2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 248 - Children with Learning Disabilities

The topics in this course arise from an old question: What cognitive and linguistic skills underlie speaking, reading, writing, and learning? Some practical implications of that old question are: Who are the children that fall under the term “learning disabled?” If a preschooler has a language disorder, does he/she “catch up” during school years? What happens to children with “developmental delays” when they enter school? Can early language programs help these children achieve academic success? How does instructional style influence classroom learning? What is literacy and what is required to be a good reader?

The course should be of interest to students interested in developmental psychology, communication disorders, and education.

Prerequisites for this course require a grade of C- or better

This course fulfills the mid-level First Seminar requirement of the Psychology major.


Prerequisites: PSYC 101  , PSYC 108  , and PSYC 120  or PSYC 150  ; or Instructor’s permission

Anticipated Terms Offered: Annually