Education of Students with Learning Difficulties

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
  • to provide an overview of likely underlying causes of learning difficulties;
  • to discuss methods of identification of underlying causes of learning difficulties;
  • to outline the nature of the reading process and identify the likely effects of underlying causes on specific reading skills and strategies;
  • to provide information of the nature of specific difficulties in spelling and early level numeracy; and
  • to provide an overview of service delivery models for studies with learning difficulties.

Dyslexia; Language and learning to read; Models of reading; Phonological processing; Word identification; Reading comprehension; Adolescents with reading difficulties; Spelling and writing difficulties; Early numeracy difficulties; and Literacy instruction and significant disabilities.

Replacing Course(s) na
Transition na
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge nil
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Critical review 1500-2000 words.
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Position Paper approx. 2000 words.
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Commentary paper for each of three topics outlined approx. 1500 words.
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6085

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