GISW EDPSYCH 4176/5176 Learning and Behavioral Problems in Education -- 3 unit(s)

Learning and behavior problems of students with focus on issues of identification, etiology, assessment, developmental changes, and intervention including consideration of personal, social, cultural, historical, and economic contexts.

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Course syllabus
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Course notes
Students should be upper-level undergraduate students or graduate students. Previous coursework in education and/or psychology is prerequisite.

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UNI students: junior standing
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area
Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Professional Fields distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Barry Wilson, Professor Emeritus

Henley, M., Ramsey, R., & Algozzine, R. Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities. 2006. Allyn & Bacon: Boston.

Rodis, P., Garrod, A., & Boscardin, M. Learning Disabilities & Life Stories. 2001. Allyn & Bacon: Boston.

Delpit, L. Other People's Children. 1995. New York: The New Press.

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