EDS 280 - Foundations of Adult Learning Disabilities
Limited graduate coursework exists for training that covers adults with learning disabilities (LD) and the need for collaboration. Professional training is critically needed to meet the complex social, emotional and psychological issues of adults with LD. This class will incorporate key aspects from two previous courses to provide the framework and basic foundational underpinnings for other courses offered in the Certificate Program in Adult Learning Disabilities. This combined content will provide an opportunity to expand the understanding of the unique disability-related personal issues of the adult with LD.
Explore and analyze the most common social, emotional and psychological problems of adults with learning disabilities (LD) impacting cognition and learning. Topics include: current definitions, characteristics of learning disabilities (LD), the impact of dual diagnosis, and the collaborative role of the LD specialist regarding issues of professional conduct, ethics, and legality. Differences will be examined between LD and other disability categories such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Developmentally Delayed Learners (DDL), etc. 2 units.
EDS 285 - Strategies to Enhance Academic Skills for Adults with Learning Disabilities
Limited graduate coursework is available for professional training in the areas of compensatory learning strategies in reading, writing, spelling, math, academic study skills and the use of assistive technologies to support adults with learning disabilities. This course is vital in preparation for meeting the varied demands of the diverse population of adult with learning disabilities. A variety of technologies and compensatory strategies to enhance teaching that promote learning opportunities and skill building for life-long learning for adults with learning disabilities will be explored.
For adults with learning disabilities (LD), compensatory learning strategies are vital tools for success in the post-secondary academic arena and beyond. Learn to utilize the most effective teaching and learning strategies and review material and method for teaching adults with disabilities in reading, writing, spelling, and mathematics. Topics include: subtypes of learning disabilities; historical as well as current teaching approaches; formal and informal assessment methods; cognitive function as a basis of understanding learning behaviors and learning strategies; and current technologies available to enhance learning opportunities. Learn how to empower adults with LD with the ability to adapt commonly used learning skill into specific compensatory learning strategies to meet individual needs. 3 units.
EDS 284 - Collaborative Approaches for Working with Adults with Learning Disabilities
Justification: Course content is infused with previous course EDS 280 “Foundations of Adult Learning Disabilities.” Please see proposal for new, combined course EDS 280 “Foundational Elements of Adult Learning Disability Intervention.”