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EDUC 3174. This course introduces diverse theoretical approaches to handling learning disabilities in the classroom. It lays the foundation for sensitive, appropriate assessment and evaluation of students. In addition, it covers program planning and implementation, stresses the importance of a close, positive partnership with parents or alternative caregivers and explores methods for ensuring that the home-school axis is effective and meaningful. Major trends and unresolved issues in the field of learning disabilities are also discussed.