SELF-STUDY: Understanding Special Learning Populations (15 hours)

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“Gifted learners have competencies and abilities that go two or more years beyond their grade and/or age level.”

As teachers, we all face situations where we accommodate students with special needs in our classrooms. In such situations, how can we modulate our teaching to ensure that we reach each and every child? This integrated course, Understanding Special Learning Populations is designed to help teachers encourage and maximize each child’s potential.

Terms like Autism, ADHD, learning disability and gifted learners are being constantly used. What is it? What makes these children unique? And most importantly, how as an educator can you enhance their learning ability? These are questions that are answered in this course.

The integrated course has three parts, each one dedicating to a particular special population, namely Introduction to Autism, Understanding ADHD and Differentiation for Gifted learners in the Classroom. The course presents various strategies, adaptations and modifications to the environment and the mode of instruction that help teachers accommodate and teach students with these conditions. Along with enhancing an educator’s skills, the course is rich and filled with ideas and suggestions that promote your confidence in handling children of differing   abilities.

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56 Reviews of “SELF-STUDY: Understanding Special Learning Populations (15 hours)”:
  1. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you for this opportunity; really relevant material and excellent skill ideas to assist the teacher with ADHD children in the classroom. Heather A.

  2. Network Support says:
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    Very informative! Mary J.

  3. Network Support says:
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    This was a well-organized and informative lesson. It was interesting to complete, and I know that I will use the ideas to help my students with ADHD issues have a better school experience. Thank you. Thomas B.

  4. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    This was a well put together course. I have a step-daughter with ADHD and many of the strategies could prove very useful in helping her. Obviously, these same strategies could be helpful in the classroom as well. Karl H.

  5. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Great. Dara S.

  6. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thanks. I raised an autistic son. your information is relevant and helpful. Jason M.

  7. Network Support says:
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    Good courses, I appreciate the ease of taking these hours online.  Andrew T.

  8. Network Support says:
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    Thumbs up! Milan I.

  9. Network Support says:
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    Interesting, helpful and informative. Shane R.

  10. Network Support says:
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    I learned a lot of different tips on how to make children with ADHD feel more comfortable and feel more successful in the classroom. Jennifer A.

  11. Network Support says:
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    I enjoyed this class! Chelsea V.

  12. Network Support says:
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    I had a pleasant experience with this! Thank you! Amy M.

  13. Network Support says:
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    Very, very helpful! Wayne L.

  14. Network Support says:
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    Thank you. Sandra B.

  15. Network Support says:
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    Good info and resources! Thanks. Tiffany N.

  16. Network Support says:
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    I really enjoyed this course. It provided me new insights, interventions, and ideas in providing a better education for students with autism. I am currently serving as a special education teaching assistant at a school, and I will share it with the rest of my staff. Dain T.

  17. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    First and foremost, thank you for providing a relatively easy resource for teachers to use to attain their clock hours for relicensure. Megan L.

  18. Ian W says:
    Five Stars

    Great programs.

  19. Melanie S says:
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    I've really enjoyed taking these courses! They are overall interesting and educational! Thank you!

  20. Patricia W says:
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    Thanks for the great experience. Enjoyed immensely and learned so o o o oo much.

  21. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    Very informative course.

  22. Jennifer J. says:
    Five Stars

    This was a great course-not too wordy and full of great content!

  23. Tammy N. says:
    Five Stars

    Great course a lot of helpful information.

  24. Mark F. says:
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    Good content .

  25. Richard H. says:
    Five Stars

    An excellent and comprehensive course on autism.

  26. Laurie K. says:
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    Yet another excellent course!! Thank you!

  27. Laurie K. says:
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    Excellent information. There is a lot of information and am very happy to be able to go back to my account and review the information. Thank you!!

  28. Mike P. says:
    Five Stars

    Another excellent course. This one really helps me better understand some behaviors of students who are having difficulties both in focusing upon their work and with classmate interactions.

