Take your Advocacy Skills to the next level with just 12 One Day Courses.

The National Special Education Advocacy Institute, NSEAI, has been offering  BCEA™ trainings since 2008. They offered the first and the only national Board Certified Education Advocate program. This nationally recognized program is available for the benefit of parents & leaders in the education advocacy field, such as yourself.  


COURSE NUMBER:       1100- DCM

COURSE TITLE:               1100 – Disability Case Management  

DURATION:                     18.12 hours

Lecture 7.12 hours in 18 videos with out of class assignments of 11.00 hours 
Academic institutions may accept 1.81 quarter credit hours or a no-credit / non-certification grade per class.

This is the eleventh of 12 courses in a National Special Education Advocacy Training NSEAT™ program. It may stand-alone or be combined with the full 12-course program as the education prerequisite to the NSEAI Board Certified Education Advocate™ application.   This course was developed as a collegiate level course and is offered for continuing education credits at this location.

This course provides a broad introduction to understanding of the case management process and tools for multiple disabilities: Autism, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, ADD, intellectual disabilities, low incidence diagnoses...

Disorders as defined under IDEA, and from by the CDC, Early Signs And Symptoms, History and Characteristics. Current Research, Prevalence, Areas Of Need, and Severity Levels are outlined.
Support Development, Associated Learning Disorders, Underlying Characteristics Checklist,  Ziggurat Model, IEP Preparation, Myths, Behavioral Treatment Approaches, Medications, Co-Existing Conditions, Clinical Therapies, Mis-diagnosis, Complementary Therapies, other Common Diagnoses and Research Based Interventions are outlined, Demographics, Family Support, Diagnosis vs. Prognosis, Service Delivery Models, Case Management, DSM-5, and Case Management Tools.

Social Cognition And Competence, Family Dynamics, Hidden Curriculum's, Pragmatic Language, Friendship Skills,Theory Of Mind, Disability Facts, and Diagnostic Tools are reviewed, Social Cognition And Competence, Areas Of Treatment, Social Communication Disorder,and Biomedical Treatment will be reviewed as well as Intellectual Disorders.

This course is designed to expand parental and professional education advocacy skills with a broad knowledge base related to disability case management. This course provides information to students with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, educators, lawyers, paralegals, state and federal agencies and related service providers on research and treatment interventions and their use.

Definition of Diagnoses under – IDEA
DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria
Diagnosis does not necessarily predict prognosis
Disability Facts
Co-Existing Conditions
Areas of Need 
Families Stressors
Early signs and symptoms
Theory of Mind
Vision comorbid diagnoses 
Transition Planning
Hidden Curriculum Key Words:
Educational Therapies
Augmentative Communication
Listening Therapies
Treatment Approaches
Family Support
Service Delivery Models
Case Management
Support Development

After completing the program, participants will:
•    Define multiple disorders
•    Identify key underlying features in disabilities
•    Identify key comorbid conditions
•    Outline case management approaches



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