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Learning and Developmental Disabilities Minor

This minor enhances understanding of learning and developmental disabilities, and explores an interdisciplinary approach to the health, education and care of infants, children and adults with disabilities.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete one of

EDUC 220 - Introduction to Educational Psychology (3)

A survey of educational research and theories concerning motivation, learning, development, and individual differences in classroom settings. May be applied towards the certificate in liberal arts. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 John Nesbit
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 John Nesbit
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D102 John Nesbit
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103 John Nesbit
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D104 John Nesbit
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D105 John Nesbit
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D106 John Nesbit
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D107 John Nesbit
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D108 John Nesbit
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D109 John Nesbit
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D110 John Nesbit
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D111 John Nesbit
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
PSYC 250 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)

Considers the psychological and physical aspects of human development from conception through middle childhood. Topics include social, emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual and physical development. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sherrie Atwood
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby

Recommended Lower Division Courses

LING 220 - Introduction to Linguistics (3)

The description and analysis of language patterns. Focuses on the structure of sounds, words, sentences, and meaning. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A320
TBD
D100 Heather Bliss
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D102
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D103
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D104
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D105
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D106
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D107
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D108
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
PSYC 221 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3)

Introduction to the study of cognitive and perceptual processes. Topics include memory, perception, attention, language, mental imagery, creativity, judgment and decision-making, and an introduction to cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, dyslexia, aphasia and attention-deficit disorder. Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Richard Wright
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum total of 15 units, including both of

EDUC 422 - Learning Disabilities (4)

A study of conceptual and historic foundations of learning disabilities and an introduction to the methodologies of diagnosis and of learning disabilities. Prerequisite: PSYC 250 or corequisite of EDUC 315 or 473. Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pamela Filiatrault-Veilleux
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
EDUC 424 - Learning Disabilities: Laboratory (4)

Supervised experience in analysis and evaluation of treatment strategies to be used with classroom students having learning disabilities. Prerequisite: Prerequisite or corequisite: EDUC 422. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

and one of

EDUC 315 - Individual and Developmental Differences in Language Acquisition (3)

A review of theories of language acquisition and their relationship to child communication disorders. Topics include: theories of language acquisition; individual and developmental differences in language acquisition; language structure and use in children with diverse disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, sensory disabilities and emotional and behavioral disabilities, interdisciplinary approaches to early intervention in the home, school and community. Prerequisite: EDUC 220 or PSYC 250 or LING 100. Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
EDUC 473W - Designs for Learning: Reading (4)

Offers theoretical and practical information about teaching reading in K-12 general education settings. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Students with credit for EDUC 473 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

and at least one of (ensuring a minimum of 15 upper division units are taken):

EDUC 426 - Teaching Children and Youth with Special Needs (4)

An introduction to the field of special education including studies of the definitional criteria and characteristics of major categories of special need, and the distinctive instructional challenges associated with these categories. The course focuses on the special learning needs of school age students, both elementary and secondary school levels, and emphasizes both the analysis of issues and treatment needs across the array of special needs. Prerequisite: Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check. 60 units including EDUC 220 or PSYC 250, or EDUC 401/402 or Corequsite: EDUC 403.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Elina Birmingham
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1325, Vancouver
EDUC 427 - Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings. (4)

A review of classroom teaching practices that support learning for children with high-incidence disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, mild intellectual disabilities, moderate behavior disorders). Topics include: introduction to inclusive teaching, collaboration partnerships and procedures, teaching students with high-incidence disabilities, developing effective teaching skills, improving classroom behavior and social skills, promoting inclusion with peers, enhancing motivation and affect, assessment and teaching in the content areas. Prerequisite: Co-requisite EDUC 422 plus one of the following: Prerequisite EDUC 401/2 or co-requisite EDUC 403 or experience working with children with high-incidence disabilities. The last option would require instructor approval.

EDUC 428W - Nature and Nurture of Gifted Students (4)

Conceptions and misconceptions related to the nature and education of individuals with extraordinary abilities will be introduced. Implications for teaching and learning will be examined. The nature and feasibility of curriculum differentiation, flexible pacing, and other educational options for these students will be critiqued. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/2 or EDUC 403. Students must successfully complete an SFU Criminal Records Check. Writing.

EDUC 475 - Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)

Focuses on teaching elementary school mathematics. Students explore mathematical learning, their own mathematical thinking, and curriculum; and plan mathematical instruction within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Students must successfully complete an SFU criminal records check. Quantitative.

PSYC 354 - Development of Children's Thinking (3)

Examines research and theory concerning the origins and development of cognition in humans. Traces the development of language and children's thinking about the physical and social world from birth to adulthood, with a focus on infancy and childhood. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 250.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jeremy Carpendale
Tanya Broesch
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D105
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D106
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D107
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
PSYC 355 - Adolescent Development (3)

Considers human development from the end of childhood to the beginning of the adult stage, from a bio-social point of view. Included among the topics are psychological effects of sexual maturation, choice of vocation and marriage partner, effects of participation in the gang and youth organization, cultural variations in the patterns of growth. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 250.

PSYC 356 - Developmental Psychopathology (3)

Examines theoretical approaches, research findings, and treatment outlooks concerning problems and disorders in childhood development. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 241 and 250.

PSYC 491 - Advanced Topics in Psychology (4)

Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 210, 60 units, a CGPA of 3.0. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Cox
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6152, Burnaby