The Misunderstood Child

The Misunderstood Child

296.00

Teachers play a vitally important role in helping children with learning disabilities achieve their full potential.  Resources about learning disabilities and the problems that may be related including acting out, alcohol abuse and isolation will be discussed.  This course aims to provide an overview of the child’s world of learning differences and disabilities, covering assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis.  Sensory integration problems, autism, dyslexia, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, LD, and giftedness will be discussed.

2 Semester Credits, ED 501

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Course Outcomes

  • Become familiar with glossary and the definitions of the field of learning disabilities
  • Discusses differentiating instruction, assessment and learning strategies 
  • Discussion on how learning disabilities affect behavior
  • Discussion of accommodations.

Text:  Silver, Larry B. (2006). Misunderstood Child (4th ed.). NY: Three River Press

Requirements of participation

Class assignments and activities are designed to enhance students’ education and develop their skills in research, critical analysis, and academic writing.