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Care Courses offers distance-learning courses for child care providers and parents. Use our childcare professional development clock hours for most US States continuing education inservice requirements and registries, for CDA Certification (Child Development Associate Credential), for CDA Renewal and for NAC Renewal. All our professional development courses give both Clock Hours and IACET CEUs.

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Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities

8 Clock Hours / 0.8 CEUs / $46.00

Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities Care Course

Course Description: 

This course applies to children of all ages. 

All children have needs; some have more specialized needs than others. Learn the goals of early education for children with special needs, the characteristics of common physical disabilities, how various disabilities affect children's ability to function, and curriculum adaptations to meet the needs of children with physical disabilities and help them develop and learn. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities you will be able to explain the purpose, content, and function of early intervention service plans; identify the goals of early education for children with special needs; and describe signs that young children’s development is not progressing normally and report your observations to parents. Read More.

Please Note: This course is only offered in the Online Course format.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
CSH-23NL9 Online Course English80.8 $46.00

Attention Massachusetts Students: This course is a diverse learner course. For others, click here.

Topics covered:
  • Types, causes, signs and effects of disabilities and impairments
  • Considerations and requirements for caring for children with disabilities
  • Early intervention and services
  • Ways caregivers can optimally teach and care for children with physical disabilities
  • Features of accessible early childhood facilities

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.

Comments on Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities:

Thank you for following up with me about the course. I felt that the course was very self-explanatory.  The course was also very helpful. I do not have any special needs children in my care, however, this course was great to know all the facts about the special needs children. For the future, if I do have children in my care with any type of special needs,  I can take the proper tools I have learned to make sure I take the best of care for all my children. - Westville, Illinois

I have had a wonderful experience so far with Care Courses. I included a question with my order and received an email and telephone answer the same day!  Outstanding!  I have completed and returned my answer sheet and look forward to receiving the results. Thank you for making training convenient! - Whitman, Massachusetts

Thank you for being there-- because for me last minute is sometime all I can handle. I thought I was set for my daycare re licensing visit-- two weeks before my expiration date and was surprised to hear I needed 6 hours of Diversity training-- so I headed to the computer and headed right to Care Courses-- I did my work online in two sittings and took the test-- then forwarded the confirmation of the test to EEC-- YEAH-- the certificate came quickly-- which I sent to the State as well... Yeah--requirements completed-- . Mission accomplished! - Woburn, Massachusetts

Completion deadline: This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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Care Courses currently offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

Clock hours and CEUs are documented on official Care Courses certificates of completion which are accessed in the My Courses area of your account.

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