Orthopedically Impaired Added Authorization
The Orthopedically Impaired Added Authorization (OI AA) is designed to prepare credentialed teachers to serve students with physical disabilities related to a range of neuromotor conditions, from birth to 22 years of age in school and community settings. Increasingly, teachers are needed to serve students with complex communication needs through Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT) applications. Candidates completing the OI AA will expand their knowledge and skills to serve students through assessment, curricular adaptations, and supporting essential life skills that include communication, academics, personal independence, vocational experiences. The design and application of appropriate AAC and AT systems are core features of the OI AA program. Areas of study and practice also include a focus on integration of health care services for students with physical disabilities through collaboration with family members and related professionals.
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Candidates for the OI AA need to hold a Preliminary or Clear Education Specialist Instruction Credential or equivalent in one of the following areas: Early Childhood Special Education, Mild-Moderate Disabilities, Extensive Support Needs, or Visual Impairments.
Orthopedically Impaired Added Authorization (OI AA) Curriculum
|Issues in Augmentative and Alternative Education
|Teaching Individuals with Physical and Health Impairments
|Physical Health & Sensory Disabilities: Implications and Management
|Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities