ED 562 Introduction to Learning Disabilities 3 cr.

The utilization of research-based models, theories and philosophies for teaching students with learning disabilities is studied. A focus is the identification of learning disabilities including the etiology and characteristic of students with learning disabilities, issues related to LD theory, research and policy, socio-cultural, linguistic, and environmental factors influencing identification. In addition best practices, curriculum accommodations/modification and scaffolding in instruction to help manage the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students with learning disabilities will be examined.