Language and Learning Seminar Course (LLS1000)

Course Time and Location for 2016 2017 :

Tuesday  - 2:30 - 5:30pm - North Ross Building 146 ( R N146)


Course Objectives

The course is intended primarily to assist students with disabilities in their transition to university studies at York.  Students at other levels may enroll but need to understand that the focus is geared towards the first year experience.

Enrollment  is through permission of the instructor.  This means that interested students need to connect with their counsellor through  Disability Services.

There are 3 main content modules.

Students are provided with a theoretical overview of the etiology of avariety of disabilities including but not limited to Learning Disabilities (LDs), Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Mental Health Disabilities (Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia), and Sensory Disabilities (specifically students who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing).

We will explore their common academic and social manifestations. Current support models as well as different models of disability are reviewed.

The course also explores Stress and Stress Management Theories.  We explore the stressors encountered in daily living. Various etiological theories will be proposed for stress, followed by a critical analysis of different therapeutic models. Students will learn concepts around Mindful approaches to dealing with stress as well as gaining an understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Another module focuses on a detailed examination of career development theories and the potential impact of  disabilities on an individual's career path. We hope that exploring these issues will benefit students as they progress through university and beyond.

The Working Course Outline 2016 2017 can be reviewed on line.   Please note the course outline will be finalized the first day of classes.

Request permission to enroll by submitting the LLS Enrollment Form.  Once you have filled in the request to enroll, you will receive instructions on how to go on -line and register.  We are looking forward to meeting you in September! Please note that the course is now full for the 2016 2017 academic year.  Registration will open in May 2017 for the 2017 2018 year.