Case Study - HMNS-2080
This three credit course will offer guidance for the development of an in-depth Case Study. It is an applied learning experience that links theoretical and academic information with a child currently enrolled in a special needs program.
Students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete a minimum of 30 contact hours in an educational program that includes children with disabilities.
Students will be required to conduct observations of a specific pupil for the purpose of documenting a Case Study.
In addition, weekly college classes will be scheduled to discuss interpretations and documentation in Case Study format.
Requirements will include:
- Interviewing the teacher in the classroom in order to gather descriptive information regarding program purpose, organization and implementation of special services
- Observation of classroom practices and methods and the extent to which these practices are effective for children with disabilities
- Observation of one specific child; focusing on his/her unique learning, behavioral, communication and adaptive skills
- Documentation of the ways in which tasks, activities and assignments are provided for this child
- Maintenance of ongoing, direct contact with the student in a variety of roles; e.g. 1:1 tutor, small group assistant, recreational companion)
- Research the studentís primary diagnosis or IDEA eligibility category
- Review the NECAP report of the school where the student attends