  29. Mike J. says:
    Five Stars

    Wow! By far this was the most informative and beneficial course I've taken. Regardless of which students I may be working, this helps me to have a better understanding of why a student may be doing something or other, and gives me pause to be a bit more aware of particular needs (which is asking for a bit more understanding and a lot more patience on my part.) Mike J.

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  31. Anonymous says:
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    "I really LOVED all the examples and websites that it offered for me to use later."

  32. Megan S. says:
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    "Being a substitute teacher, I have had some opportunities to work with children with Autism. This site helped me find some new ideas and strategies to use the next time I am subbing."

  33. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    Love the courses and they met my needs!

  34. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    I think that the assessment portions sometimes try too hard to be ""Fun"" which is great in theory, but it takes a lot of time to fill out crosswords or do mazes, when I can simply answer the question and move on. I prefer straightforward quizzes, rather than puzzles etc.

  35. Kathleen R. says:
    Five Stars

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  36. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    Great information.

  37. Anonymous says:
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    I enjoyed the course. Thank you for the topics you have and the ease it is to take the courses.

  38. Anonymous says:
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  40. Emily D. says:
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    This platform was so convenient and provided great new knowledge! As a stay at home mom who is seeking to keep my license current, the ease of use was invaluable. Thank you.

  41. Nichole W. says:
    Five Stars

    The course was easy to navigate and very informative.

  42. Carrie P. says:
    Five Stars

    I feel like it would be beneficial for every teacher to have more training in identifying these special populations and in addressing their special needs. I now feel that by taking courses like this one, we as educators could be more effective in meeting the needs of special populations.

  43. Dan F. says:
    Five Stars

    This course changed my understanding of autism dramatically and made me aware of the epidemic proportions of autism in the school population.

  44. Jaclyn R. says:
    Five Stars

    I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot!

  45. Lisa R. says:
    Five Stars

    I enjoyed this course and learned many new and practical strategies to bring into my classroom for September. The pocket guide is especially useful and practical! Thanks for all the information. This is a great way to learn!

  46. Richard Z. says:
    Five Stars

    This course was a great resource for me. As I wrote at the start of the course, I would like to develop an Enrichment Extra Help for my Gifted students. This course gave me insight in how I should design this service. Thank you for a very useful course!

  47. Lori P. says:
    Five Stars

    We certainly received a wealth of information. Thanks!

  48. Beth H. says:
    Five Stars

    The "unlimited retake" arrangement enables the evaluation process to become an extension of the learning process. I had to take the quiz a couple times in order to score 100%. However, I was more willing to take the quiz and risk incorrect answers knowing I could review & revisit my selections. I think this was a great format and I'll use it with my students as well. The advantage of using online score keeping is that the students can keep track of their progress and submit their achieved 100% scores. How liberating for both students and teachers alike! Time spent on grading tests can be devoted to curriculum differentiation development! Thanks for a great course - I really appreciate all of the resources and knowledge I can use right away preparing for my new students this fall!

  49. James F. says:
    Five Stars

    This course has helped me to realize that differentiated instruction is a must in my classroom.

  50. Regina S. says:
    Five Stars

    This course has awakened me to the difference between a gifted learner and a high achieving student. My insight to the gifted student has been enhanced with the help of this course. I hope to bring my new-found knowledge to the classroom.

  51. Christine W. says:
    Five Stars

    This course has strengthened the belief that gifted learners do need a different type of instruction than regular students and special ed students.

  52. Kathleen M. says:
    Five Stars

    The course strengthened my belief in the fact that teachers must pay more attention to gifted learners.

  53. Neeru P. says:
    Five Stars

    This course has really helped me identify the difference between a gifted learner and a high achiever. I previously thought they were the same but I realize now there is a difference between them.

  54. Richard Z. says:
    Five Stars

    This course was a great resource for me. Thank you for a very useful course!

  55. Katie S. says:
    Five Stars

    I learned a great deal from this course. Thank you!

  56. Denis L. says:
    Five Stars

    This course has helped me have a better understanding of what a typical autistic child goes through a school day. Glad I took the class thank you.

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