EDUC 0577 - Learning Disabilities and Instructional Strategies

Credits: 3

This graduate 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 an 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 on a student's social and emotional development will be emphasized along with cultural and contextual considerations. This graduate course is cross-listed with EDUC 0377 and is differentiated by assignments, learning outcomes and expectations at an advanced level.   Prerequisite: EDUC 0540

Prerequisites: EDUC 0540 - Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs  

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