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A Child First! Understanding Special Needs


Event Description

Language does make a difference! This training is an introduction to young children with special needs. Participants will develop knowledge about appropriate terminology connected with special needs and disabilities. We’ll look at a brief history of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what’s covered under it. Participants will identify screening tools, agencies, and resources available to assist the support teams of children with disabilities, including teachers and families. During this training we will analyze the importance of inclusive preschool programs.  Teaching strategies to create a more inclusive classroom will be introduced.    


Sessions / Training Location Info

If you need this training to be added into your OPR, click ‘Add to Cart’ on the next available date. This will REGISTER you on the OCCRRA site, which will allow tracking on your OPR. Then you will be redirected to airchildcare.com to PURCHASE and COMPLETE your course. This course is 100% online and you will receive certification immediately upon completion. Please note, the course can be taken right away, you do not need to wait until the date listed. This course is approved for Step Up To Quality and Ohio Approved. This course does not have to be completed by the deadline listed on this site. You will have 4 months after purchase to complete the course. In addition, the course can be stopped and resumed at any point.


Session Being Hosted At:
Online - (directions)

Instructor(s)

Pamela Oviatt

Event Information

Contact Hours 3.00
Training approved for OA-L2
Registration deadline Sep 30, 2019
Number of open seats 142
Event Owner AIR Child Care Training Solutions
Sponsor Phone 888-994-2247

Topic Areas

Target Audience Classroom Staff / Teacher,Staff working with children with special needs,Program Administrator,Family Child Care
Age Groups related to content Infants,Toddlers,Preschoolers,Schoolagers
Core Knowledge Area N/A
Child Development Associate Area To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs
Early Learning and Development Standards Approaches Toward Learning
Cognitive Development and General Knowledge
Assessment Type None

Objectives

Objective:

By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the use of appropriate words to describe differing abilities of young children.
  • Describe terminology connected with special needs and disabilities and how the terms are used in legal terms and responsibilities.
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Child Growth and Development
 
Subgroup: Appropriate Environments and Experiences
 
Competency: 1.5 Identifies strategies that will support children's individual needs in all areas of development and learning, including those with developmental delays or disabilities.
Objective:

By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what’s covered under the Act.
  • Utilize screening tools that can identify concerns in a child’s cognitive or physical development.
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Summarizing and Interpreting
 
Competency: 2.2 Reviews screening and assessment results to synthesize information regarding children's learning and development and to determine all areas are addressed.
Objective:

By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Illustrate the importance of early identification and intervention.
  • Identify agencies and resources that can support interventions when needed.
  • Analyze the benefits of inclusive preschools.
  • Utilize and share available resources for classrooms and parents. 
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Sharing and Reporting
 
Competency: 3.3 Facilitates the sharing and reporting of assessment results used to determine next steps for an individual child in collaboration with families and other professionals or agencies that may be involved.
Objective:

By the end of this exam learners will be able to evaluate the information, activities, and strategies they learned throughout the course and will be able to select activities and strategies to implement in their practice.

 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Professionalism
 
Subgroup: Leadership and Advocacy
 
Competency: 2.1 Creates and develops relationships with the family to ensure their ability to make decisions about their child's care and education. Discusses the significance of the early years and the value of learning and development settings with families and others in the community and informs and influences others about the needs of all young children, families and the profession.

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