PSYC 8590 PSYCHOLOGY OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (3 credits)
The content of this course will focus on children who are identified as "exceptional"; in terms of behavioral, cognitive, and learning problems. Exceptionality in this sense includes students who are in need of preventative and/or intervention-based services. The topics will be approached from a multidisciplinary perspective and emphasis will be placed on utilizing a response to intervention approach in working with exceptional individuals. The service-learning component of the course will require students to learn about the educational environment by spending time in an elementary classroom, consulting with school staff and addressing the educational needs of students.
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.