|Details: This course is presented as an introductory or survey course in the field of learning disabilities, fulfilling a dual purpose: first, as a terminal course for regular education classroom teachers and related school personnel (administrators, guidance personnel, school psychologists, teachers of physical education, music, art, etc.) and others who wish to become acquainted with the issues of specific learning disabilities; and second, as the introductory course in the sequence leading to teacher certification in learning disabilities. Development of the field, brief examination of major theoretical approaches, current definitions and terminology used in learning disabilities, issues in diagnosis and assessment, educational adaptations, and techniques and strategies appropriate for use in a regular classroom are emphasized. Field experience, which could be used to meet the human relations component (for education majors only), is a requirement of this course. Prerequisites: SPED 330/530 and graduate standing.