe the main types of disabilities encountered in the mainstream classroom
* Generate a basic individual education plan for a student with special educational needs
* List practical strategies for assisting and teaching students with Intellectual disability
* Develop a greater knowledge and understanding of working with students with Intellectual disability
* Provide information about assessing the specific needs of these students and the best techniques to use in the classroom
* Acquire different skills and techniques than regular elementary and secondary school teaching
* Apply education assessment techniques by learning the appropriate uses of standardized tests and grading options for the special needs students with Intellectual disability
* Learn how to diagnose learning and behavioral problems in students with Intellectual disability
* Ascertain differential instruction, classroom intervention techniques and curriculum development for special needs students with Intellectual disability
* Learn concrete, hands-on methods and ways to help the child to cope with the challenges

Course Programme
Day 1
Individual orientation and information about the venue and the city
Networking activities
Essential information about special education
Special Education Facts

Day 2
Introduction to the Concept of Special Education
Various Categories of Disability

The Education of all Handicapped Children Act (IDEA)

Day 3
Common concepts taught in special education programs for students with Intellectual disability
Child Development
Classroom Management for students with Intellectual disability

Day 4
Instructional Strategies for students with Intellectual disability
Mild to Moderate Intellectual disability
Lesson Planning and Development

Day 5
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
Becoming a Special Education Teacher

* The programme can be designed according to the participant profile and group needs.
* For groups of 5 teachers or more, we adapt the course content and approach to the training needs of your educational center and offer personalized training programme.



Daily Course Fee



Amsterdam, Netherlands