Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Children may experience a range of learning difficulties or learning disabilities that will interfere with learning. In this subject students explore strategies to identify and reduce the impact of learning problems in early childhood contexts.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorials and online materials and quiz

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into EBECE or EBEL or EBECEO or EVEDB or RBEDM or subject coordinator approval


Incompatible subjectsEDU4SNL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Key concepts in learning disabilities.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorTalbot, P., Astbury, G., & Mason, T.




ISBN9781848606357, 978144620294

Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify educational and social implications for children with diverse learning needs.
02. Describe and identify a variety of ways to accommodate children with diverse and special needs when planning learning activities.
03. Implement and plan individual learning programs that utilise best practice teaching strategies and interventions and maximise learning outcomes for children with special needs, while reflecting non-discriminatory practice.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Online study 3/4, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 34 - 43
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Quiz (approx. 1200 words) Access on LMS

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Construct an Individualised Learning Plan (ILP) (approx. 1200 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1

Critically reflective essay (1,600 words minimum)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3