Learning Disabilities: Experience to Understanding (PSYC*1300)

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 entering semester one who has been identified as having a specific learning disability.  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. If you will be updating your assessment report over the summer in preparation for university you may still apply to take PSYC*1300. In this case, you may be accepted on the condition that your new assessment report be on file at SAS by August 15.

Application

An online application form is now available shortly.  Registration is dependent on space being available in the course, so please apply early.