Students with Special Educational Needs (EDPD5001)


It is intended that this unit of study will examine the general and specific characteristics and learning requirements of children with intellectual, physical, language, sensory, learning, behavioural and/or emotional disabilities and an understanding of disability issues, legislation and policy.. Through the study and discussion of theory and research related to such issues, students will be guided more explicitly to an understanding and critical evaluation of research literature in these fields, focusing particularly upon the cognitive, affective, social, and behavioural needs and characteristics of students with disability. This focus is intended to enable the reading of professional publications with understanding, and to develop skills of critical review and analysis necessary for the evaluation of research in the field using current disability models.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


1x annotated bibliography (20%) and 1x critique (30%) and 1x major paper (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.