Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Learning Disabilities and Special Ability OEO 102 2 2 + 0 2 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. EDA DEMİRHAN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Research Asisst.Ahmet Fidan

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

By the end of the this course, it is aimed to gain the following characteristics by the students:

1) Individuals with learning disability, 2) classification of individuals with learning disability in educational, psychological and medical aspects, 3) causes, prevalence and frequency of occurrence of the learning disability, 4) developmental and educational features, 5) services, supports and legal rights for the families of individuals with learning disabilities and gifted/talented

Course Content

Individuals with learning disability and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity; gifted/talented individuals; classification: educational, psychological, medical; prevalence and frequency of occurrence; reasons; medical, developmental and educational features; academic and non-academic characteristics; team and cooperation; education-training environments; characteristics of families; learning difficulty / attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, attitudes towards gifted/talented individuals and their families; services, supports and legal rights offered to families

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/she defines the learning disability and gifted/talented individuals. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 He/she discusses the biological causes of learning disability and gifted/talented. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 He/she classifes the aspect of educational, psychological and medical of the individuals with the gifted/talented and learning disabilities. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 He/she explains the educational environments for the individuals who are gifted/talented and learning disability Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 He/she explains the assistive technologies for the individuals who have learning disabilities and gifted/talented. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 He/she discusses the services offered to the families of learning disabilites and gifted/talented. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
7 He/she explains the legal rights of the learning disablities and gifted/talented. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 What is a learning disability?
2 What does it mean to be gifted?
3 Educational and psychological classification of people with learning disabilities
4 Educational and psychological classification of gifted and talented individuals
5 Learning disabilities and special medical yeteneklilig prevalence and incidence
6 Educational environments for gifted and talented individuals
7 Educational environment for individuals with learning disabilities
8 Midterm
9 Assistive Technologies in learning disabilities and gifted and talented individuals
10 The importance of cooperation in learning disabilities and gifted and talented individuals
11 Attitudes toward individuals and families with learning disabilities
13 The services offered to families
14 Provided support and legal rights
Course Notes
Course Resources

Özkardeş, O. (2004). İki Kere Farklı: Üstün Yetenekli Olan Çocuklarda Özel Öğrenme Güçlüğü Sorunları. Üstün Yetenekli Çocuklar Bildiriler Kitabı içinde (333-347). İstanbul: Çocuk Vakfı Yayınları, 64.

Korkmazlar, Ü. (1999). Özel öğrenme bozukluğu (Öğrenme güçlükleri), Ben Hasta Değilim. İstanbul, Nobel Kitabevi, 285-295.

Kırcaali-İftar, G. (2002). Öğrenme güçlükleri. Özel eğitim, 57-68.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Learner has the high level knowledge and the skills supported by the books including the most recent information, practice materials and other scientific sources about special education, pedagogy, culture and basic sciences. X
2 Learner feels ready to work with individual with developmental disabilities, and has effective communication skills. X
3 They investigate and evaluate the consepts, ideas and datas about special education and pedagogic information scientifically; diognise, analyze and negotiate comlicated problems and subjects and develops suggestions based on scientific datas and proofs. X
4 They inform to audiences about special education and teaching skills, explain thinks to them. X
5 They have the skills about learning how to learn, self-confidence, critical thinking, creative thinking; can carry on the works of his area individually. X
6 They take the responsibiliy of unexpected events in his job and try to find solutions. X
7 They know the all features ( additional disability, health problems(epilepsi, what medicine to take, etc.)of their students and their needs; know the socio-cultural and economic of the immediate environment. X
8 They can watch and understand the information about special education and pedagogy and have the second language knowledge to communicate with their collagues (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1). X
9 Instructor compares and contrasts the previous evaluation of the learners’ development, shares the results with the parents and the managers, develops the new instruction plan according to that result. X
10 X
11 X
12 X
13 X
14 X
15 X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 30
Total 30
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Quiz 2 8 16
Assignment 1 15 15
Final examination 1 16 16
Total Workload 139
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.56
dersAKTSKredisi 6