Welcome to EDUO 9410 The Strengths of the Intellectually Disabled. This class was created by Dominican University of California in conjunction with Educational Development and Services as part of a six course series entitled Strength-Based Teaching and Learning. Just as we celebrate diversity in nature and cultures, so too do we need to honor the diversity of students who learn, think, and behave differently. This series is designed to help teachers and schools embrace the strengths of such neurodiverse students in order to help them thrive in school and beyond. The content learned in the class, The Strengths of the Intellectually Disabled, will afford you the knowledge necessary to emphasize the strengths of the Intellectually Disabled students in your classroom while continuing to provide support and encouragement in the needed areas. By meeting the requirements of this class, participating teachers will earn one semester unit of graduate level extension credit from Dominican University of California, a fully accredited university.
The other five courses in the series are:
Although Neurodiversity in the classroom is NOT a prerequisite for the other five courses, it does provide a foundation for them. All six classes in the Strength-Based Teaching and Learning series require one book entitled Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Succeed in School and Life by Thomas Armstrong. This book is available for purchase at www.Amazon.com.
After completing the course titled Neurodiversity in the Classroom, you will demonstrate or indicate:
This course aligns to the following professional teaching standards: http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ps/index.asp
Instructor: Ryan Pickett