DSP&S CLASSES

DSP&S' courses are designed to prepare students for college level courses and to support
mainstream college courses. These courses are pre-collegiate and do not count towards
certificates, degrees, or transfer credit. Not all classes are offered every term.

Credit Classes

DSPS 10 --  College Orientation for Students with Disabilities  --  3 Units
May be taken one time for credit.
Introduces students with disabilities to college, including campus resources and college success factors. Explores strategies for successful transition to college. Topics include self-advocacy, college resources, self-management, educational accommodations, effective learning methods, and goal setting.

DSPS 15 --  Personalized Career Exploration for Students with Disabilities  --  1 Unit
May be taken four times for credit.
Self-evaluation including interests, experiences, personality, values, and disability-related
limitations as they relate to educational and career decisions. Identification of skills and
resources, including those that relate to disability factors. Students who repeat this course will
improve skills through further instruction and practice.

DSPS 16 --  Educational and Career Options for Students with Disabilities  --  1 Unit
May be taken four times for credit.
Students will identify educational and career options. Emphasis on strategies that facilitate
disability-sensitive career and educational planning. Barriers to employment and other disability issues are addressed. Students who repeat this course will improve skills through further instruction and practice.

DSPS 20 --  Improving Spelling and Reading of Words  --  3 Units
May be taken four times for credit.
Improve reading and spelling skills for multi-syllabic words. Includes sounding letters, oral
movements, and common “rules” for reading and spelling words. Students who repeat this
course will improve skills through further instruction and practice.

DSPS 30 --  Academic Success Strategies for Students with Disabilities   --  1 Unit
May be taken four times for credit.
Strategies for academic success relative to disabilities. Topics include use of learning style,
general study strategies relative to disabilities, subject-specific strategies, and within subject,
topic-specific strategies. Repeating this course will improve students' skills through further
instruction and practice.

DSPS 31 --  Memory Strategies for Students with Disabilities  --  3 Units
May be taken four times for credit.
Principles of the memory process as it applies to academic coursework. Focus on understanding the memory process, improving specific memory components, identifying key concepts to memorize, and the independent application of memory strategies to students' other academic courses. Students who repeat this course will improve skills through further instruction and practice.

DSPS 32 -- Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities   --  3 Units
May be taken four times for credit.
Students with Learning Disabilities can improve their reading comprehension and written
expression as applied to assignments in academic classes through the use of technology. A
variety of strategies using technology will be introduced to students that will aid them in
understanding and learning reading assignments and in expressing their ideas in written
assignments. They will select several strategies for more in-depth use and will apply them
functionally in academic classes.

DSPS 34 -- Writing Strategies for Students with Disabilities   --  3 Units
Strategies for success in writing for students with disabilities concurrently enrolled in ENGL 67, 68, 1A, 1B, and 1C classes. These strategies are applied to their English writing assignments by supporting the student's strengths and compensating for their weaknesses in writing.

DSPS 33: ACADEMIC SUCCESS STRATEGIES IN MATH   --  3 Units

May be taken four times for credit.
In DSPS 33 you are taught strategies to assist you in understanding mathematics while you're concurrently enrolled in Math 50 - 130. You will begin by discussing aspects of learning styles or disabilities that may affect success in mathematics and reviewing general assistive classroom and study skill strategies. Then your focus will be on learning and memory techniques specifically for mathematics.  Strategies will usually be presented in lectures 20-30 minutes long, sometimes leading to a group activity. You will be grouped by your math level because the topics you find difficult are usually challenging for most of the group members of that math level.  In these groups you will be taught more topic specific strategies emphasizing the use of cognitive and/or academic strategies and identifying how they apply in making math concepts easier to understand, reason through, and remember.

Continuing Education Classes

DSPS LERND1 - Clinical Speech Instruction
Individual evaluation/instruction for students with speech problems as a result of TBI, CVA, or
hearing loss. Includes stuttering.

DSPS LERND2 - High Tech Center Tutorial/Assistance Class
Students with verified disabilities and at least three credit units at Mt. SAC learn strategies to
succeed in their classes.

DSPS LERND3 - Adaptive Academic Preparation
Must see Brain Injury Specialist to determine appropriateness for this program.
Improve cognitive skills and learn strategies needed to achieve academic and/or vocational goals.

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