CEC - Development and Characteristics of Learners
Special educators know and demonstrate respect for their students first as unique human beings.Special educators understand the similarities and differences in human development and thecharacteristics between and among individuals with and without exceptional learning needs (ELN)1. Moreover, special educators understand how exceptional conditions can interact with the domains of human development and they use this knowledge to respond to the varying abilities
and behaviors of individual’s with ELN. Special educators understand how the experiences of individuals with ELN can impact families, as well as the individual’s ability to learn, interact socially, and live as fulfilled contributing members of the community.