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SAGE Introduction to Special Education, Powered by Acrobatiq

Introduction to Special Education, Powered by Acrobatiq

SAGE Introduction to Special Education, powered by Acrobatiq, transforms how students learn and instructors teach by bringing together authoritative content from a global leader in research methods publishing with technology, data, and learning science from Acrobatiq, a learning optimization company from Carnegie Mellon University.

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checkmark Authoritative Content Aligned to Clear Learning Objectives developed by a team of respected subject matter experts and experienced Learning Engineers. Introduction to Special Education includes 13 modules covering key topics in the education research domain.

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Brief Course Syllabus

  • Unit 1: Learning Strategies
  • Unit 2: Special Education in Context
  • Unit 3: Multicultural and Family Aspects of Special Education
  • Unit 4: Individuals with Intellectual Disability
  • Unit 5: Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Unit 6: Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Unit 7: Individuals with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Unit 8: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Unit 9: Individuals with Speech and Language Impairments
  • Unit 10: Individuals with Hearing or Visual Impairments
  • Unit 11: Individuals with Physical Disabilities and Other Health Impairments
  • Unit 12: Individuals Who Are Gifted and Talented
  • Unit 13: Appendix

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