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Low Incidence Disabilities

SED-911
3 Credits
Online
No Ratings
SED-911
3 Credits
Online
No Ratings

This course provides an overview of four low-incidence disabilities, a severe disabling condition with an expected incidence rate of less than one percent of total statewide enrollment in special education. Students will learn the law, and four low incidence disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment (OI), Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Complex Health Issues (CHI). Students will learn the characteristics of each low incidence disability and the impact of learning and social skills. Students will learn strategies and interventions to apply in both the classroom and the community.

NOTE: Required books must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the Exceptional Children Certificate.

Dr. Sarah Johnson

Instructor
I am very blessed with the opportunity to work at Fresno Pacific University. I want to share my knowledge and experiences in special education over the last 20+ years with students who want to teach and/or work with individuals with special needs. Having well-prepared and knowledgeable individuals is the key to training successful and independent students. I have worked in special education with all ages, birth to twenty-two. I currently serve as an Associate Professor and Program Director in Special Education at Fresno Pacific University. I direct the Extensive Support Needs (previously Moderate/Severe), Early Childhood Special Education, and Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization programs. I have authored and taught numerous courses in special education for undergraduate, graduate, and Master of Arts students at various universities.