Course Information
TitleΕκπαιδευτικές προσεγγίσεις στις Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες / Educational and instructional approaches for learning disabilities
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorSouzana Panteliadou
Course ID600018134

Programme of Study: Paidagōgikī Epistīmī: Eidikī Agōgī, Paidagōgikī tou Scholeíou, Synechizómenī Ekpaídeusī

Registered students: 11
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Special EducationCompulsory Course217.5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge The students will be able to -understand the learning implications of Learning Disabilities. -understand the importance of teaching evaluation. -get acquainted with basic assessment tools of Learning Disabilities. -become familiar with effective teaching methods in Learning Disabilities. Skills The students will be able to -identify the specific learning needs through a detailed evaluation. -develop a personalized educational program. -choose an appropriate teaching approach -develop appropriate teaching material. -write scientific work. Abilities The students will be able to -raise awareness about the learning opportunities of children with Learning Disabilities. -develop a positive attitude towards the adaptation of teaching in the classroom. -use research data in the development of their teaching.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work251
Reading Assigment502
Written assigments883.5
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Antoniou, F. & Padeliadu, S. (2014). Screening for Specific Learning Disabilities in Second Language Learners. In D. Tsagari & G. Spanoudis (Eds.), Assessing second language students with learning and other disabilities (pp.115-132). London: Lit Verlag. Archer, A. L., Gleason, M. M., & Vachon, V. L. (2003). Decoding and fluency: foundation skills for struggling older readers. Learning Disability Quarterly, 26, 89-101. Bender, W. N. (2004). Learning disabilities. Characteristics, identification and teaching strategies (5th ed). Boston, MA: Pearson Education Inc. Biemiller, A. (2001). Teaching vocabulary: Early, direct, and sequential. American Educator, 25(1), 24-28, 47. Boyle, J. R. (2000). The effects of a Venn diagram strategy on the literal, inferential, and relational comprehension of students with mild disabilities. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 10(1), 5-13. Butler, D. L. (2002). Metacognition in comprehension instruction. In C. Collins Block & M. Pressley (Eds.), Comprehension instruction: Research-based best practices (pp. 77-95). New York, NJ: The Guilford Press. Butler, F. M., Miller, S. P., Creham, K., Babbitt, B., & Pierce, T. (2003). Fraction instruction for students with mathematics disabilities: Comparing tow teaching sequences. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 18, 99-111. Cass, M., Cates, D., Smith, M., & Jackson, C. (2003). Effects of manipulative instruction solving area and perimeter problems by students with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 18, 112-120. Cawley, J. F. (2002). Mathematics interventions and students with high-incidence disabilities. Remedial and Special Education, 23(1), 2-6. Denton, C. A., Vaughn, S., & Fletcher, J. M. (2003). Bringing research-based practice in reading intervention to scale. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 18, 201-211. Dowker, A. (2005). Early identification and intervention for students with mathematics difficulties. 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(2003). Students with learning disabilities and the process of writing: A meta-analysis of SRSD studies. In H. L. Swanson, K. R. Harris, & S. Graham (Eds.), Handbook of Learning Disabilities (pp.323-344). New York: Guilford Press. Graham, S., & Perrin, D. (2007). A meta-analysis of writing instruction for adolesnent students. Journal of Educational Psychology, 99, 445-476. Joseph, L.M. (2002). Best practices in planning interventions for students with reading problems. Best practices in school psychology IV, 803-816. Kavale, K. A., & Forness, S. R. (1987). Substance over style: A quantitative synthesis assessing the efficacy of modality testing and teaching. Exceptional Children, 54, 228-234. Kim, A., Vaughn, S., Wanzek, J., & Wie, S. (2004). Graphic organizers and their effects on the reading comprehension of students with LD: A synthesis of research. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 37(2), 105-118. Lederer, J. M. (2000). Reciprocal teaching of social studies in inclusive elementary classrooms. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 33, 91-106. Lenz, B. K., & Deshler, D. D. (2004). Teaching content to all: Evidence-based inclusive practices in middle and secondary schools. Boston: Pearson. Mason, L. H., & Graham, S. (2008). Writing instruction for adolescents with learning disabilities: Programs of intervention research. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 23(2), 103-112. Murawski, W.W., & Dieker, L.A. (2004). Tips and strategies for co-teaching at the secondary level. Teaching Exceptional Children, 36(5), 52-58 Nikolopoulos, D., Goulandris, N., & Snowling, M. J. (2003). Developmental dyslexia in Greek. In N. Goulandris (Ed.), Dyslexia in Different Languages: Cross-linguistic Comparisons (pp. 53-67). London: Whurr. O’ Connor, R., & Padeliadu, S. (2000). Blending Versus Whole Word Approaches in First Grade Remedial Reading: Short-term and Delayed Effects on Reading and spelling Words. Reading and Writing: A multi-disciplinary Journal ,13(1-2), 159-182. Padeliadu, S., Botsas, G., & Sideridis, G. (2000). The explanation of reading achievement using phoneme awareness, home environment and social status: Preliminary analysis with first-graders. In I. Austad & E. Tosdal Lyssand (Eds.), Literacy – challenges for the new millennium, (pp.173-181). Norwegian Reading Association – Center for Reading Research. Rogers, L., & Graham, S. (2008). A meta-analysis of single-subject design writing intervention research. Journal of Educational Psychology, 100, 879-906. Shaywitz, S. E. (2004). Overcoming dyslexia. New York: Knopf. Sideridis, G., Morgan, P. L., Botsas, G., Padeliadu, S., & Fuchs, D. (2006). Identifying students with or at risk for learning disabilities based on motivation, affect, and psychopathology: A ROC analysis. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 39(3), 215-229. Sideridis, G.D., Morgan, P.L., Botsas, G., Padeliadu, S. & Fuchs, D. (2006). Predicting LD on the basis of motivation, metacognition, and psychopathology: An ROC Analysis. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 39(3), 215-229. Silver, L. B. (2001). Controversial therapies. Perspectives, 27(3), 5-8. Swanson, H. L., & Hoskyn, M. (1998). A synthesis of experimental intervention literature for students with learning disabilities: A meta-analysis of treatment outcomes. Review of Educational research, 68, 271-321. Swanson, H. L., & Sachse-Lee, C. (2001). A subgroup analysis of working memory in children with reading disabilities: Domain-general or domain-specific deficiency? Journal of Learning Disabilities, 34, 249-263. Troia, G. A. (2006). Writing instruction for students with learning disabilities. In C.A. MacArthur, S. Graham, & J. Fitzg erald (Eds.), Handbook of Writing Research (pp. 324-336). NY: The Guilford Press. Vaughn, S., & Linan-Thompson, S. (2006). Special education for students with learning disabilities: What makes it so special? In B. G. Cook and B. R. 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