A survey of the basic characteristics and educational needs of children and youth who require special or exceptional education services in school. The course covers techniques that help the classroom teacher identify and refer students who may need special services. This course will assist pre-/in-service teachers to apply their knowledge of each exceptionality by adapting to their teaching techniques to meet the needs of special students. Emphasis will focus on recognizing attributes of emotional, intellectual, physical and social aspects of exceptional learners. School-site and/or special needs agency observations are required. (This course is designed to meet the requirements of Georgia House Bill 671).