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Disabled Students Programs & Services

 

 

Courses & Syllabi

 

Specialized Instruction

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Students may enroll in special classes taught by DSP&S Specialists.

Learning Skills (LRNSK) 50 Teaches skills in spelling, vocabulary, phonetic analysis, reading comprehension and basic writing skills.

 

Learning Skills (LRNSK) 70 An introduction to an adaptive computer technology course for students with disabilities. Students explore different technologies appropriate for their individual needs and have an opportunity to practice computers skills, which they will gain through this course. A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows will be helpful, but not necessary. Some of the technologies that will be explored are: screen readers, scan and read programs, speech recognition, close circuit TV, etc.

 

Learning Skills (LRNSK) 081 A self-paced course covering place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and word problems.

 

Learning Skills (LRNSK) 082 A self-paced course covering fractions, decimals, percentages and word problems. Students enrolling in Learning Skills 82 should already know basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

 

PE-048 Adaptive Physical Education is designed to meet the needs of students with physical limitations.



Courses and Syllabi

Learning Skills LRNSK 50: Multimodal Strategies for Reading and Spelling

 

Course Description
This is a course is designed to help students learn strategies for decoding and spelling words. Instruction will focus on basic patterns of the English language.

 

Course Objectives
By the end of the semester you should be able to:

  1. Identify the three basic syllable patterns in English and their characteristic vowel sounds.
  2. Use word identification strategies to decode words making use of phonetic/structural analysis and sentence context clues.
  3. Use phonetic, visual memory, and tactile-kinesthetic strategies to strengthen spelling skills.
  4. Use the pronunciation key in the dictionary to independently check the accuracy of your pronunciations.

 

Course Requirements

1. Attendance is required for all class sessions. If you are unable to attend class for any reason, please call and leave a message. Progress can only be made if you attend class regularly. Poor attendance may lead to being dropped from the class. If you anticipate problems that will interfere with regular and prompt attendance, please talk with me immediately.

 

2. One hour a week of lab is required outside of class time. The purpose of this lab hour is to provide a structured time for you to practice and apply the skills you are learning in class. You will sign up for a lab time in small groups which will meet weekly throughout the semester with me or the Instructional Assistant for this course. Attendance at these sessions is required.

 

3. You must complete the Skill is Checklist by the end of the semester. This Checklist is basically a series of individually administered quizzes that provide feedback on your mastery of skills which are learned throughout the semester. You will take these quizzes during your lab hour; all quizzes on the checklist must be completed with 80% accuracy to receive credit for this course. Quizzes can be retaken until you have achieved this level of mastery.

 

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Learning Skills (LRNSK) 70: Adaptive Computer Technology

 

Course overview goals/objectives/learner outcomes/requirements
This is an introduction to adaptive computer technology. Students will explore different technologies appropriate for their individual needs and have an opportunity to practice the computers skills they will gain through this course. A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows will be helpful, but not necessary. Some of the technologies that will be explored are: basic computer skills, scan and read programs, speech recognition, closed circuit TV, etc.


Each student is required to turn in their own work. No sharing of assignments is permitted. All electronic devices (cell phones, PDA’s, etc.) need to be turned off during class, lab and testing.



Learning Skills (LRNSK) 81: Learning Skills Math Reasoning and Strategies I

 

Course Description

This course is the first of two basic self-paced math strategy courses designed for students with disabilities that impact learning math concepts.  If you have always struggled to learn multiplication tables, need more time to learn math concepts, or math skills don’t stick with you, this course is for you.  This self-paced course includes assessment to identify your learning strengths and weaknesses, as well as individualized math study skills strategies to help you succeed.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Materials

Number Power 1 by Jerry Howett

 

 

Learning Skills 82: Learning Skills Math Reasoning and Strategies II

 

Course Description

Have you always struggled with basic math skills?  Do you need more time to learn math concepts?  Do you need to learn fractions, decimals, percentages, or rounding skills?  This class is for you.  This is the second of two basic math strategy courses designed for students with disabilities that impact learning math concepts.  This self-paced course includes assessment to identify your learning strengths and weaknesses, as well as individualized math study skills strategies to help you succeed. 

 

Student Learning Outcomes