Introduction to Intellectual Disability

Create your special education (SPED) team for this course. Include at least one special and one regular educator. For assignments in this course, you will need to work in the classroom with students with intellectual disability (ID), their parents, and members of community organizations.

Interview a special educator and a regular educator of students with ID. Focus on addressing the following:

1. Issues relating to terminology, law, and identification of ID

2. Issues surrounding the definition and classification of students with ID

3. The impact of characteristics of ID on learning, social attitudes, and curricular needs

Compare the viewpoints of the instructors and summarize your learning experience in an essay of 1,000-1,250 words.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

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