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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Learning Disability)

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Open
Fall 2021 Sep 27, 2021 - Dec 03, 2021 Sep 10, 2021 Open
Winter 2022 Jan 24, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022 Jan 14, 2022 Open
Late Winter 2022 Feb 21, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022 Feb 11, 2022 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT816
  • CAN 685.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

The Additional Qualification course Special Education – Communication - Learning Disabilities focuses on the theory and practice to support students with learning disabilities. Throughout this course, you will explore the various definitions and characteristics of learning disabilities. Through discussion and collaborations, you will discover cognitive, academic, and social-emotional implications of LD and generate ways to develop a positive learning environment for students with LD. You will address how social-emotional issues affect academic outcomes, research various academic strategies, and brainstorm the implications of psychological processes for students with LD. You will provided with the opportunity to apply your learning to developing student profiles, transition plans, and gain applicable strategies that you can use in your teaching practice.

This course focuses on learning disabilities (LD):

• what they are
• implications of having a learning disability
• learning theories and programs that help students with LD
• creating conditions that promote and maintain an inclusive and positive classroom and school
• importance of collaborating with school-based teams and community personnel

Course Learning Expectations

In this course you will:

• explore the various definitions and characteristics of learning disabilities
• discover cognitive, academic, and social-emotional implications of LD
• generate ways to develop a positive learning environment for students with LD
• investigate instructional approaches that enable you to adapt your teaching to meet the needs of students with LD
• consider assessment and evaluation strategies that work for students with LD
• develop professional development practices
• compare the various definitions of learning disabilities and discuss the implications
• discuss how social-emotional issues impact academic outcomes
• research various academic strategies
• describe the implications of psychological processes for students with LD
• create a student profile and transition plan

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Requirements

Application Requirements

We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm that you are an OCT member.

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Materials

Course Materials

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Accommodations

Accommodations

Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.

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