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All Learning Skills Courses Are Credit/No Credit

English 116: Diagnostic Clinic     1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory - 1 unit

Determination of eligibility for learning disability services through diagnostic testing.  Includes state mandated tests.  Focus on compensatory methods as derived from test results.

English 117: Reading                                        4 hour lecture - 4 units

Reading to develop decoding, vocabulary and comprehension skills.  Use of specialized techniques developed especially for students with learning disabilities.  Includes reading comprehension strategies, vocabulary development and other compensatory strategies.  Designed for students with identified learning disabilities.  May be repeated one time.  Strongly Recommended: Instructor approval and/or English 116.                       

English 118A: Reading/Writing                               3 hour lecture - 3 units

Strategies to develop college writing skills with an emphasis on developing reading comprehension strategies, summarizing and writing responses to readings.  Includes compensatory strategies.  Designed for students with identified learning disabilities.  May be repeated one time.  Strongly Recommended: English 116 and/or English 117.

English 118B: Writing/Reading                            3 hour lecture - 3 units

Elements of the writing process, including presenting, organizing, writing and revising, as well as reviewing basic grammar.  Includes reading comprehension strategies and a review of compensatory strategies.  Designed for students with identified learning disabilities.  May be repeated one time.  Strongly Recommended: English 118A.

English 119: Problem Solving                             3 hour lecture - 3 units

Preparation for problem solving success in college for those with learning disabilities.  Emphasis on quantitative reasoning abilities needed to process and integrate word problems and solving tasks.  Designed for students with learning disabilities.  May be repeated one time.  Strongly Recommended: Instructor approval and/or English 116.

English 120: Study Strategies                         2 hour lecture - 2 units

Guided practice in specific compensatory and study strategies for those with learning disabilities.  Focus on utilizing skills and strategies in conjunction with academic course materials.  Designed for Learning Skills students actively enrolled in an academic course.  May be repeated three times.  Strongly Recommended: English 116.

English 121: Quantitative Strategies Through Language Skills                     1 hour lecture - 2 units

Guided practice in specific compensatory and study strategies for students with learning disabilities in language-based quantitative reasoning skills (dyscalculia).  Focus on utilizing skills and strategies in conjunction with academic course materials.  Development of math and language skills.  Designed for Learning Skills students actively enrolled in a math course.  Strongly Recommended: English 116.


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