May 27, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDSS 453 Introduction to the Study of Disability and Special Education

3 semester hours

This course introduces students to the field of disability studies and special education. The difference between the two fields are carefully examined, discussed and explored. The course introduces key components and theories underlying disability studies and foundational components of the special education system. The course explores disability through a historical, social, linguistic, cultural, economic, and political context. This course also explores how disability is portrayed in society and reviews traditional stereotypes emerging from the disability rights movement. In regards to Special Education, this course will emphasize current laws and procedures pertaining to the appropriate education for children with disabilities and review major relevant issues affecting the field of special education including inclusion, advocacy, collaborating with diverse families and educational professionals, and transition processes.