Education of Students with Learning Difficulties

Course code EDUC6085
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Focuses on learning difficulties in the basic academic areas of reading, spelling, mathematics and comprehension. An overview is provided of likely causes of learning difficulties or the effects of these difficulties on reading, spelling or numeracy. Methods of assisting children with learning difficulties are also reviewed.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. to provide an overview of likely underlying causes of learning difficulties

2. to discuss methods of identification of underlying causes of learning difficulties

3. to outline the nature of the reading process and identify the likely effects of underlying causes on specific reading skills and strategies

4. to provide information of the nature of specific difficulties in spelling and early level numeracy

5. to provide an overview of service delivery models for studies with learning difficulties

Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Employment services
  3. Accommodation services
  4. Leisure and Recreation services
  5. Advocacy and self-advocacy services
  6. Founding models

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self directed learning equivalent to 2 hours per week for external students.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self directed learning equivalent to 2 hours per week for external students.