Educational Psychology: What do we mean by the term “Exceptional Children”

CHAPTER ELEVEN THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER 11 a i). Define the term “Exceptional Children”  Introduction I find it extremely difficult to give this lesson justice in the limited time and space I have. This is due to the fact that exceptionality deserves a whole book or whole books. It is a discipline of study in its … More Educational Psychology: What do we mean by the term “Exceptional Children”

Educational Psychology: What are the categories of Exceptional Children in the teaching environment?

CHAPTER ELEVEN THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER 11 a ii). Identify the Categories of Exceptional Children.  Categories of exceptional children Exceptional children can be categorized as follows The intellectually different-this category includes the gifted and the talented, mentally handicapped and those with specific learning disabilities The physically different-This category includes the orthopedic, physically handicapped, the crippled or … More Educational Psychology: What are the categories of Exceptional Children in the teaching environment?

Educational Psychology: What classification exists for exceptional children as per the educational curriculum?

CHAPTER ELEVEN THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER 11 a iii).  Provide a detailed classification of exceptional children as per the educational curriculum Classification of exceptional children The gifted and talented Who are the gifted? There is no agreement about what constitutes a gifted student one reason being that individuals can have many gifts. The general consensus is … More Educational Psychology: What classification exists for exceptional children as per the educational curriculum?

Educational Psychology: How does a teacher identify the gifted children?

CHAPTER ELEVEN THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER 11 a iv). Outline the way a teacher identifies the gifted children and the challenges associated with this. How a teacher identifies the gifted children The gifted children may not be those who simply learn quickly with little effort. Although this characteristic is present, it is important that the teacher … More Educational Psychology: How does a teacher identify the gifted children?

Educational Psychology: How can gifted students be managed in the teaching environment?

CHAPTER ELEVEN THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER 11 b i). Provide ways which a teacher can use so as to be able to effectively manage gifted children. How to manage the gifted children Many suggestions have been put forward. Some people feel that the gifted children should be put in classes according to mental age rather than … More Educational Psychology: How can gifted students be managed in the teaching environment?

Educational Psychology: What impact does physical differences such as celebral palsy have on the learning process of a student?

CHAPTER ELEVEN THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER 11 b ii). Examine the impact of celebral palsy on the learning process of a student Physical Differences Cerebral palsy What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy is a disorder affecting voluntary movement. It causes a child to have difficulty moving or coordinating his or her body. The problem may be mild … More Educational Psychology: What impact does physical differences such as celebral palsy have on the learning process of a student?

Educational Psychology: Can you give instances of Sensory Exceptionalities in the teaching environment?

  CHAPTER ELEVEN THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER 11 b iii). Give instances of Sensory Exceptionalities Sensory Exceptionalities Hearing impairments (the deaf) Who are deaf children? The deaf children are those who are born with little or no hearing or who suffered the loss of hearing in infancy before speech and language patterns are acquired. Not all … More Educational Psychology: Can you give instances of Sensory Exceptionalities in the teaching environment?

Educational Psychology: What are some of the methodologies a teacher can use to identify hearing impairment? How can a teacher manage this challenge?

CHAPTER ELEVEN THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER 11 b iv). Provide some of the methodologies a teacher can use in order to identify a child with hearing impairment and manage them effectively. Characteristics of the hearing impaired children Hearing impaired children do not hear speech. Consequently, they do not acquire oral language. Intellectually, some deaf children could … More Educational Psychology: What are some of the methodologies a teacher can use to identify hearing impairment? How can a teacher manage this challenge?

Educational Psychology: Which steps ought to be followed in managing hearing and vision impaired learners?

CHAPTER ELEVEN THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER 11 c i). Give some of the strategies you will apply to ensure that your vision and hearing impaired students are adequately managed. How are hearing impaired children managed? Over the years several approaches have been developed in the management of hearing impaired children. They have been trained in speech … More Educational Psychology: Which steps ought to be followed in managing hearing and vision impaired learners?

Educational Psychology: Can you give an observation of blindness in the teaching environment?

CHAPTER ELEVEN THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER 11 c ii). Examine blindness in the teaching environment. The Visually Impaired Definition of the term blindness Blindness is generally defined as visual acuity for distance vision of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the best correction. Very simply put a person will be defined as blind if they … More Educational Psychology: Can you give an observation of blindness in the teaching environment?

Educational Psychology: Can you give a comprehensive definition of intervention in the context of the learning environment? What is Intervention? What is its impact in learning?

CHAPTER ELEVEN THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER 11 c iii). Define the concept of Intervention in the context of the learning environment Intervention Intervention is a concept that involves identifying the child with handicaps and helping that child in developing his maximum potentials. When should intervention programs begin? Intervention should start early in child development. At least … More Educational Psychology: Can you give a comprehensive definition of intervention in the context of the learning environment? What is Intervention? What is its impact in learning?

Educational Psychology: What are some of the services offered to exceptional children?

  CHAPTER ELEVEN THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER 11 c iv). Analyze the services which are offered to exceptional children. Services for exceptional children In Kenya today there are many services available for exceptional children. 1.Special schools and units There are special schools and units of every category of special children, among them are residential and day … More Educational Psychology: What are some of the services offered to exceptional children?