Instruction

DSPS offers three classes that may be of interest to students with learning disabilities or basic skills in English reading, writing and math.

HCD 88: Diagnostic educational assessment

This course is designed for students with average or above average ability level, and includes:

  • Screening and assessment for learning disabilities.
  • One-to-one sessions with Learning Disabilities Specialist.
  • Group sessions on learning styles and strategies.
  • Individual educational planning for increased success in college.
  • Referrals to resources and information to utilize academic adjustments as well as to understand interpersonal issues and concerns of LD adults.

HCD 83: Diagnostic learning in English

This is an intensive individualized course offering learning strategies and instructional intervention for students who have difficulty learning English concepts despite traditional methods of instruction. This course is designed and monitored by the learning disabilities program instructor to develop the perceptual skills needed to improve reading and spelling. This course may be taken twice for credit, and includes:

  • Intensive individualized instruction to increase reading, spelling, and writing skills.
  • Alternative, “hands-on” methods to enhance success.
  • One-to-five teacher/aide to student ratio in the classroom.
  • Computer-assisted instruction.

HCD 85: Diagnostic learning in math

This course is designed for students with disabilities who have difficulty learning mathematics through traditional modes of instruction. The emphasis is on assisting students with learning disabilities to prepare for college-level mathematics. It offers individualized, self-paced instruction based upon students’ current skills and educational goals. This course may be taken four times for credit, and includes:

  • Intensive individualized instruction to increase mathematics skills.
  • Alternative, “hands-on” methods, manipulative materials and strategies.
  • Small groups; low student-to-teacher ratio.
  • Computer-assisted instruction.

 Our Goal

  • Students will be able to employ learning strategies to overcome their functional limitations and improve performance on mathematics tasks.