The Misunderstood Child

The Misunderstood Child


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

  • Analyze differentiating instruction, assessment and learning strategies

  • Learn how learning disabilities affect behavior

  • Research of accommodations for helping students.

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.