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Applied Learning Disability Strategies for Educators (Recognition of Achievement)

Recognition of Achievement

Recognition of Achievement

Program Description

The Applied Learning Disability Strategies for Educators Recognition of Achievement program provides students the opportunity to develop competencies in the areas of learning strategies and assistive technology. Students will be able to recommend strategies and assistive technologies that are appropriate for individuals with learning disabilities.

Students who complete this new Recognition of Achievement (ROA) program in addition to the new Fundamental Principles of Learning Disabilities ROA program may obtain the Strategies and Assistive Technologies for Learning Disabilities Durham College Certificate. The first ROA, Fundamental Principles of Learning Disabilities, will provide students with a theoretical understanding of learning disabilities, concurrent disorders, and the legal obligations of educators. In the second ROA, Applied Learning Disability Strategies for Educators, the student will apply appropriate strategies and assistive technologies to a range of learner needs.

Due to the advanced nature of the courses in this program, students with previous (or current) experience working in an educational setting will have greater success in the program.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 12 Math (C, M or U)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 12 Math (C, M or U)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Evaluate professional assessment of the learner to provide recommendations for assistive learning strategies.
  • Implement an integration plan to support learners in the use of assistive strategies.
  • Evaluate the impact of assistive technologies to develop recommendations that promote equity for persons with learning disabilities.
  • Create documentation for learners to ensure access to appropriate strategies and accommodations.
  • Apply reflective practice in a manner that shows respect for diversity, equity and inclusion within the learner population.

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Individuals currently working in education who wish to gain a better understanding of how to recommend appropriate technologies to support learners with disabilities will benefit from this program.

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
ASTH 2380Integrating Assistive Technology and Learning StrategiesOnline
ASTH 1380Intro to Assistive TechnologyOnline
EDUC 1387Intro to Learning DisabilitiesOnline
EDUC 1386Intro to Learning StrategiesOnline