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Special Populations This tutorial on Special Populations provides faculty with strategies, resources and tools for addressing students with disabilities as well as those with limited proficiency in English. It contains six modules with four brief video segments, three in the "case studies" section and one in the module called "tips." The six modules in this course are: 1. Defining Special Populations 2. Interacting with Students 3. Accommodations 4. Tips 5. Case Studies 6. Limited English Proficiency Read through the six modules, including watching the four short videos online, three in the "case studies" section and one in the module called "Tips." (If you do not have Real Player on your computer, download a free version at http://real.com ) There is a seventh module called "Test Your Awareness" which offers some sample questions for reviewing before your assessment if you choose to do so . II. After studying the modules, return to this page in Blackboard and take the 20- question exam. When you have completed the assessment with at least a 70 percent accuracy, email the Instructor at [email protected] and you will receive a completion in the workshop database. You may take the test more than once. III. Be sure to fill out the evaluation by clicking on the link "Evaluation" located further down on this page in Blackboard to help us improve our courses. It may help to print out this page to guide you as you move through this course. After you have clicked the "Enter here" link, you will need to navigate using the blue menu on the left side of the page. Enter here. Defining Special Populations The Texas Coordinating Board for Higher Education defines Special Populations as: individuals with disabilities
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individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children individuals preparing for nontraditional training and employment single parents, including single pregnant women displaced homemakers and individuals with other barriers to educational achievement, including individuals with limited English proficiency. This definition is important because thousands of people who fit into one or several of the above categories attend community colleges in Texas. According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in Texas, 6,910 special population students in Texas received associate degrees in technical fields during academic year 1998-99 while 9,016 received certificates. The numbers rise and dip slightly each year but have stayed consistently high for the last several years. However, these numbers indicate that a significant portion of community college students have special needs. The goal of this module is to give community college workforce faculty the necessary tools to address these needs. Specifically, this module will focus on two categories of Special Populations: Americans
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course RNSG 1443 taught by Professor Lynneandrus during the Spring '11 term at Austin Community College.

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