Supporting Atypical Development

Code: OLRN8330

Course description

This course introduces students to early learning pedagogy and play-based strategies as the cornerstones of supporting living with diverse abilities. Through a lens of curriculum principles that guide inclusive early learning programs, students will examine and analyze developmental characteristics of children living with diverse abilities, in order to recommend program adaptations and modifications that build on children’s strengths. In addition, students will utilize observation skills and screening tools in order to recommend centre policies and practices that promote meaningful and maximum early learning program participation of children with diverse abilities.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.