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SPED On-Campus Courses & Descriptions

◊ Educational Diagnostic Center Classes Adapted PE Classes ◊ Assistive Technology Classes
Sign Language Classes
Courses are offered in each Special Education program and are open to students with verified disabilities. To enroll, go to the individual program websites.

Some classes are open, on a space available basis,  to other students who can benefit from the specialized instruction.  Contact the individual department Executive Head for information.

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, Guidance, Special Education and Sign Language.

Educational Diagnostic Center Classes


Course #Course Title and Description
Unit
GUID 100 Learning Disability Assessment 1/2 Unit
GUID 101 Introduction to Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder 4 Units
GUID 102 Student Success Strategies
Developing strategies to improve study methods and organizational skills
4 Units
GUID 104 Introductory Spelling Strategies
Improving spelling and word-attack skills
4 Units
GUID 107 Introductory Writing and Grammar Skills
In preparation for EWRT 200
4 Units
GUID 109 Arithmetic Skills
Skill building in decimals, fractions and percents
4 Units
GUID 111 Algebra Skills 1
Real numbers, variables, expressions, equations, and strategies, in preparation for Math 210
4 Units
GUID 112 Algebra Skills 2
Polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, equations, and strategies, in preparation for Math 112
4 Units
GUID 118 Group Tutorials 1+1/2 Unit
GUID 119 Instructional Assistance Laboratory 1/2 Unit



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

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Adapted Physical Education Classes

Course #Course Title and Description
Unit
PEA 1X Adapted Total Fitness
Development and maintenance of strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness
1 Unit
PEA 2X Adapted Strength Development
Development and maintenance of muscular strength
1 Unit
PEA 4X Adapted Aerobic Fitness
Adapted Cardiovascular Training development and maintenance of cardiovascular fitness
1 Unit
PEA 4Y 1+ 1/2 Unit
PEA 5X Adapted Aquatic Fitness
Development and maintenance of aquatic fitness
1 Unit
PEA 56X Care and Prevention of Back Disorders
Individualized exercise program including remedial exercises designed to relieve or reduce back pain
1 Unit
PEA 60 Adapted Outdoor Education --  (COMING FALL QTR. 2009)
Outdoor experiential education accessible for persons with disabilities.
1 unit

For more information on Adapted PE program, go to the APE Homepage.

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Assistive Technology Classes (CAL Lab)

Course #Course Title and Description
Unit
SPED 140 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 145 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 190X 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 6 hours for the quarter.
1/2 Unit
SPED 190Y

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.

1 Unit

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

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Sign Language

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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Special Education Division
Building: Advanced Technology Center ATC 209
Contact: Marilyn Booye
Phone: 408.864.8407
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Last Updated: 10/23/09