Required for License(s):
Biology/Chemistry/Earth and Space Science/Physics/Science/General Science/English/History/Humanities/Social Sciences – Initial (5-8)(8-12)
Moderate Disabilities – Initial (PreK-8)(5-12)
The course is a survey of the general field of learning disabilities, including history and definitions, as well as assessment and remediation. The course looks at the underlying neuro-developmental functions of the brain and how differences in brain functioning can lead to difficulties learning in school and can impact job performance in the workplace. The impact of these learning differences on individuals and on society are considered.
This course includes a pre-practicum field-based experience.
This course may be taken either as part of a Licensure Program or as an individual course for PDPs. Graduate Credit through Fitchburg State University is available at additional cost; Master’s Degree and CAGS options are available. This course is included in your CES Initial Licensure tuition cost if it is required for your program. If you are a Licensure Enrollee and your account is in good standing, please indicate your status when registering for the course. This course may also be taken individually for professional development and/or license renewal.
Important Notice for License Program Enrollees: Licensure Program Enrollees must take courses in sequence.
This course includes a mix of asynchronous and synchronous online learning experiences. The first meeting session will be held at 97 Hawley St. in Northampton (pending COVID guidance) with the remaining three via Google Meet.
Coursework begins on the course start date. You will be required to log in and complete activities prior to the first online synchronous session. Please reserve all meeting dates listed.