Understanding  and  Teaching  Students  with  Neurological Disorders

Understanding and Teaching Students with Neurological Disorders

Instructor Meg Kennedy

Course Number PRDV 79725

  • $ 59500

This  course  provides  information  and  tools,  essential  for  all  school personnel,  to  create  a  supportive  environment  to  successfully  teach  children  and adolescents  with  co-occurring  neurological  and  emotionally  based  disorders.  Current  estimates indicate  that  20%  of  school-­aged  children,  K-­12,  have  one  or  more  neurological  conditions, and  of  these,  most  have  multiple  diagnoses.  The  course  will  cover  5  areas:  1.)  the foundations  necessary  for  academic  and  social  success  2.)  Awareness,  impact,  and classroom  strategies  to  target  neurological  and  emotional  disorders  3.)  Awareness, impact,  and  classroom  strategies  to  target  academic  issues  related  to  these  disorders  4.) Behaviors  linked  to  these  disorders  and  assessment  and  management  strategies  for  the classroom  5.)  School-­based  services,  parent  communication,  and  possible  socially  related issues.  Through  class  discussion,  reflection,  readings,  and  assignments,  students  will examine  the  impact  of  neurological  and  emotional  disorders  on  learning  in  America.

Texts listed below are required for this course.

Required Text to be uploaded under "Content" on the Canvas Site: 
Packer, Leslie E., Pruitt, Sheryl K., Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers: Teaching Students With Tourette's, Bipolar Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, OCD, ADHD, and More, 2010. 

Required Text to be Purchased:
Vargo, Frank E., Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Definitive Guide for Educators, (2015), W. W. Norton & Company. 


Location: Online

Framingham State University - 3 graduate credits 



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