Learning Disabilities Study Strategy Classes
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Counseling 51 - Test taking/Memory Strategies
This course is designed to teach specific learning strategies in the areas of test taking and memory. Students will learn to be more successful in taking various types of academic tests by applying specific strategies for studying for tests, retaining and recalling information, answering test questions, and learning from mistakes.
Counseling 52 - Textbook/Memory Strategies
Students will learn to improve comprehension of textbooks in various subject areas by reading actively to create a variety of study tools from their texts, and to apply techniques for remembering what has been read.
Counseling 53 - Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary
This course will help students to develop strategies to improve phonetic and rule-based spelling. It will also help students develop vocabulary through understanding of word morphology.
Counseling 54 - Organizational Strategies
The primary emphasis of this course is time management and task analysis. Students learn how to break assignments down and how to schedule these on daily, weekly and monthly calendars. Goal-setting, prioritizing, procrastination and evaluation of study time and environment are part of this planning process.
Counseling 55 - Student Success Strategies
In the Fall semester, the target population for this workshop is freshman LD students. Topics will include the following: developing a college “success” plan focused on understanding and awareness of strengths and weaknesses, exploring issues related to adults with learning disabilities, developing compensatory strategies and determining appropriate accommodations. Also included will be active learning strategies, self-advocacy and goal-setting.
Counseling 56 - Written Language Strategies
This course is taught in the High Tech Center, as it incorporates the use of computers and software to implement and support the step-by step stages of writing strategies.
Counseling 57 - Listening, Note taking and Memory
This course is designed to improve a student's ability to actively listen, take lecture notes and employ memory strategies. Assistive technology for note taking is also explored.
Counseling 58 - Math Strategies
This course teaches students with learning disabilities strategies to improve how they learn mathematics and solve mathematical problems. Math strategy workshops are offered for Math 31 and Math 20.
Counseling 59 – Textbook Strategies Using Technology
This course teaches students to use software programs such as Kurzweil and Microsoft Word to increase textbook comprehension and to facilitate textbook note taking. Textbook and note taking strategies are reviewed and applied to the student's own textbooks. It is advised but not essential that students take Counseling 52, Textbook Reading and Memory, before taking this course.
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