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Students with intellectual disabilities face numerous challenges in educational environments. You will learn about characteristics of students with intellectual disabilities (including issues of definition), relevant legislative requirements, and how to use assessment for educational intervention. You will learn about effective evidence-based practices used to assist students with intellectual disabilities accomplish their educational goals. You will learn about curriculum-based strategies and curriculum adjustments and modifications that you can use in your teaching practice. You will also learn about issues related to social and community inclusion, family, peer and partner relationships of people with intellectual disabilities. You will become acquainted with issues and supports relevant to adults with intellectual disabilities.

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Offering Terms

Term 3



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: Enrolment in a postgraduate Education, Educational Leadership program, or Master of Teaching (Secondary). Master of Teaching (Secondary) students must have completed EDST6761 or EDST6765

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