Learning Skills

The Learning Skills program offers skills courses for students with learning disabilities.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Kelly Hagen

Dean: Dana Smith

www.miracosta.edu/SPEC

Department: Letters, Pre-Transfer

Office: Building SAN Admin, 760.634.7876

Full-Time Faculty

Nancy Klump Schaefer
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Courses

LRNS 40: Educational Planning and Assessment

Units: .5
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 0.50 hour. (4930.32)

This course is designed for students who have a suspected learning disability. Individual assessment with a Learning Disabilities Specialist will evaluate learning strengths, weaknesses, and styles with a goal toward establishing appropriate educational objectives and improved academic performance. Initial and follow-up instruction will strengthen the student's understanding of results and applications of their learning disabilities. Offered pass/no pass only.

LRNS 42: Strategies Designed for Students with Learning Disabilities: Mathematics

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 3 hours. (4930.32)

This is a self-paced course designed for students with learning disabilities. Students receive instruction in mathematics as prescribed by their individual education plans. Visual and auditory processing skills through work in mathematics plus compensatory techniques are emphasized. Additional areas of study include self-advocacy and learning strategies. (May be repeated.)

LRNS 46: English Essentials Designed for Students with Learning Disabilities

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 3 hours. (4930.32)

This course is designed for students with learning disabilities. It prepares students to write clear and organized sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Students will review basic principles of grammar and usage and learn to identify main ideas and supporting details in their reading and writing. Students will utilize study strategies to enhance learning in English classes. Instructor will focus on individual learning strengths and weaknesses and offer compensatory techniques to students. (May be repeated.)

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