This course focuses on a wide variety of topics and issues related to students with orthopedic impairments. It consists of 140 contact hours and covers the four OI AA Standards. Course content includes the following: sequence and characteristics of typical development; characteristics of various orthopedic impairments and their impact on development; major medical and therapeutic treatments; appropriate assessments to facilitate access and response modes; Common Core State Standards in core subjects; importance of collaboration with others; positive behavioral supports and strategies; factors related to speech and language development; examples of low/mid/high technology accommodations; descriptions of typical equipment, services, and other agencies available for specialized health care information; safe lifting and positioning practices; appropriate use of rehabilitative equipment; activities to support experiences that contribute to student independence and self-determination; potential challenges during transitional periods; and the process of identifying and selecting available and appropriate personal accommodations. The expected candidate outcome is demonstration of knowledge and awareness regarding major issues related to students with orthopedic impairments.
Number of Units: 9.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for San Diego County Office of Education Added Authorization Candidates.
Course Format: Online
Location: San Diego County Office of Education
Audience: This course is specifically for teachers who hold a preliminary or clear Education Specialist Credential and seek to add an authorization to that credential
Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.
Enrollment Open Through: December 17, 2023 (11:59pm PST)
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