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Last updated: Friday, 21-Feb-2003 19:45:53 CST

Aug. 8, 2003

Learning Disabilities Course Offered

Increasing numbers of students with learning disabilities are entering the nation's schools. To help classroom educators, school administrators, guidance personnel, and school psychologists address these students' needs, the UW-River Falls is offering an introductory course in learning disabilities this fall.

"Introduction to Learning Disabilities" will be held on Monday evenings beginning Sept. 8 on the UW-River Falls campus and three other locations, including Plum City, Cameron and Luck.

The three-credit, graduate-level course will highlight educational characteristics of students with learning disabilities, and provide techniques and strategies that are appropriate for use in the classroom.

"Students will gain an understanding of the learning disabilities criteria for eligibility and educational interventions," said Professor Barbara Rebhuhn, the course instructor. "Knowledge of this criteria will greatly assist educators with initiating appropriate referrals for students suspected of having a learning disability. Attributes of students struggling with learning in academic, social and behavioral areas will also be emphasized."

In addition to the campus location, the course will be broadcast via interactive television to classrooms in high schools in Plum City, Cameron and Luck, Wis. The course would also benefit anyone who simply wants to become more knowledgeable about learning disabilities, as well as those who are interested in pursuing the new Learning Disabilities Teacher Certification Program offered by UW-River Falls in the summer of 2004. The course is a prerequisite for the certificate program.

Registration for this course is open now. To learn more about the course or certificate program, the tuition fees or how to register, visit the web site at or contact the Outreach and Graduate Studies Office at 715/ 425-3256 or 800-228-5607.

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