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SPEDĀ 516 Interventions for Students with Severe Needs

Content: Instructional practices to increase the functional performance and academic success of students with severe diagnoses (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, severe intellectual disabilities, or multiple disabilities). Participants learn research-validated strategies with demonstrated effectiveness in increasing communication skills, appropriate behavior, social skills, and life skills. Emphasis is placed on planning for and providing data-driven instruction in the least restrictive environment, working toward and incorporating the Common Core State Standards, and working with paraprofessionals.
Prerequisites: SPED 510/626.
Credits: 2 semester hours.