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Characteristics of Learning Disabilities


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Course level: Graduate

This course examines the foundations of special education and characteristics of learning disabilities. Causes attributed to learning disabilities, the referral process, and available programs or service delivery options are examined. Various assessment and remediation techniques, as well as the use of appropriate classroom materials, are analyzed and evaluated. Curricular modifications for students in inclusive settings are also explored.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Foundations and Legal Perspectives of Special Education

Etiology and Prevalence of Learning Disabilities

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Educational Interventions

Characteristics of Learners; Instructional Content and Practice

Planning and Managing the Teaching and Learning Environment; Managing Student Behavior

Collaborative Practices and Future Planning


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Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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