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Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities

Learn how to successfully meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities in your classroom from an experienced special educator. You will dissect the whole special education process, from working with individualized education programs (IEPs) to helping students struggling with reading comprehension, math skills, and writing.

You will discover fun games you can incorporate, tips for modifying your classroom, and lots of tested methods for bringing out the best behavior in your students. Whether you're already in the classroom, studying for the Praxis Special Education exam, or getting ready to work with students in a variety of settings, this course will prepare you to understand and empower your kids with learning disabilities. Discover easy, practical, and creative strategies that will help your struggling students find their light bulb moments!

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities Details + Objective

Course Code: lds

You Will Learn
  • Learn how to decode and use IEPs to help students be successful at school
  • Examine strategies to make learning fun for students with LDs
  • Discover the source of frustration for students with LDs and learn how to engage them
  • Explore new and innovative ways to modify your classroom, assignments, and tests
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain understanding and compassion for your students with LDs
  • Learn how to plan and execute successful parent-teacher conferences
  • Increase your effectiveness as a teacher and your ability to reach students with the greatest challenges to overcom
Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities Outline
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Week 1

Investigate what learning disabilities (LDs) are and define some common types of LDs that you'll see again and again in the classroom. You will experience what it's like to try to work past an LD. Then, discover the expectations and necessary compassion involved in the process of identifying students with LDs.

Week 2

Decode the language and sections of IEPs and discover how to use them as the helpful tools they're meant to be. Then, examine the common service locations that help students with LDs meet educational goals.

Week 3

Learn and discuss the teaching strategies that make school memorable for students with LDs. Then, discover smart strategies to help student find their words.

Week 4

Learn how to chunk information so students can understand what they're reading and fall in love with texts. Then, take a tour of strategies that bring writing to life for students who often fail to realize the value of what they have to say.

Week 5

Discover how to make reasoning, logic, number sense, writing, and computation easier for students with LDs. Then, explore new and innovative ideas to modify your classroom, assignments, and tests. These modifications often spell success for students with LDs who need just a little push in the right direction.

Week 6

Examine how school forces students with LDs to tackle big challenges head on and often leads to big behavior problems. Learn how to defuse these problems creatively. Finally, learn the best ways to conduct meaningful parent-teacher conferences that help everyone unite behind a child with LDs in need.

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Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities Instructors
Sara Hardin

Working with special needs students became a passion for Sara Hardin in seventh grade, when she volunteered at a summer camp for physically disabled children. Their willingness to keep trying new things despite serious obstacles impressed her and inspired her to become a special educator. She has taught special education for nine years, mostly at the elementary level. She completed her master’s degree in special education in 2000.

Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

A few computer-specific examples are included, which are based on Windows. Mac students are welcome, but may not be able to duplicate all examples.

Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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