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HBSE 4000 Intro to Special Education

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.

HBSE 4001 Teaching students with disabilities in the general education classroom

This course addresses problems of educational assessment, curriculum and teaching, organization, and guidance of students with physical, cognitive, affective, and sensory disabilities.

HBSE 4005 Computer Applications in Special Education

This course is intended to provide preservice and in-service special education teachers with basic information on assistive and instructional technology appropriate for use with infants, children, and youths who require special education and related services.

HBSE 4006 Working with families of children with disabilities

Current and historical perspectives on parent involvement in the special education and empowerment of infants, children, and youth with exceptionalities and their families. Emphasis on strategies and materials to facilitate a continuum of parent and family participation to strengthen the relationships between home, school, and the community.

HBSE 4070 Psychosocial and cultural aspects of people who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing

This course introduces the fundamentals of general, special, and bilingual education and how they are infused into Deaf education. It will also acquaint students with current trends, issues, and research in the education of Deaf and hard of hearing learners of all ages, including historic and current objectives, techniques, and results. The cultural, historical, philosophical, psychological, linguistic and social aspects of the Deaf community will also be addressed from the educational perspective. Students are challenged to rethink their conceptualization of "Deaf education" as well as “general education” based on their perceptions of their own cultural dimensions.

HBSE 4071 Language and Literacy for the DHH

Fall course: This course introduces the theoretical and scientific foundations of literacy and explores how reading, writing and cognitive processes are developed in early grades, particularly with deaf and hard of hearing students with language delays. Special emphasis is placed on foundational skills during the ‘learning to read’ stage with particular emphasis on the five major elements of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

HBSE 4072 Language development for the DHH

This course provides a review of the functions of language and communication, the nature and characteristics of language acquisition of typical language learners, the characteristics of language development in individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing, and assessment, curricular and intervention issues. Students will learn to use the Cottage Acquisition Scales for Listening, Language and Speech (CASLLS).

HBSE 4073 Educational Audiology

This course addresses audiological principles necessary to enable teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students and speech language pathologists to best support children who use hearing assistive technology (HAT) in educational and clinical settings. Course topics include the identification, assessment, and management of hearing loss in clinical and educational settings, basic knowledge of audiograms, including type and degree of hearing loss, tympanometry, educational options, classroom acoustics, and auditory processing as well as hands-on experiences with the most current audiological equipment.

HBSE 4079 Language Development and Habilitation: Auditory Verbal Practice

This course covers listening and spoken language intervention for children with hearing loss with an emphasis on family-centered, culturally-responsive auditory verbal intervention. Domains include history and professional issues, hearing technology, auditory, speech, and language development, inclusive education, caregiver coaching, and literacy for children with hearing loss.

HBSE 4300 Prc Assmt Eval Excptnl Learner

Deaf and Hard of Hearing: This class provides a comprehensive overview of assessment and evaluation of children with hearing loss, including those who have additional learning needs and those who are linguistically and culturally diverse. Developmental, academic, social-emotional, and language assessments will be covered, with opportunities for hands-on, applied learning. ID/Autism: Students will gain practical knowledge of interdisciplinary, psychoeducational assessments of students with disabilities. Analysis of observational and test data; formulation of educational programs for students with disabilities.

HBSE 4707 II: Observation and student teaching in special education: Deaf and hard of hearing

Permission required. Course requires 5 days a week for participation in community, school, and agency programs and a weekly seminar on campus.

HBSE 4871 American Sign Language I

The purpose of this course is to build conversational competency in American Sign Language by activating visual-spatial communication skills; mastering basic vocabulary, grammar and compositional structures; and developing awareness of the history of gestural languages and deaf people in society. Courses are structured into four units: culture, communication, narration and literature. These units are designed to guide students from a conceptual understanding of American Sign Language through real-life conversational structures toward independence in practical dialogue and compositions.

HBSE 4901

Permission required.

HBSE 5010 Study of the philosophic foundations of special education

Permission required. Required of all doctoral students in the Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education programs in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies. Overview of major theoretical and methodological orientation within social sciences and special education.

HBSE 5307 Advanced practica in special education: Deaf and hard of hearing

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.

HBSE 5907 Problems in special education: Deaf and hard of hearing

Qualified students work individually or in small groups under guidance on practical research problems. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration; final written report required.

HBSE 6001 Research in special education

Permission required. Prerequisites: HUDM 4122 and HUDM 5122. Instruction in the development, conduct, and reporting of research. Student research studies. Required of all doctoral students in Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education programs in the department of Health and Behavior Studies.

HBSE 6005 Research in special education: single-subject design I

Permission required. Prerequisites: HUDM 4122 and other statistics course work. Instruction in the development, conduct, and reporting of single-case design research. Student research studies. Required of all doctoral students in the Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education programs in the department of Health and Behavior Studies.

HBSE 6010 Advanced study of problems and issues in special education

Permission required. Required of all doctoral students in Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education programs in the department of Health and Behavior Studies. Instruction in the current practices and policies in the education of exceptional children with emphases on language and literacy development.

HBSE 6031 Research methods in special education: single-subject design II

Permission required. Course covers inter-subject and intrasubject designs, repeated measurement, generality, direct and systematic replication, and selection of group or single-case designs.

HBSE 6504 Advanced seminars in special education: Applied behavior analysis and behavioral disorders

For doctoral students in special education and related fields. Recent developments in theory and research as related to the specialization from psychological, educational, sociological, and/or medical sources.

HBSE 7500

Permission required. Only advanced doctoral students in special education programs are eligible. Prerequisites: HBSE 5010, 6001, 6003, 6005 and 6010. Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of plans for approval.

HBSE 8901 Dissertation advisement in special education: Intellectual disability/autism

Advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see catalog on continuous registration for Ph.D. degrees.

HBSE 8904 Dissertation advisement in special education: Applied Behavior Analysis

Advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see catalog on continuous registration for Ph.D. degrees.

HBSE 8907 Dissertation advisement in special education: Deaf and hard of hearing

Advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see catalog on continuous registration for Ph.D. degrees.

HBSK 4072 Theory and Techniques of Assessment and Intervention in Reading

Provides an overview of theories and research pertaining to reading acquisition and assessment and intervention techniques for reading across the lifespan. Content is organized according to four major themes: the psychology of reading development, language structures, assessment, and intervention. Materials fee: $35.

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