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Course Description

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Education-Special Education - SPE 125

Learning Disabilities

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the perceptual and learning issues of persons with learning disabilities and special education programs in the public school which provide specialized learning situations for them. The diagnosis of disorders of visual and auditory perception, language, motor coordination, cognition and attention-deficit related to the learning processes are discussed. Coursework explores specific recommendations for remediation and implications for school planning when working with students with learning disabilities. Current best practices in the field of special education provide the framework for the course.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None


(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Appraise the major causes of learning disabilities.
  • Summarize the major categories of learning disabilities.
  • Explain the behavioral characteristics of persons with learning disabilities.
  • Summarize the key aspects of visual and auditory perception disorders.
  • Summarize the key aspects of language and communication disorders.
  • Summarize the key aspects of attention disorders.
  • Contrast educational setting options for persons with learning disabilities.
  • Verify appropriate behavior management strategies rooted in understanding behavior and respecting the student in educational settings for children and adults with learning disabilities.
  • Explain the Child Protection Law and Mandated Reporting of Suspected Abuse and Neglect.
  • Explain the learning characteristics of persons with learning disabilities.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday