Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
ED 269
Course Title:
Introduction to Teaching the Learning Disabled Student
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Course Description

Defines terms associated with learning disabilities and behavior disorders. Includes diagnostic procedures, remedial programs and teaching techniques. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successfule completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify your learning style and recognize how you learn best.
  • Recognize learning styles of students and offer various techniques and tools to assist students learn how to learn
  • Recognize normal and abnormal language development.
  • Participate in language stimulation activities.
  • Identify assessment tools.
  • Investigate ways to allow students to adapt their assignments to meet their learning needs.

Course Activities and Design

Students will:

  • Read chapters and answer questions weekly.
  • Participate in group activities.
  • Interview a learning disability specialist or speech pathologist
  • Write up the interview.
  • Write four lesson plans.
  • Practice various techniques and use different tools for teaching the same concept.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student's progress will be evaluated and criteria for assigning a course grade by the following tools: assignments, chapter questions
and discussion, interview of specialist, participation in group and class discussion, attendance and final exam.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Communication: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to communicate effectively by determining the purpose of communication; analyzing audience and context to sue appropriate language and modality; and by responding to feedback to achieve clarity, coherence, and effectiveness.
Community and environmental responsibility: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to apply scientific, cultural, and political perspectives in understanding the natural and social world and in addressing the consequences of human activity both globally and locally, demonstrating an understanding of social change and social action.
Critical thinking and problem solving: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to think critically and creatively to solve problems, understanding and using various methods of reasoning and evaluating information and it sources.
Culture awareness: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the varieties of human cultures, perspectives, and forms of expressions as well as their own cultures complexities.
Professional competence: Graduates of Portland Community College should demonstrate mastery in a discipline of profession at a level appropriate to program and transfer requirements through the application of concepts, skills, processes, and technology in the performance of authentic tasks that enhance community involvement and employability.
Self-reflection: Graduates of Portland Community College should be self-appraising in applying the knowledge and skills they have learned, examining and evaluating personal beliefs and comparing them with the beliefs of others.