Understanding Learning Disabilities

EDZU 9819 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Andrea Kempster

Start Date: 02/07/2024
End Date: 03/12/2024

Course Syllabus

This course will provide all educators with an understanding of and successful strategies for working with the learning disabled student. Symptoms, types of learning disabilities, evaluation, classification, and methods of instruction are just a few of the areas covered in the course. It is a must for any educator who comes in contact with learning disabled students. (K-12)


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Professional Development Options:

Graduate: $580.00
Only courses taken for professional development graduate credit can receive an official university transcript.

In-Service or CTLE Professional Development

You can only receive one type of certificate,
please register accordingly. There will be
no switching of certificate status after the
start date of a class.

In-Service: $275.00
Completion of this course taken for in-service credit will provide an NYCTD, Inc. Certificate of Completion


New York CTLE: $275.00
Completion of this course taken for CTLE credit will provide a New York State Verification of Hours Certificate from NYCTD, Inc.

Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  • types of learning disabilities and their symptoms.
  • who can diagnose LDs and/or AD/HD.
  • what Response to Intervention (RTI) is and the role it plays in working with students with learning disabilities.
  • accommodations and modifications available for the LD student.


  • how learning disabilities are diagnosed.
  • how and why Response to Intervention helps students with learning disabilities succeed academically.
  • how the special education process works to protect the rights of students with special learning needs.

and Be Able To

  • assist in the identification of learning disabilities.
  • use Response to Intervention as a pre-referral intervention.
  • apply modifications, accommodations, and strategies for students with learning disabilities into their daily lessons, classroom management systems, etc.
  • assist parents with information regarding strategies that could be used at home with their learning disabled child.

and much, much more!

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