GRADUATE Course – Understanding Special Learning Populations

“Today the chances are good that you know someone with autism or autism – like characteristics.”
“Have you ever come across a child who’s always on the move? They might have ADHD.”
“Gifted learners have competencies and abilities that go two or more years beyond their grade and/or age level.”

1  Graduate Credit

Grading: A-F
Materials: Included in the course […]

SELF-STUDY: Introduction to Autism (5 hours)

“Today the chances are good that you know someone with autism
or autism-like characteristics.”
Most people today know someone with autism. People on the autism spectrum are in our classes, our neighborhoods and our families. Whether you know a little or a lot about autism, this course will give you useful information about […]

FACILITATED: Introduction to Autism (15 clock hours)

“Today the chances are good that you know someone with autism
or autism-like characteristics.”
Most people today know someone with autism. People on the autism spectrum are in our classes, our neighborhoods and our families. Whether you know a little or a lot about autism, this course will give you useful information about […]

Understanding IQ Scores in the Classroom

Understanding IQ Scores in the Classroom

A primary issue about interpreting an IQ score is that errors commonly occur in the analysis of IQ tests. Intelligence tests measure a variety of mental skills, which are lumped together and called “intelligence.” The result is an IQ score. This number is supposed to be a measurement of […]

Understanding Achievement & IQ Testing in School

Sometimes we encourage administering achievement and intelligence tests to find out what’s going on with children who struggle in the classroom. To understand these tests, here’s a simple definition of what IQ and achievement tests show:
 
INTELLIGENCE (IQ) Tests measure cognitive mental skills and basic processing ability. 
ACHIEVEMENT Tests determine how well […]

Special Ed or Language?

Here’s my understanding of the best approaches regarding “How to Tell if it’s a Special Education of Language Issue” and it centers around the parent as expert concerning their child.

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