EDUC 0377 - Learning Disabilities and Instructional Strategies

Credits: 3

This course introduces teacher candidates to the history and current practices in the diagnosis and remediation of learning difficulties, including the identification of specific learning disabilities and major theories of etiology.  The discrepancy model and Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to the identification of students with learning disabilities will be examined.  A variety of informal and formal methods of assessment and instructional strategies will also be explored.  Participants will be introduced to the legal requirements, purpose, format and content of and Individualized Education Program (IEP) and how to utilize assessment information in the development of goals and objectives.  The course will take a whole-child approach to the development of learning strategies, in which the impact of learning difficulties and student's social and emotional development will be emphasized along with cultural and contextual considerations.

Prerequisites: EDUC 0221 .

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