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SOWK 561 - Exceptionalities in Education

  • 3 credits

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive look at the school social worker role in identifying, assessing and intervening with students who have an exceptionality in the educational system. Students will be asked to examine their own experiences, knowledge and beliefs while assessing the complexities surrounding students who are at-risk or have disabilities and their families. In addition to exploring educational terminology and systems for special education, students will be able to operationalize the different disability categories while assessing social work service provision and advocacy.

Course Topics:
Exceptionality in Education
Attitudes and Perceptions of Disabilities
Defining Disabilities and Educational Reform
Special Education: Identification, Referral, Assessment and Service Delivery
The Social Work Role and Exceptionality

Textbooks and Materials

For textbook information please contact Evan Lowe.


Michelle Brunner Wheeler