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Course Description

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Education-Special Education - SPE 115

Special Educational Programs and Supported Living

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

Students will become familiar with considerations of placement and training of persons with cognitive impairments, emotional impairments, learning impairments and physical disabilities. Attention will be given to the theory and principles of inclusion and appropriate community support. The course will cover the operation and maintenance of supportive living environments. In addition, current laws and regulations regarding licensing, equipping and maintaining the physical plant, staffing, food services, health and social services, budgeting and program development will also be addressed.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None


(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Contrast the philosophies for providing independent and supervised living options for people with cognitive impairments.
  • Assess the funding issues involved with providing independent and supervised living options for people with cognitive impairments.
  • Explain the complex arrangements utilized by participants and providers of human services.
  • Examine the current laws and regulations regarding licensing a supportive living environment.
  • Construct a proposal for a supportive living environment for people with cognitive impairments.
  • Evaluate current wrap-around services available within the community for people with cognitive impairments.
  • Identify current theories of working with persons with cognitive impairments.
  • Interpret criteria for community placement options for persons with cognitive impairments.
  • Justify the Child Protection Law and Mandated Reporting of Suspected Abuse and Neglect.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday