ECTS - Individuals with Special Needs

Individuals with Special Needs (CHL202) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Individuals with Special Needs CHL202 3 2 0 4 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to gain knowledge and skills on the special education of children at risk in during childhood (0-6 years), recognize children with special needs in professional practice, and direct them to the necessary institutions.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • He/she searces statistics on basic concepts in special education: child in need of special education; number of children with special needs.
  • He/she defines "special education", "history", and "barrier" terms.
  • He/she explains the attitudes towards the disabled and their reasons.
  • He/she discusses about the special education system in Turkey.
  • He/she explains what an individualized education program is and how it is done.
  • He/she explains diagnostic methods and processes.
Course Content Definition of special needs, terms related to special needs, history of special education in the world and in Turkey, opinions about special education, principles of special education, administrative regulations, classification in special education, causes of disability, prevalence of children with special needs, prevention and treatment inclusion, the place of people with disabilities in society; approach, assessment, support and orientation to special needs groups and families.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Basic concepts, labeling and language used in special education
2 Prevalence, world disability statistics, disability statistics in Turkey, number of children in the 0-6 age group who need special education
3 Definitions and classification of disability in law no. 5378
4 Attitudes towards people with disabilities and factors affecting attitudes
5 Attitudes towards people with disabilities and factors affecting attitudes
6 Who are the children who need special education?
7 What is special education? special education personnel
8 Midterm
9 Legal regulations in special education, trends in the past, present and future of special education
10 History of special education in Turkey
11 Special education services in Turkey
12 Evaluation in special education
13 Individualized education programs
14 Inclusive education
15 Overview
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Özel Eğitime Gereksinimi Olan Öğrenciler ve Özel Eğitim
2. Yetersizliği Olan Bireylerin Dil ve İletişim Becerilerinin Desteklenmesi
3. Özel Eğitimde Yasal Düzenlemeler

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have basic theoretical knowledge about the field within the scope of health, education and support services, organizational structure and systematics. X
2 To be able to understand the basic concepts, approaches and theories in the field of child development, to associate them with current life, national and international developments. X
3 To be able to use sciences such as health, education, and psychology along with the basic knowledge and skills of the discipline of child development. X
4 To be able to identify the problems encountered and develop solutions based on the knowledge and skills required by the discipline of child development. X
5 To be able to independently carry out the necessary work as an individual and as a team member, and take responsibility in the practices related to child development education in preschool education institutions, private education institutions and health institutions X
6 To be able to have the necessary basic knowledge for applications in preschool education institution, private education institution and health institutions related to child development education. X
7 To be able to determine the learning needs associated to lifelong learning related to child development and education and to make the necessary guidance. X
8 To be able to act in accordance with professional ethics and social-responsibility-understanding in all field practices and social relations of the profession X
9 To be able to carry out studies on child development to raise awareness of society and other professional groups . X
10 To be able to follow the information in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a universal foreign language. X
11 To be able to do resource research for the purpose of accessing information, to use databases, numerical values and other information sources. X
12 To be able to communicate effectively with the family and the child in accordance with the cultural structure, and to work in cooperation in child development studies. X
13 To be able to act in accordance with social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in all studies in the field of child development. X
14 To be able to show sensitivity to the universality of social rights in the field of child development, protection of quality cultural values, occupational health and safety. X
15 To be able to evaluate and prepare the materials required by the field of child development (educational toys, educational books and brochures, game material) and to use them for educational purposes. X
16 To be able to determine the developmental differences of 0-18 year old children at an early stage, to prepare and implement appropriate education programs. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 5 80
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 15 1 15
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 8 8
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 7 7
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 125