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The following article was posted on November 15th, 2012, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 13, Issue 36 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 13, Issue 36

Learn more about children with special needs

Allan Hancock College’s early childhood studies program is offering two classes this spring for people who work with special needs children

“Infant Intervention” offers an introductory overview for working with infants and toddlers at risk for special needs, and their families. Students will examine risk factors, learn how to access community resources, discuss strategies for assisting families, and explore using typical play to facilitate development for children with special needs. This three-unit class will be offered on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 22, 2013, at 3:20 p.m. on the Santa Maria campus.

“The Preschool Child with Special Needs” will provide an overview of the characteristics of preschool children with special needs and educational styles most suited to their needs. Students learn strategies for coping with care-giving challenges, and learn about resources available to assist them, the child, and families. This three-unit class will be offered Tuesday evenings beginning Jan. 22, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. on the Santa Maria campus.

Priority registration begins Nov. 27; open registration begins Dec. 2. All students register online at hancockcollege.edu.

For more registration information, call 922-6966, Ext. 3248, or dial Ext. 3381 for more information about Early Childhood Studies program.

School Scene is compiled by Managing Editor Amy Asman. Information should be sent to the Sun via fax, e-mail, or mail.