EC116 – Special Needs (Practicum Seminar)


Introduction to a broad range of special needs and learning challenges that may be exhibited by the students

Special Needs (Practicum Seminar)

This Special Needs overview will include a general introduction to a broad range of special needs and learning challenges that may be exhibited by the students in the adult learner’s classroom. The instructor will speak to the challenges and successes that may be attained in a Montessori classroom for the children who are not conventional learners. The instructor’s qualifications and expertise in the Montessori elementary classroom will lend a supportive hand to the adult learners who may be dealing with similar challenges in their classrooms. This will be accomplished through class discussion, sharing current research in the area of brain development and special needs, (by instructor as well as by adult learners in class) hand-outs and sharing of resources in this area.

Schedule: Special Needs (Practicum Seminar)

February 10th, 2018

Assessment: Special Needs (Practicum Seminar)

The student must satisfactorily complete written and practical evaluations for both academic and practicum phases as well as complete all in-class assignments and classroom manuals as directed.

Readings: Special Needs (Practicum Seminar)

  • The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori
  • Discovery of the Child, Maria Montessori
  • Secret of Childhood, Maria Montessori
  • Montessori Method, Dr. Maria Montessori
  • Maria Montessori: Her Life & Work, E.M. Standing