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Syllabus - Fall 2006  -Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:30

Week 1 Sept. 5

Course Description/Requirements
Overview and Definition of Learning Disabilities
History of Learning Disabilities
Special Education Laws
Characteristics of the L.D. Child

Week 2 Sept. 12

Young Children & Learning Disabilities
Causes/Contributing Factors and Learning Disabilities
Medical Aspects of Learning Disabilities

Week 3 Sept. 19

Why We Test
Factors That Affect Testing
Adolescents and Learning Disabilities

Demonstration of Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test

Week 4 Sept. 26

Assessment
Formal vs. Informal Testing

  • TEXT: Chapter 2
  • Quiz - TEXT: Chapters 1, 9, 8, pages 220 – 231, pages 245 – 253

    Week 5 Oct. 3

    Clinical Teaching

  • TEXT: Chapter 3
  • OCTOBER 10 - NO TUESDAY CLASS - FOLLOW MONDAY SCHEDULE

    Week 6 Oct. 17

    Educational Settings
    WISC Demonstration

  • TEXT: Chapter 4
  • Week 7 Oct. 24

    Attention Deficit Disorder
    WISC Interpretation

  • TEXT: Chapter 6
  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Interpretation Due

    Week 8 Oct. 31

    Motor Development & Learning Disabilities

  • TEXT: Pages 231-244
  • Demonstration of Wide Achievement Test

    Week 9 Nov. 7

    Language Development

  • TEXT : Chapter 10
  • Quiz 2: Chapters 2, 3, 4, 6

    Week 10 Nov. 14

    Reading & Learning Disabilities

  • TEXT: Chapter 11
  • Week 11 Nov. 21

    Written Expression pages 430 - 434
    Spelling pages 447 – 448, 450 – 451
    Handwriting pages 458 - 462
    Mathematics pages 476 - 483

    WRAT Interpretation Due

    Week 12 Nov. 28

    Student presentation of Web sites
    Learning Styles Test

    CASE STUDY REVIEW

    Week 13 Dec. 5

    OPEN BOOK CASE HISTORY

    Students must bring their notebook and text to class.

    Week 14 Dec. 12

    LAST CLASS
    Review Case History

    Quiz 3: Chapters 10. 11, pages 231 – 244 Perceptual Terminology, pages 430 - 434 Written Expression, pages 447 – 448, pages 450 – 451 Spelling, pages 458 - 462 Handwriting, pages 476 – 483 Mathematics

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