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Education and Child Studies: Learning Problems and Impairments (International track)

Welcome to the specialisation Learning Problems and Impairments (international track),which is part of the Master’s Degree Programme in Education and Child Studies. Language of instruction in this specialisation is English.

More than 15% of school-age children have learning problems; they experience severe difficulties in learning one or more basic skills or they fail to display general base requirements. Experts who treat these children must be aware of the way in which children learn, what can go wrong and what interventions are evidence-based.

The Master’s specialisation in Learning Problems and Impairments offers a combination of theoretical insights, diagnostic and treatment strategies. Students learn to recognise common learning problems such as dyslexia, hyperlexia and discalculia, as well as learning problems caused by ADHD, ADD or speech and language disorders. In the course of the programme they acquire the knowledge and skills required to work in research and teaching positions.

During the specialisation in Learning Problems and Impairments you will:

  • acquire in-depth knowledge of a socially crucial topic: not only do school drop-out and low literacy have economic consequences, learning problems also cause much personal suffering.

  • acquire knowledge of the way in which pupils between the ages of 3 and 18 learn, and what can go wrong in this process.

  • learn to recognise whether you are dealing with specific learning problems (dyslexia or discalculia) or learning problems caused by something else (for instance, weak cognitive control, attention disorders or stress-related problems).

  • learn to design and test action plans.

  • be able to participate intensively in designing and testing interventions in the early years in order to close the gap between high-achievers and low-achievers at an early stage.

Timetable

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Registration

NOTE As of the academic year 2021-2022, you must register for all courses in uSis.

You do this twice a year: once for the courses you want to take in semester 1 and once for the courses you want to take in semester 2.

Registration for courses in the first semester is possible from July. The exact date on which the registration starts will be published on the website of the Student Service Center (SSC)

Registration for courses in the first semester is possible from December. The exact date on which the registration starts will be published on the website of the Student Service Center (SSC)

The registration period for all courses closes five calendar days before the start of the course.

By registering for a course you are also automatically registered for the Brightspace module and for the first sit of the exam of that course. Anyone who is not registered for a course therefore does not have access to the Brightspace module and cannot participate in the first sit of the exam of that course.

Also read the complete registration procedure

More information

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