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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 Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
C300 Distance Education
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.

Recommended Lower Division Courses

LING 220 - Introduction to Linguistics (3)

An introduction to linguistic analysis. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Cliff Burgess
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
D101
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D102
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D103
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6100, 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
J100 Bertrand Sager
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey

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 Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Williamson
We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3200, Surrey
D101
Mo, Tu, Th, Fr 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM
SUR 5240, Surrey
D102
Mo, Tu, Th, Fr 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
SUR 5240, Surrey
E100 Robert Williamson
We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
EDB 8620.1, Burnaby
E101
Mo, Tu, Th, Fr 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
EDB 8620.1, Burnaby
E102
Mo, Tu, Th, Fr 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
EDB 8620.1, Burnaby

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Sheila Pace
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
EDB 7506, Burnaby
E200 Julie Sture
Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
EDB 7509, Burnaby
E300 Julie Sture
Th 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SUR 3280, Surrey

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 Ofelia Flores
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
EDB 7509, Burnaby
E100 Ofelia Flores
Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
EDB 7506, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lannie Kanevsky
Sa 9:30 AM – 3:20 PM
Sa 9:30 AM – 3:20 PM
Sa 9:30 AM – 3:20 PM
Sa 9:30 AM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9011, Burnaby
BLU 10921, Burnaby
BLU 10921, Burnaby
BLU 10655, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Annette Rouleau
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D200 Sheree Gillings Rodney
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5080, Surrey
D300 Stephen Campbell
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7509, Burnaby
D400 Stephen Campbell
We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7509, Burnaby
E100 Robert Sidley
Th 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
EDB 7509, Burnaby
E200 Ofer Marmur
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SUR 3270, Surrey
F200
Mo, We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
EDB 7608, Burnaby
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.

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.