Learning Disabilities: Experience to Understanding (PSYC*1300)

Next Offering Unknown

As the university evaluates programs and services in the current financial climate, this course may not be offered.

Course Details

This is a course for credit (may count towards your degree) for students diagnosed with a specific learning disability and is offered jointly through the Department of Psychology and Student Accessibility Services (SAS).

This unique course is designed to provide students with an understanding and acceptance of their learning needs. It aims to help students become more self-directed, active and successful learners.

Lectures will introduce students to central issues in the area of specific learning disabilities (LD) and seminars provide an opportunity for discussion, question asking and group sharing.  A variety of modules are offered to assist students in applying and practicing strategies to aid in their understanding of their specific learning needs. Please note that space in the course is limited.

Is it an Elective?

Prior to applying for the course, we strongly recommend that you consult with your program counsellor to determine whether or not this course may be used as an elective in your degree program.

Criteria for Eligibility

PSYC*1300 will benefit any student who has been identified as having a specific learning disability, however, priority is given to students in first year.  A limited number of spots are also open for returning students.

Your application to PSYC*1300 must be supported by a current psycho-educational assessment report containing the formal diagnosis of a specific learning disability.


We are not currently accepting any additional applications for this course. The next time it is offered, we will post a link to the online application here. Note that there is typically more interest than there are spaces available. 

Course Selection

Only students who have had their application accepted will be eligible to register for PSYC 1300. Accepted students will receive an email prior to course selection informing them of next steps. 

Important: Tests & Exams

If you use the SAS Exam Centre, please remember that all test and exam bookings must be submitted at least 10 BUSINESS DAYS ahead of when you intend to write.

In addition, the last day any bookings can be received is the first business day in November, March or July as appropriate for the semester.
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