Learning Difficulties and Disabilities: An Introduction
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- identify characteristics and features between learning difficulties and learning disabilities categorized as either a physical impairment, neurological and/or psychological disorder, and developmental conditions;
- understand how the defining features of learning difficulties and learning disabilities influence any intervention response;
- understand the complexity of how learning difficulties and learning disabilities may present in different individuals in different contexts; and
- understand the resources available to manage and respond best to students presenting with either learning difficulties and/or learning disabilities.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education Primary.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Teaching students with learning difficulties and disabilities requires additional professional skills. When you study this subject you will learn about the defining features of learning difficulties and develop your teaching practice so you know how best to respond to, and effectively educate, the students in your classroom. This subject explores a range of physical impairments, neurological and/or psychological disorders, and developmental conditions that may be present in your students. You will be introduced to the common types, characteristics, names and terminology used in educational settings when managing students with one or more of these conditions. You will complete reflective exercises which will broaden your understanding of how children with special needs can be included in mainstream classes and investigate the resources which will empower you to be inclusive.
Assessment 1: 2000 words. Assessment Notes: Written task. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2 Assessment 2: 3000 words. Assessment Notes: Case Study Response. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
- Assessment 1 (40%)
- Assessment 2 (60%)
Current study term: 26 Jun 22 to 23 Sep 22
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.