IMH107 - Children with Diverse Abilities

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Subject Title
Children with Diverse Abilities

Subject Description
This course provides students with an overview of children's diverse abilities, with a focus on developmental differences.  Students will learn differentiated and universal strategies to support children and families with a wide range of exceptionalities.  The course will focus on supporting families to develop positive mental health for themselves and their infants.  

Credit Status
IMH 107 is a process course.  Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of face to face classes in order to be eligible to earn a passing grade.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the fundamental etiology, characteristics and identification of developmental differences in children birth to age 3.
  2. Recognize the significance of collaborative and inclusive conversations regarding children’s needs within the social context of families.
  3. Develop a comprehensive plan that will build on the capabilities and needs of infants and their families.
  4. Create materials that support the needs of children with a wide range of developmental differences within the family and within agencies
  5. Advocate for the support of infants with diverse abilities within the family and the community.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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