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Deafblindness in Children: Getting Started

This research guide was created for SPED495 - Inclusive Education Principles and Practices.


Welcome to the Library research guide for SPED495: Inclusive Education Principles and Practices. This guide was created to assist students to locate relevant information on the topic of Deadblindness in Children.

Definition: Deaf-blindness means concomitant hearing and visual impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for children with deafness or children with blindness.

Source: Applequist, K. (2013). Child with a disability, definition of. In E. Fletcher-Janzen, K. Vannest, & C. Reynolds (Eds.), Encyclopedia of special education: A reference for the education of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and other exceptional individuals. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Retrieved from

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In the course, students focus on general principles and practices of inclusive education, as well as implications for teaching and learning in differentiated classrooms. They explore trends and issues in special education and diversity. In addition, they apply theory to practice in units covered throughout the course.

Specific Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

1. Apply general principles of inclusive education;

2. Discuss trends and issues in special education and diversity;

3. Plan for exceptionalities and differences in inclusive classrooms;

4. Apply differentiated instructional approaches and strategies;

5. Use motivational and self-management techniques; and

6. Consult and collaborate with professionals, parents and agencies.