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Peg A. Cummins

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HBSE 4000: Introduction to special education

Offered all terms. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Emphasis is placed on the identification of characteristics of individuals with disabilities and the impact of the characteristics on the learner and family members of the learner. The course is a study of the nature, psychosocial, and educational needs of individuals across the lifespan with physical, mental, emotional, or sensory impairments. Particular attention is placed on the way these special education programs fit, or should fit, into ongoing work in schools. Totally online versions of this course are available for non- HBSE majors in spring and summer A and B terms. Special fee: $25.

HBSE 5306: Advanced practica in special education: Blindness and visual impairment

Faculty. Permission required. Guided experiences in selected special education programs for advanced students. Weekly seminar meetings. Supervised group field visits. Preservice internships arranged. Students submit reports analyzing experiences. Two terms. Note: that with approval, section 001 of this course may substitute for HBSE 4706 (teaching) and/or section 002 for HBSE 4300 (assessment and evaluation).

Peg A. Cummins appeared in the following articles:

Speaking in Tongues (10/13/2004)