Summer 2021 - EDUC 422 OL01

Learning Disabilities (4)

Class Number: 4560

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Jul 5, 2021
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Aug 11, 2021
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 250 or corequisite of EDUC 315 or 473. Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A study of conceptual and historic foundations of learning disabilities and an introduction to the methodologies of diagnosis and of learning disabilities.

COURSE DETAILS:

A study of conceptual and historic foundations of learning disabilities and an introduction to the methodologies of diagnosis and intervention of children with learning disabilities. The course covers many topics including the identification and diagnosis of learning disabilities related to reading, writing, mathematics and language; the impact of learning disabilities on individuals, schools, communities, and society as a whole; and the pedagogical perspectives for instructional intervention of children with learning disabilities, including Universal Design and Direct Instruction.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Explore their own and others views of the conceptions of learning disabilities
2. Review and evaluate research findings on the cognitive and perceptual origins of learning disabilities related to reading, writing, mathematics and language.
3. Evaluate the impact of the social determinants of health on learning disabilities.
4. Identify current issues relevant to educational practice and research in the field of learning disabilities.

Grading

  • Assignments 55%
  • Mid-term Exam 15%
  • Final Exam 20%
  • Discussions 10%

NOTES:

The course will be delivered asynchronously.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Handbook of Learning Disabilities (2nd Ed. 2014), Swanson et al.
ISBN: 9781462518685

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021

Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).