Learning Disabilities Specialist - 485
The Learning Disabilities Specialist graduate certificate program provides students with a thorough understanding of:
- The impact of learning disabilities
- Co-existing conditions such an as neurodiversity, mental illness, non-verbal disabilities, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Utilizing assistive and adaptive technology
- Privacy and security issues specific to health data
Program Length and Delivery
- Classes start April 27.
2 semesters (40 weeks) with classes offered in the evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday using a blended delivery of in-class and online.
Online Information Session
Join Carley Reyber, Program Coordinator, on Tuesday, February 25 at 12 pm to learn more about the program. RSVP Now
What you will learn:
- Build and apply strategies based on assessments
- Advocate for inclusion and diversity for people with disabilities
- Design and implement workshops and training sessions
- Incorporating assistive technology into learning strategies
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
2019 - 2020 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Compulsory Ancillary Fees||$656.64|
|Optional Ancillary Fees||$104.43|
|Compulsory Program Fees||0|
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$3,640.07|
|Total 1st Year Fees|
Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
- An equivalent Ontario College Diploma or university degree
- Other equivalent post-secondary experience or qualifications will be considered by Mohawk
- Preference will be given to applicants with a diploma, degree or work experience in Community Services, Social Sciences or Education.
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
Students enrolled in the program will become knowledgeable in the following areas:
- Psycho-educational assessments
- Implementing strategies when working with students with learning disabilities
- Inclusion and diversity training
- Research, develop and deliver assistive technology solutions
- Understanding of learning disabilities in education settings and the wider community
- Collaborate with educational and community organizations on delivery strategies
Future Career Options:
- Special education
- Community service workers
This program is a pathway for most community service programs looking to specialize in learning disabilities including Educational Support, ECE, CYC and SSW.
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
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Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Domestic Canadian Students
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