On-Campus Educational Assistance
Courses & Descriptions
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◊ Learning Disabilities Support Courses ◊
◊ Adapted Physical Education Courses ◊
◊ Assistive Technology Courses ◊
◊ Sign Language Courses ◊
Educational Assistance Courses
Educational Assistance Courses are designed for students with verified disabilities and are offered through the Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) Division. For more information, go to the individual program websites.
Educational Assistance classes are open, on a space available basis, to all De Anza College students who can benefit from the specialized instruction. For more information, go to the individual program websites.
Check the current De Anza Class Schedule for a complete list of this quarter's class offerings and times. Courses are listed under:
- Learning Disabilities Support and Guidance (GUID),
- Physical Education - Adapted (PEA),
- Assistive Technology - Special Education (SPED), and
- Sign Language (SIGN) (These courses are not Educational Assistance Courses).
Learning Disabilities Support Courses - (GUID)
- GUID 200 (.5 Unit) Learning Disability Assessment
- GUID 201 (4 Units) Introduction to Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder
- For students who have used learning disabilities support services in high school and continuing students with learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders. Includes success strategies, guest speakers and legal information. (Fall quarter)
- GUID 202 (4 Units) Student Success Strategies
- A student skills class to develop strategies to improve study methods and organizational skills, and self esteem. Special study skills effective for students with disabilities. Good for re-entry students. (Winter quarter)
- GUID 204 (4 Units) Introductory Spelling Strategies
- In-depth study of word structure and spelling strategies. Improves ability and accuracy to recognize and pronounce unknown words. Improves reading efficiency.
- GUID 207 (4 Units) Introductory Writing and Grammar Skills
- Covers sentence structure, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, paragraph development and functional editing skills in preparation for EWRT 200 class.
- GUID 209 (4 Units) Arithmetic Skills
- For students not prepared for Math 210 (pre-algebra). Skill building in decimals, fractions and percents, and math learning strategies.
- GUID 211 (4 Units) Algebra Skills 1
- For students experiencing math difficulties or needing a refresher course in preparation for Math 210 (pre-algebra). Basic operations using signed numbers, solving equations, variables, expressions, word problem strategies.
- GUID 212 (4 Units) Algebra Skills 2
- To gain confidence and strategies before enrolling in Math 112 (elementary algebra), Covers polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, beginning graphing.
- GUID 218 (1.5 Units) Group Tutorials
- GUID 219 (.5 Units) Instructional Assistance Laboratory
For more information on Educational Diagnostic Center, go to the LD Support Team Homepage.
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Physical Education - Adapted - (PEA)
- PEA 1X (1 unit) Adapted Total Fitness --
- Development and maintenance of strength, flexibility, and aerobic fitness
- PEA 2X (1 unit) Adapted Strength Development --
- Development and maintenance of muscular strength
- PEA 4X (1 unit) Adapted Aerobic Fitness --
- Adapted Cardiovascular Training development and maintenance of cardiovascular fitness
- PEA 5X (1 unit) Adapted Aquatic Fitness --
- Development and maintenance of aquatic fitness
- PEA 6Y (1.5 units) Adapted Outdoor Education --
- Accessible outdoor experiential education for students with disabilities. Field experiences to be arranged quarterly may include hiking, camping, kayaking, rafting, sailing, etc. Wilderness safety, local flora and fauna, personal and physical skill development in the out of doors.
For more information on the Adapted Physical Education program, go to the APE Homepage.
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Assistive Technology - Educational Assistance Classes
- SPED 240 (.5 Unit) Technology Access Evaluation for Special Needs Students
- Introduction to the Computer Access Lab where you will learn what assistive technology will help you use computers or read and write more effectively.
- SPED 245 (2 Units) Technology Access for Special Needs Students (Windows)
- A basic computer orientation and introduction to Microsoft Word with an emphasis on using assistive technology in a classroom setting.
- SPED 290X (.5 Unit) Technology Access Practice for Special Needs Students
- Development of the assistive technology skills you need to succeed in your courses. For students continuing to use the Computer Access Lab for a minimum of 18 hours for the quarter.
- SPED 290Y (1 Unit) Technology Access Practice for Special Needs Students
- Development of the assistive technology skills you need to succeed in your courses. For students continuing to use the Computer Access Lab for a minimum of 36 hours for the quarter.
For more information, go to the Computer Accessibility Lab (CAL) Homepage.
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Sign Language Courses (Not considered Educational Assistance Classes)
- SIGN 1 (5 Units) Elementary American Sign Language (1st quarter)
- Beginning communication skills with emphasis on comprehension. preparation for acquiring visual-gestural language; finger spelling, vocabulary, basic grammar. Taught primarily in ASL
- SIGN 2 (5 Units) Elementary American Sign Language (2nd quarter)
- Continuation of elementary ASL skills. Focus on greater communicative competence. Taught in ASL
- SIGN 3 (5 Units) Elementary American Sign Language (3rd quarter)
- Continuation of elementary ASL skills. Focus on greater structural accuracy and communicative competence. Taught in American Sign Language.
For more information on Sign Language classes, go to the Sign Language Homepage.
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