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Learning Disabilities and Beyond- Resources for Educators
3 In-service Credits/ 45 Hours Instructor: Laurie Thode March 1-30, June 1-28, August 1-30, October 1-30
You will develop an understanding of how it feels to have a learning disability. With the growing Common Core trend it is important to obtain strategies to reach all students. You will familiarize yourself with disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory and visual processing disorders, and nonverbal learning disabilities. By understanding how a learning disabled student feels, you will be able to teach them on a multitude of levels. You will learn strategies and will be expected to understand the psychology of a learning disability, its definition and causes. You will develop an appreciation for the approaches in educational and employment settings which support individuals with learning disorders, the impact that students with learning disorders have socially with friends and family; and widen your empathy and respect for individuals with learning disorders. This course is appropriate for all educators including Guidance Counselors, Psychologists, ELA, Math, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Science, Occupational and PhysicalTherapists,The Arts, Physical and Special Education, N-12.