Course Descriptions

Educational Psychology and Special Education, Faculty of Education

EPSE: Educational Psychology and Special Education

EPSE 406 (3) Typical and Atypical Development in Infants and Children
A review of typical development, and primary focus on issues of atypical development in infants and young children, including fetal alcohol syndrome, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, and vision or hearing impairments. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
EPSE 421 (3) Assessment of Learning Difficulties
Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
EPSE 431 (3) Programming for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities
Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: EPSE 421.
EPSE 433 (3) Assessment and Positive Behavioural Support in School and Community Settings
Introduces students to the philosophy and methods of behavioural assessment and positive behavioural support with persons who engage in challenging behaviour in school and community contexts. Includes instructional and environmental strategies for preventing and responding effectively to behaviour challenges in educational contexts. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
EPSE 437 (3) Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Behaviour Disorders
Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
EPSE 464 (3) Literacy for Diverse Learners in the Elementary Grades
Key issues, research, and practice are examined to improve literacy achievement for primary students with a range of reading and writing difficulties. Credit will be granted for only one of EPSE 464 or LLED 464. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
Equivalency: LLED 464.
EPSE 465 (3) Literacy for Diverse Learners in Middle and Secondary Grades
Key issues, research, and practice are examined to improve literacy achievement for students (intermediate and above) with a range of reading and writing difficulties. Credit will be granted for only one of EPSE 465 or LLED 465. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
Equivalency: LLED 465.
EPSE 466 (3) Numeracy for Diverse Learners
Research and practical issues related to numeracy will be examined with the intent of improving numeracy for diverse students with a range of difficulties in mathematics. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
EPSE 467 (3) Social and Emotional Development of Diverse Learners
Research and best practices will be examined with the intent of improving supportive educational programs for children within inclusive classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on developing supportive behaviour plans for children with various social and emotional needs. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
EPSE 468 (3) Creating Positive Learning Environments for Inclusive Education
Focuses upon current research and practice that emphasize the inclusion of all students. Best practices in classroom management, social skill instruction, cooperative learning, and conflict resolution will be covered. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
EPSE 469 (3) Education for Students with Sensory Loss or Motor Impairments
The unique learning needs of children with sensory loss and motor impairments are examined. This course will cover best practices in planning individualized adaptations and modifications within an inclusive classroom setting. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
EPSE 470 (3/9) d Selected Topics in Inclusive Education
Course content focuses upon a single topic or competency in inclusive education (e.g., autism, gifted students, ADHD). Topics may differ in each offering to respond to new research or current needs in the field. This course may be repeated with new content. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: EPSE 406.
EPSE 471 (3/6) d Applied Project in Inclusive Education
Research and practice is undertaken in classroom settings. Participants are given opportunities to work with students with diverse needs. This course may be repeated with new content. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of EPSE 421, EPSE 431, EPSE 406.
EPSE 472 (3) Issues in Inclusive Education
Foundational literature, research, practice, and policies are examined to provide recommendations for best practice and strategies for developing inclusive classrooms. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
EPSE 565 (3/6) d Special Topics in Inclusive Education
Designed to bring professionals up-to-date in recent developments in the field.

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