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Guided and Skilled
Supporting Inclusive Classrooms

Every child deserves an equal chance to learn. As SKILD has been advocating for special needs inclusion in schools, higher education, the job market, and the community as a whole, we are providing a course on essentials for accompanying children with moderate to severe special needs in a mainstream classroom. The “Guided and Skilled Course” aims to prepare individuals to accompany and support children with special needs in the school environment. Any mature individual who has the passion, the patience, and the willingness to learn about the world of special needs can benefit from this course.

  1. Course Mission

The certificate is a 25-hour course designed to provide candidates with a wider understanding of the world of special education. The course will equip participants with essential information needed to accompany students with educational and behavioral challenges in the classroom.

As a result of this course, a digital platform for all participants will be created as a catalyst between parents/schools and the graduates of this course. This platform will facilitate communication, and will open work opportunities for the course graduates to find jobs on one hand and will make it easy for parents and schools to find qualified teachers and aids for their kids on the other hand.

  1. Course Modules and Learning Outcomes

The course aims to prepare individuals to accompany and support children with special needs in the school environment. This will in turn ensure the sustainability of special education service as they are provided more in class and less in dependence on an outsourced special education team. The course is divided into 5 modules (25 hours) that are spread over 5 Saturdays.

  • Module one: Understanding the basic issues in special education

Learning outcomes – Students will be able to:

  • Understand the job requirements needed for an aid,
  • Discuss the ethics of the profession,
  • Identify child protection guidelines,
  • Differentiate between the types of placements for children with special needs,
  • Identify characteristics of exceptional learners.
  • Module two: Understanding exceptional Learners

Learning outcomes – Students will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of students with Intellectual Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity, and Autism Spectrum Disorder,
  • Identify strengths of each type of disability and methods to highlight them,
  • Identify challenges of each type of disability and tips and recommendations to deal with them.
  • Module three: Understanding the Individualized Education Plan and implementing its objectives

Learning outcomes – Students will be able to:

  • Comprehend the parts of an individualized education plan (IEP),
  • Understand the basics for an engaging differentiated lesson,
  • Write simple SMART objectives for a lesson plan,
  • Prepare a session with activities parallel to the IEP’s objectives,
  • Use assistive devices needed for some children.
  • Module four: Dealing with challenging behavior

Learning outcomes – Students will be able to:

  • Understand the acting out cycle with all its phases,
  • Use preventive methods during the acceleration part of the cycle,
  • Identify the functions of behavior,
  • Use different recording methods to collect data,
  • Use Strategies and tips to avoid challenging behavior.
  • Module five: Working as a team with paraprofessionals

Learning outcomes – Students will be able to:

  • Identify the shareholders and team members working with the child with special needs.
  • Understand the role of each team member.
  • Collaborate effectively with all team members.
  • Learn healthy tips that can help avoid burnout.
  • Method of Instruction

The course can be given online, on campus, or in a hybrid modality. The following methods of instruction will be included in this course:

  • Lectures
  • Group Discussions and activities
  • Individual readings
  • Electronic Presentations
  • Videos
  1. Course Evaluation and Completion

Students will be provided with certificates upon the successful completion of the 25 module hours. The course will be evaluated as follows:

Participation 40%
Assignments 10%
Final Assessment 50%
  1. Registration Fees

The full cost of the course is US$ 350. The first round starting on Saturday, May 11 will be subsidized to cost US$ 250.

Register on this Link: https://rb.gy/akv57m

 

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