Learning Skills Classes (LNSK)

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LNSK 306 STRATEGIES FOR ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
This course provides instruction in developing and applying compensatory strategies for attention/concentration and organizational problems for students with attention deficits and/or learning disabilities. The class assists students in developing skills necessary to succeed in classes and/or employment.

LNSK 320 INTRODUCTORY COMPUTER SKILLS LAB
This course is an introductory computer skills lab providing instruction for students with disabilities to develop basic computer competency and word processing skills, email usage, and Internet skills.

LNSK 325 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
This course is an introduction to assistive technology applications for students with disabilities and includes instruction in voice recognition, screen reading, screen magnification, text-to-speech software, and ergonomic applications. Emphasis in the class is on using assistive technology to complete college coursework, prepare for employment, and/or promote independence. 

LNSK 330 LEARNING STYLES EXPLORATION
This course is designed to assist students in identifying and understanding learning inefficiencies. The assessments administered provide students with information about specific academic and cognitive strengths and weaknesses, learning styles, and potential eligibility for services.

LNSK 331A LEARNING STRATEGIES LAB
This course offers prescriptive instruction for students with disabilities requiring specialized assistance. The topics include instruction in the development of basic skills, learning strategies and the use of specialized software programs.

LNSK 331B READING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT LAB
This lab provides prescriptive reading instruction and strategies for students with disabilities. The focus is on the development of a process-based approach to reading with a computer emphasis. The course is designed for students enrolled in LNSK 332.

LNSK 331C WRITING STRATEGIES LAB
This lab provides prescriptive writing instruction and strategies for students with disabilities. Emphasis is on development of a process-based writing approach and use of technology tools to facilitate writing. This course is designed for students enrolled in LNSK 333 and to support students with application of strategies and tools in college courses.

Student in CAI Lab 1

LNSK 331E THINKING AND REASONING STRATEGIES LAB
This course is designed for development and application of cognitive strategies to improve critical thinking skills. Focus is on enhancing attention, memory, information processing speed, logic and reasoning skills. There is an emphasis on self-awareness of personal learning strengths and weaknesses.

LNSK 331F SELF-ADVOCACY STRATEGIES LAB
This course instructs students with disabilities in the skills required to be successful self-advocates, such as knowledge of disability laws, awareness of individual strengths and weaknesses as they relate to functional limitations, utilization of resources and communication skills.

LNSK 331G AUDITORY PROCESSING STRATEGIES LAB
This course provides prescriptive instruction for students with disabilities requiring specialized assistance in order to pursue regular courses. It focuses on development of a process-based approach to auditory processing, attention/focus, and communication skills with an emphasis on the utilization of specialized equipment. It is designed to support students in any class requiring verbal and/or written communication skills.

LNSK 332 READING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
This course is designed to develop basic reading skills for students with learning disabilities, using a multi-sensory approach to reading.  There is an emphasis on identifying patterns of organization in text as a method of enhancing reading comprehension. 

LNSK 333 WRITING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
This course provides basic writing skills instruction for students with disabilities to develop grammar, sentence construction, paragraph development, and short essay organization skills using a multi-sensory process approach. Emphasis is on examination of personal learning strengths/weaknesses in written expression and reduction of anxiety related to the writing experience.

LNSK 341A BEGINNING READING STRATEGIES LAB
This lab provides beginning reading instruction and strategies for students with disabilities. Emphasis is on a structured approach to reading comprehension and use of technology tools to enhance vocabulary skills and comprehension.

LNSK 341B INTERMEDIATE READING STRATEGIES
This lab provides prescriptive reading instruction and strategies for students with disabilities. Emphasis is on application of reading strategies and use of technology tools to facilitate reading comprehension. This course is designed to support students with application of strategies and tools in college courses.

LNSK 342A BEGINNING WRITING STRATEGIES LAB
This lab provides beginning writing instruction and strategies for students with disabilities. Emphasis is on the introduction of a process-based approach to writing and use of technology tools to facilitate writing skills.

LNSK 342B INTERMEDIATE WRITING STRATEGIES LAB
This lab provides prescriptive writing instruction and strategies for students with disabilities. Emphasis is on a process-based writing approach and use of technology tools to facilitate writing skills. This lab is designed to support students with application of strategies and tools in college courses.

LNSK 343A BEGINNING MATH STRATEGIES LAB
This lab offers beginning mathematics instruction and strategies for students with disabilities. Emphasis is on the introduction of basic math skills and the use of assistive technology to facilitate development of these skills.

LNSK 343B INTERMEDIATE MATH STRATEGIES LAB
This lab offers prescriptive mathematics instruction and strategies for students with disabilities. Emphasis is on use of technology to facilitate development of math skills. This lab is designed to support students with application of strategies and tools for college algebra courses.

LNSK 347A BEGINNING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS (Renamed from LNSK 329)
Students work on individualized projects with appropriate assistive technology under the supervision of an instructor. The emphasis is on building fundamental technology skills.

LNSK 347B INTERMEDIATE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS
Students work on individualized projects with appropriate assistive technology under the supervision of an instructor. The emphasis is on extending technology skills and the introduction of applications necessary to complete college coursework, prepare for employment, complete employment-related projects, and/or promote independence.

LNSK 352 THINKING AND REASONING SKILLS
This course is designed to provide instruction in basic critical thinking skills and reasoning strategies. It includes the development of cognitive strategies to enhance attention, memory, categorization, association, logic and reasoning. There is an emphasis on self-awareness of personal learning strengths and weaknesses related to the student’s disability and the ability to select and apply specific techniques and strategies to facilitate learning.