### DSPS On-Campus Courses & Descriptions

Educational Assistance Courses designed for students with verified disabilities 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 other 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 Physical Education - Adapted (PEA), Guidance (GUID), Special Education (SPED), and Sign Language (SIGN courses are no longer considered Educational Assistance Courses).

#### Learning Disabilities Support - Educational Assistance Classes

Course #Course Title and DescriptionUnit
GUID 200Learning Disability Assessment1/2 Unit
GUID 201Introduction to Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder4 Units
GUID 202Student Success Strategies
Developing strategies to improve study methods and organizational skills
4 Units
GUID 204Introductory Spelling Strategies
Improving spelling and word-attack skills
4 Units
GUID 207Introductory Writing and Grammar Skills
In preparation for EWRT 200
4 Units
GUID 209Arithmetic Skills
Skill building in decimals, fractions and percents
4 Units
GUID 211Algebra Skills 1
Real numbers, variables, expressions, equations, and strategies, in preparation for Math 210
4 Units
GUID 212Algebra Skills 2
Polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, equations, and strategies, in preparation for Math 112
4 Units
GUID 218Group Tutorials1+1/2 Unit
GUID 219Instructional Assistance Laboratory

1/2 Unit

For more information on Educational Diagnostic Center, go to the EDC Homepage.

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#### Adapted Physical Education - Educational Assistance Classes

Course #Course Title and DescriptionUnit
Development and maintenance of strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness
1 Unit
Development and maintenance of muscular strength
1 Unit
Adapted Cardiovascular Training development and maintenance of cardiovascular fitness
1 Unit
PEA 4Y1+ 1/2 Unit
Development and maintenance of aquatic fitness
1 Unit
PEA 56XCare and Prevention of Back Disorders
Individualized exercise program including remedial exercises designed to relieve or reduce back pain
1 Unit
Outdoor experiential education accessible for persons with disabilities.
1 unit

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#### Assistive Technology - Educational Assistance Classes

Course #Course Title and DescriptionUnit
SPED 240 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.

1/2 Unit
SPED 245 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.
2 Units
SPED 290X 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 Accessibility Lab (CAL) for a minimum of 6 hours for the quarter.
1/2 Unit
SPED 290Y

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 Accessibility Lab (CAL) for a minimum of 18 hours for the quarter.

1 Unit

For more information on assistive technology, go to the Computer Accessibility Lab (CAL) Homepage.

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#### Sign Language Classes (Not considered Educational Assistance Classes)

Course #Course Title and DescriptionUnit
SIGN 1 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
5 units
SIGN 2 Elementary American Sign Language (2nd quarter)
Continuation of elementary ASL skills.  Focus on greater communicative competence.  Taught in ASL
5 units
SIGN 3 Elementary American Sign Language (3rd quarter)
Continuation of elementary ASL skills.  Focus on greater structural accuracy and communicative competence.  Taught in American Sign Language.
5 units

For more information on Sign Language classes, go to the Sign Language Homepage.

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DISABILITY SUPPORT PROGRAMS & SERVICES Division
Building: Advance Technology Center (ATC), Suite 209
Contact: Marilyn Booye
Phone: 408.864.8407