L&I 631 - Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (2)

This course prepares students with a knowledge base for understanding and teaching culturally and linguistically diverse special education students, including interaction with families. The course covers identifying the impact of diverse cultural patterns and linguistic diversity on student academic performance and behavior, selecting and implementing effective strategies to meet the learning, social, and emotional needs of students with disabilities from diverse cultural, linguistic, and/or ethnic backgrounds, developing strategies with parents and students for improving the students' self-management skills, positive self image, and social/emotional behaviors, and conducting formal and informal parent meetings for purposes of planning interventions, establishing home/school communication, and problem resolution.