Language and Learning Seminar Course (LLS1000) Course Time for 2021/22:
The first class is a full 3 hours live/synchronous over Zoom while we familiarize ourselves with the format.
After that, weekly, there is a 1 hour live Zoom lecture 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays - with a subsequent 1.5 hour Zoom tutorial.
The course is intended primarily to assist students with disabilities in their transition to university studies at York. Students at other levels may enroll but need to understand that the focus is geared towards the first-year experience.
Enrollment is through permission of the instructor. This means that interested students need to connect with their counsellor through Student Accessibility Services.
There are 3 main content modules.
Students are provided with a theoretical overview of the etiology of a variety of disabilities including but not limited to Learning Disabilities (LDs), Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Mental Health Disabilities (Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia), and Sensory Disabilities (specifically students who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing).
We will explore their common academic and social manifestations. Current support models as well as different models of disability are reviewed.
The course also explores Stress and Stress Management Theories. We explore the stressors encountered in daily living. Various etiological theories will be proposed for stress, followed by a critical analysis of different therapeutic models. Students will learn concepts around Mindful approaches to dealing with stress as well as gaining an understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Another module focuses on a detailed examination of career development theories and the potential impact of disabilities on an individual's career path. We hope that exploring these issues will benefit students as they progress through university and beyond.
Please note the course outline will be finalized the first day of classes after discussion with the students.