Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities focuses on strategies to accommodate students who have difficulties with basic reading, writing, and study skills. The course emphasizes the importance of accommodating students rather than "helping" students by completing work for them. Students in the course study and practice a variety of techniques through in- and out-of-class exercises. They teach collaboratively with one another to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Additionally, they learn a variety of study techniques, including mnemonics, organization, reading strategies, time management, double-column notetaking, and the concepts of active verses passive learning. Students work in small groups developing strategies to teach various skills to one another. Innovation and creativity are key to success in this course. This course includes field study.
EDU203W: Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities