Plattsburgh State University
Educational Studies and Services
Education, Health, and Human Services Division
"Cultivating the Scholar, Teacher, and Colleague Within"
Course Objectives: The candidate will:
1. explain specific disorders included under the umbrella of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
2. explain the diagnostic criteria (DSM-IV-R) for each disorder
3. explore current issues in the field of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
4. investigate physical, psychological, social, and medical correlates of Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
5. describe the family-school partnership necessary meet the needs of Students with Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
6. know definitions and characteristics of various Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
7. identify characteristics of normal, delayed, and disordered communication patterns
8. examine the influence of diverse cultural, linguistic, familial, and environmental conditions
9. recognizes when medical referral should be considered.
10. know the effects of medication on educational, cognitive, physical, social, and emotional behavior of individuals with Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
1. employ assessment instruments to assist in the identification of children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
2. develop Individual Family Service Plan for a child with one of the pervasive developmental disorders.
3. implement educational, social and behavioral interventions currently available for children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
4. select, evaluate, and integrate technologies for instructional and administrative applications.
1. acknowledge the dignity and rights of persons with Pervasive Developmental Disorders
2. assume active and productive roles in collaborative planning, communication, and evaluation procedures with parents/guardians and professionals
3. be enthusiastic
4. use people-first language
5. respect and appreciate the diverse cultural, linguistic, and social differences of students with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and their families
6. use the CEC Code of Ethics to guide instructional practice and professional decision-making.