ERIA1010 Learning disabilities as a pedagogical challenge (5 cr)
general principles for support on specific learning difficulties; support on reading and writing difficulties; support on mathematics learning difficulties; support on attention difficulties; support on behavioural problems; support on motor disorders
After the completion of this course, the student will be able to
- understand the importance of assessment in choosing the support methods and in the improvement of skills
- understand the general principles of efficient support for learning
- analyse support methods for specific learning difficulties
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Berch, D. B. & Mazzocco, M.M.M. (ed.) (2009). Why Is Math So Hard for Some Children? The Nature and Origins of Mathematical Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. Paul H. Brookes: Baltimore, MD. Luvut 1 (Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Mathematical Learning Disabilities), 2 (Defining and Differentiating Mathematical Learning Disabilities), 3 (Prevalence of Developmental Dyscalculia), 17 (Early Intervention for Children at Risk of Developing Mathematical Learning Difficulties) & 16 (Influence of Gender, Ethnicity, and Motivation on Mathematical Performance).
Blank, R. (2012). Information for parents and teachers on the European academy for childhood disability (EACD) recommendations on developmental coordination disorder. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 54 (11), e9.
Fletcher, J.M., Lyon, G.R., Fuchs, L.S. & Barnes, M.A. (2007). Learning disabilities. From identification to intervention. Guilford Press: New York, NY. Chapters 4 (Assessment of Learning Disabilities), 8 (Mathematics Disabilities) & 10 (Conclusions and Future Directions).
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Kern, L., & Clemens, N. H. (2007). Antecedent strategies to promote appropriate classroom behavior. Psychology in the Schools, 44 (1), 65-75.