EDUC6085

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 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. to provide an overview of likely underlying causes of learning difficulties
  2. to discuss methods of identification of underlying causes of learning difficulties
  3. to outline the nature of the reading process and identify the likely effects of underlying causes on specific reading skills and strategies
  4. to provide information of the nature of specific difficulties in spelling and early level numeracy
  5. to provide an overview of service delivery models for studies with learning difficulties
Content
  1. Introduction
  2. Employment services
  3. Accommodation services
  4. Leisure and Recreation services
  5. Advocacy and self-advocacy services
  6. Founding models
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Self directed learning equivalent to 2 hours per week for external students.)
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Self directed learning equivalent to 2 hours per week for external students.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6085

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