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Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities

8 Clock Hours / 0.8 CEUs

Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities Care Course
Illinois students, please click here.

Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities 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.


Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursTraditional CEUsQuantityTuition 
CSH-13N9 CourseBook English80.8 $44.00
CSH-23N9 Online Course English80.8 $44.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either CourseBook OR Online Course format.

Core of Knowledge/Core Competency/Training Category Info Pages: Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, MinnesotaMissouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New YorkOregon, Vermont, Washington State and Wisconsin

Attention Illinois students: This course does NOT meet the special needs requirement for Illinois. Click here for our course that DOES meets the Illinois Special Needs training requirement.

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

Attention New York students: This interactive edition is not yet approved in New York. Click here for a list of approved courses in New York.


After completing this course, 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
  • describe signs that young children’s development is not progressing normally and report your observations to parents
  • describe the symptoms of major physical disabilities
  • explain ways to provide appropriate care for children with various physical disabilities
  • identify and describe symptoms that signal possible problems associated with various physical impairments and share these observations with parents
  • list appropriate goals for your early childhood program
  • construct specific teaching guidelines and methods to meet the needs of each child with physical disabilities
  • explain ways to adapt your curriculum to meet the needs of each child with physical disabilities
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.

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

Assessment methods: Final Lesson Multiple Choice Quizzes and Short Essay 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

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Care Courses offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official mailed certificate of completion. The CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

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To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must 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.

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