What You’ll Learn at LASC in the Children with Special Needs Skills Certificate
With your Children with Special Needs Skill Certificate, you’ll be equipped to work with children with special needs and their families. You may want to apply the skills you’ve learned to a career as a special education teacher, teaching assistant, or further your education to work in occupational therapy or speech-language pathology. This certificate will:
- Expand your knowledge of what social identity development is in diverse societies so you are aware of cultural situations, as well as your own cultural norms so you make appropriate decisions for the children and their families you are working with.
- Discover tools you can use to accommodate and adapt to environments and curriculum that meet the needs of differently-abled children, so every child can gain educational experiences appropriate for their situation.
- Learn the core professional standards to working in an environment with children and their families, as well as develop strategies and techniques for building sensitive and respectful family relationships to make a positive impact on your community at large.
- Want to get a bachelor’s degree? If you haven’t received your associate degree, LASC offers associate degrees in Child Development, as well as an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree. You will save money on your first two years of college learning from resourceful faculty before you transfer to a four-year college or university. You can even receive a guaranteed transfer into a CSU, and some UCs! Visit your academic counselor to find out more.