Educating Exceptional Children: Special Education

Discuss the issues and challenges that are faced by many families with children with autism.

Why is Response to Intervention (RTI) an important educational strategy? Consider in particular the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Discuss the difference between the discrepancy model and the Response to Intervention model in diagnosing a child with a learning disability. Why is early identification of children with exceptionalities important? How is early identification connected to an ecological model of exceptionality?