Department of Psychology

Value added programme



Course Description: Department of Psychology, St.Joseph’s college (autonomous) has been offering the certificate course on Learning disability management from 2021. The term learning disability is used to describe the seemingly unexplained difficulty a person of at least average intelligence has in acquiring basic academic skills. These skills are essential for success at school and work, and for coping with life in general. “LD” does not stand for a single disorder. It is a term that refers to a group of disorders. Knowing that a child has a learning disability tells you only that the child is experiencing some difficulty processing information/academic performances. You must learn much more about the child before you can determine how much difficulty, the type of difficulties, and/or the impact the disability has on specific academic subjects or tasks. 

The course is offered to final year psychology graduates. The duration of the course is 30 hours. The course contains three modules. The first module is an introductory module to aware of the concept of learning disability and its theoretical aspects. The second module contains the assessment and diagnosis of learning disability. Finally the third module includes the remedial interventions for learning disability management. the practical sessions are also included in the syllabus. The students required 75% attendance for appearing the final exam.




  • To help students to understand learning disabilities in children
  • TO understand the causes, manifestations and methods of screening and assessing children with learning disabilities.
  • To apply management techniques.



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