The Exceptional Child Fall 2011
Purpose- The Exceptional Child is a general introduction class for the
student to start to learn about the characteristics of exceptional learners
and their education. It is my hope that this class will reach the student's
heart as well as the mind. Professionals working with exceptional learners
must develop not only a solid base of knowledge but also a caring and healthy
attitude towards the people whom they serve.
First Quarter, Fall 2011
1. Read Chapter 1 of Exceptional Learners, Exceptionality and Special
Education. Answer the 4 questions at the
end of the Chapter. You may email your answers to me by Tuesday, September 6,
2011 before 2 p.m..
2. Read Book. Write a 2-3 page long review, double- spaced, 12 point Arial
font. How did reading this book affect your opinion of people with severe
intellectual disabilities? What did you think of each parent's response to
their daughter? Would or how would you have wanted the parents to respond
differently? Due October 26, 2011.
3. Begin to work on your semester project. You are to make a 5-6 minute
long photostory of Options at PVI. This photostory is to show how modified
inclusion works at Paul VI Catholic school. Start to take pictures of Options
in Options and around the school. You may also want to consider selecting
your music that you will use. Options has the camera for you to use.
4. Watch The Teachings of Jon. Write a movie review that is about 2-3 pages
long, double spaced, 12 point Arial font. Make sure you include how the people
at the Sheltered Workshop treated Jon and what you think about that. This is
due by attachment to an email to me by Friday, September 16, 2011 at 3p.m..
Second Quarter, Fall 2011
1. Watch movie, Radio, and write a movie review. Include a brief synopsis of
the movie. Make sure to cover how family treated Radio, how other people
treated Radio, and what Radio's reaction was to these treatments. Also let me
know how watching this movie has changed your opinion or not about
intellectual disabilities. This should be about 2-3 pages,double spaced 12
point Arial font. Due November 18, 2011
2. Read a journal research article on intellectual disabilities that is
current (Jan.,2010 on to present) and then write a one page report on the
research findings and your reflexion on them. How did reading this article
affect your thinking about intellectual disabilities? Due Dec.8, 2011
P.S. Please do not hesitate to ask the teacher any questions that you may
have. I will do my best to get you an answer.