Disabled Students Programs & Services

Specialized Instruction

Students may enroll in classes taught by DSP&S Specialists.

Learning Skills (LRNSK) 50 Teaches skills in spelling, vocabulary, phonetic analysis, reading comprehension and basic writing skills.

Learning Skills (LRNSK) 081 A self-paced course covering place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and word problems.

Learning Skills (LRNSK) 082 A self-paced course covering fractions, decimals, percentages and word problems. Students enrolling in Learning Skills 82 should already know basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

PE-048 Adaptive Physical Education is designed to meet the needs of students with physical limitations.

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Courses Details

  • Learning Skills LRNSK 50: Multimodal Strategies for Reading and Spelling

    Course Description
    This is a course is designed to help students learn strategies for decoding and spelling words. Instruction will focus on basic patterns of the English language.

    Course Objectives
    By the end of the semester you should be able to:

    1. Identify the three basic syllable patterns in English and their characteristic vowel sounds.
    2. Use word identification strategies to decode words making use of phonetic/structural analysis and sentence context clues.
    3. Use phonetic, visual memory, and tactile-kinesthetic strategies to strengthen spelling skills.
    4. Use the pronunciation key in the dictionary to independently check the accuracy of your pronunciations.

    Course Requirements

    1. Attendance is required for all class sessions. If you are unable to attend class for any reason, please call and leave a message. Progress can only be made if you attend class regularly. Poor attendance may lead to being dropped from the class. If you anticipate problems that will interfere with regular and prompt attendance, please talk with me immediately.

    2. One hour a week of lab is required outside of class time. The purpose of this lab hour is to provide a structured time for you to practice and apply the skills you are learning in class. You will sign up for a lab time in small groups which will meet weekly throughout the semester with me or the Instructional Assistant for this course. Attendance at these sessions is required.

    3. You must complete the Skill is Checklist by the end of the semester. This Checklist is basically a series of individually administered quizzes that provide feedback on your mastery of skills which are learned throughout the semester. You will take these quizzes during your lab hour; all quizzes on the checklist must be completed with 80% accuracy to receive credit for this course. Quizzes can be retaken until you have achieved this level of mastery.

     

  • Learning Skills 82: Learning Skills Math Reasoning and Strategies II

    Course Description

    This course is the first of two basic self-paced math strategy courses designed for students with disabilities that impact learning math concepts.  If you have always struggled to learn multiplication tables, need more time to learn math concepts, or math skills don’t stick with you, this course is for you.  This self-paced course includes assessment to identify your learning strengths and weaknesses, as well as individualized math study skills strategies to help you succeed.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    • Use appropriate individualized learning strategies for solving context-based arithmetic problems
    • Implement individualized study strategies to facilitate ongoing math learning
    • Use individually recommended learning strategies to solve arithmetic problems including: place values, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, averages, and reading and writing of numbers to the billions place.

     

  • Learning Skills 82: Learning Skills Math Reasoning and Strategies II

    Course Description

    Have you always struggled with basic math skills?  Do you need more time to learn math concepts?  Do you need to learn fractions, decimals, percentages, or rounding skills?  This class is for you.  This is the second of two basic math strategy courses designed for students with disabilities that impact learning math concepts.  This self-paced course includes assessment to identify your learning strengths and weaknesses, as well as individualized math study skills strategies to help you succeed. 

    Student Learning Outcomes

    • Use appropriate individualized learning strategies for solving context based arithmetic problems
    • Implement individualized study strategies to facilitate ongoing math learning
    • Use individually recommended learning strategies to solve arithmetic problems including: fractions, decimals, percentages, rounding and estimating skills