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Archived Version 2019 - 2020

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NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Learning Outcomes

1. Review the range of general learning disabilities and define Mild General Learning Disabilities (MGLD) within this framework
2. Identify and describe potential areas of difficulty associated with MGLD in the areas of language, cognition, and social and emotional and physical development
3. Identify and describe the range of special educational provision for those with MGLD .
4. Evaluate research regarding the long-term prospects of those with MGLD
5. Describe the prevalence of MGLD in the general population
6. Critically reflect upon the implications of knowledge about MGLD for classroom practice

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture20Lecture and Online Discussion
Class Presentation15Class Presentation & Classroom Tasks
Independent Study90Independent learning time
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • Henley, M., Ramsey, R.S. & Algozzine, R.F.: 2008, Characteristics of and strategies for teaching students with mild disabilities, 6th, Pearson, New Jersey,
  • Lerner, J.: 2011, Learning disabilities and related mild disabilities., Wadsworth Publishing., Belmont, CA,
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