Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Learning Disabilities

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Inclusion and Access to Learning

DESCRIPTION This study-unit intends to introduce the students to the field of Learning Disabilities. Learning Disabilities is a relatively new field (less than forty years) and people with Learning Disabilities are the largest population within the field of Disabilities, having been and still are being often mislabled and misunderstood. The students will also be exposed to multi sensory techniques with regard to intervention and teaching techniques.

Tentative Study-unit Outline:

- Learning Disabilities: An Overview;
- Aetiology and Cognitive Difficulties;
- Personality and Social Characteristics;
- Assessment and Learning Disabilities;
- Dyslexia and Dyscalculia;
- ADhD A related Difficulty;
- Multi-sensory Techniques of Teaching Reading & Mathematics;
- The Child with LD in the Classroom;
- The future for a person with LD;
- Listening to parents and youngsters with LD.

Required Text:

- Bender William N. (2008 Latest Edition). Learning disabilities: Characteristics, Identification and Teaching Strategies (6th edition) Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, USA.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Reading list:

- Journal of learning disabilities (USA: pro-ed).
- Intervention in school and clinic (USA: pro-ed).
- Reading: A Journal about Literacy and Language in Education (Blackwell Publishers, UK).

ADDITIONAL NOTES Students reading psychology as an area of study.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM1 Yes 100%


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