2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Jan 25, 2021  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSS 540 - Issues in Severe Disabilities

This foundational course provides students with an understanding of individuals who have been diagnosed with severe or multiple disabilities. This course will take a life-span perspective by focusing on childhood, adolescents, and adults, and will include discussions of individuals who have multiple/severe disabilities including those who demonstrate significant behavior challenges and/or autism as well as those who have health care issues. Students will study the psychological, social, and physical characteristics of individuals with severe disabilities. The need for collaboration between teachers, service providers, and families will be emphasized. Theoretical and philosophical foundations underlying current practice will be explored. Students will observe and implement research-based strategies for students with severe disabilities in inclusive schools and community settings. Students will learn to conduct ecological assessments of students.

3 credits
This course requires 10 hours of practica.