Module Purpose and Objectives
The purpose of this module is to provide students with a variety of theories in order to re-design their teaching process and teaching material based on the students’ needs with special educational needs and/ or disabilities.
This module provides students with the knowledge on family issues and early intervention of children with disabilities or special educational needs. Also, this module covers the topics of the cooperation and communication between school and family in order to address effectively students’ educational needs with disabilities or special educational needs, as well as it presents a thorough study of all categories of students’ special educational needs. In particular, this module focuses on issues related to the family of children with disabilities or special educational needs and covers topics of early intervention such as goal setting, basic principles, research results that substantiate its importance and the financial performance of the intervention programs. In addition, this module focuses on the collaboration and communication between school and family for the equal education of students with disabilities or special educational needs within a classroom (basic principles, effective ways and communication strategies between the two parties, as well as the role of parents in the child's learning based on the educational systems of Greece and Cyprus). Finally, this course presents the categorization of students with special educational needs with emphasis on the characteristics and learning profile of children with disabilities or special educational needs. Also, the effective teaching process with children in this particular setting is presented.