EDS 216 A/B

Movement, Mobility, Sensory, & Specialized Health Care

Spring, 2005
4:00 to 5:50 PM
Tuesday - Eureka Hall 315
Wednesday - Eureka Hall 315
Instructor Steven Daley, Ph.D.

Text (required)

Batshaw, M.L. (2002). Children with disabilities (5th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Text (recommended)

Accardo, P.J., Whitman, B.Y. (2002). Dictionary of developmental disabilities terminology (2nd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Catalog Description - EDS 216A

This course provides an overview of strategies and technological aids for managing the needs of students with severe physical disabilities and the needs of students with visual and hearing impairments.

Basic concepts and strategies for positioning, handling, and management of routines for activities such as feeding and personal hygiene are stressed, and the use of alternative communication strategies.
(30 hours lecture/discussion).

Course Objectives

Student Evaluation & Grading

Student evaluation for EDS 216A involves two principal data points: quizzes and case analyses. It also includes two other small assignments, Barriers to Inclusion and a Professional Development Plan. For EDS 216B, Fieldwork, the primary evaluation is based on completion of fieldwork according to your instructor-approved fieldwork proposal.

These assignments are described separately and due dates are listed in the Weekly Schedule. Please seek clarification from the instructor if any course assignment is not clear to you.

Total points available for the EDS 216A is 730.

Letter Grade Point Total
A 657-730
B 584-656
C 511-583
D 438-510
F <438
EDS 216B is graded Credit/No Credit

Student Conduct

Students are expected to interact with peers and the instructor in a collegial, cooperative, and professional manner. In the rare event that a student engages in behavior not appropriate to the class setting, the instructor shall intervene. When a student has engaged in inappropriate behavior in this course or in fieldwork related to this course the instructor reserves the right to amend student’s final grade.

Academic Honesty

In this course, it is assumed and expected that all work produced is your own (including all quizzes, cases, and other products required throughout the semester). Independent work is a product that is neither copied from the work of another nor an altered version of the work of another. Independent work does not rely solely upon information or perspective that is provided by another person. Cheating, in any form, will not be tolerated. The instructor retains authority to fail a student in EDS 216A/B when there is a reasonable assumption that cheating has occurred. A directive to the department chair for removal from the program will be implemented when a student has engaged in behavior inconsistent with the university policy on academic honesty.

Individual Circumstances and the Need for Any Change to the Syllabus

Any exceptions to course expectations as stated in this syllabus must be requested in advance of due date of the assignment. Any change from this syllabus, or change to any information provided for any assignment described in this website, MUST be in writing. This includes content as well as due dates for assignments. There will be no exceptions to this policy. If we agree to any change in requirements or due dates for any assignment, and if I should forget, please remind me that we have an obligation to record any change in writing. Again, there will be no exceptions to this policy.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

If you have a diagnosed disability or believe that you have a disability that might require reasonable accommodation on the part of the instructor, please contact the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities. As a part of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the student to disclose a disability prior to requesting accommodations from the instructor.

Contacting the Instructor

Here’s how to get in touch with me...by email, by phone, or in-person.
E-mail: use Private Mail in WebCT for all EDS 216A/B matters
(for email NOT related to this course, find me at sdaley@csus.edu)
Voice: (916) 278-4950
Office: Eureka 306

Spring 2005 Office Hours: Wednesday, 1:00 to 3:45