NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

The Misunderstood Child

EDUC 600




Instructor: Dewey Walsh

Grading: Letter

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $280

Course Description:

This course is an overview of the child’s world in learning differences and disabilities related to assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis of the child with sensory integration problems, autism, dyslexia, Aspergers Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, LD, and giftedness.


  • Learn about the concept of learning disabilities, history of diseases, connections to social and learning problems, the evaluation and treatment process, the relationship in giftedness and school success.
  • Understanding and incorporating the above goals into classroom lesson plans will provide help to individual students, that will help increase student achievement.


The Misunderstood Child, Fourth Edition: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities

The required text is: Silver, Larry B. (2006). Misunderstood Child (4th ed.). New York, NY: Three River Press. Textbook can be ordered from http://www.amazon.com

About The Instructor

Dewey Walsh
Dewey Walsh

Dewey J. Walsh, Ed.D. was a public school teacher and guidance counselor for 34 years. Dewey taught graduate-level professional education classes through Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN for 10 years and the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, for 26 years. Dewey was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota where he attended the University of North Dakota, earning a B.S. &  M.A. in Education and a Doctorate in Teacher Education.


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