Disabled Students Prog & Serv Courses

DSPS M, Learning Strategies for College
Lec-17.5 Lab-52.5 P/NP Only

COREQ.: Enrollment in at least one other CCSF credit course

An individualized course designed for students who have learning disabilities. Focus is on utilizing skills and compensatory strategies to overcome learning challenges. Similar in content to DSPS O except that DSPS M is for those who require more intensive assistance.

Units: 2
DSPS O, Diagnostic Learning
Lab-52.5 P/NP Only

COREQ.: Enrollment in at least one other CCSF credit course

An individualized course for students who have learning disabilities. Focus is on utilizing skills and compensatory strategies to overcome learning challenges. Students are assisted in the lab in using the strategies on assignments from their classes.

Units: 1
DSPS Q, Main Idea Strategies
Lec-17.5 P/NP Only

ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ENGL 88 or ENGL 1AS or ENGL 1A or ESL 182 or ESL 184 or ESL 186 or ESL 188

Designed for students with learning disabilities who are in courses involving reading and writing. Improvement of reading comprehension and basic written expression. Prerequisite language and reasoning skills necessary for identifying the main idea in addition to textbook reading study skills.

Units: 1
DSPS S, Strategies for Problem Solving
Lec-35 P/NP Only

Practical application of analytical and creative problem-solving process strategies (goal setting, learning styles, decision-making, etc.) designed for students with learning disabilities, but open to others. Reinforces student accountability. Major assignments, quiz, and final project are comprehensive, subjective, interactive, and conceptually-based rather than based on retention of facts.

Units: 2
DSPS T, Diagnostic Learning Essentials
Lab-26.25 P/NP Only

COREQ.: Enrollment in at least one other CCSF credit course

An individualized course for students who have learning disabilities. Focus is on instruction and practice of compensatory strategies to overcome learning weaknesses. Students are assisted in the lab in using the strategies on assignments from their classes.

Units: 0.5
DSPS X, Strategies for Success in Math
Lec-26.25 Lab-35 P/NP Only

ADVISE: MATH 30 or MATH 40 or MATH 43

Strategies for success in Math for students with learning disabilities who are enrolled in Math 30, 40, or 43. Emphasis on strategies for processing, language expression, memory, reasoning, and processing speed as they relate to Math.

Units: 2
DSPS 20, Adapted Fitness and Wellness
Lab-35 P/NP Available

An introduction to physical fitness and wellness for students with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on creating a modified exercise program to increase physical activity and cardiovascular conditioning. Course includes exercises such as walking, stretching, wheelchair movement, body weight movements and stress reduction techniques to enhance general wellness.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
DSPS 4014, Accessible Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts adapted for all disabilities. Introduces basic art concepts and crafts skills. Students create projects using materials and processes increasingly more challenging as the course progresses and their abilities develop. Adaptive equipment and techniques introduced as needed. May lead to exhibition of student art work.

Units: 0
DSPS 4017, Accessible Theatre Arts

Designed for students with disabilities to provide life-skill proficiencies essential to the fulfillment of academic, career technical, and personal goals in theatre arts. Students explore and develop abilities in creative self-expression, through participation in a variety of accessible dramatic experiences, increasing their range of physical expression, developing creative verbal self-expression, and learning to work collaboratively with others. Process may lead to dramatic productions.

Units: 0
DSPS 4023, Job Search Skills

Course designed for students with disabilities. Emphasis on exploration of individual skills and interests, work options, communication skills and appropriate work behaviors. Small group work on developing attitudes, self-confidence, and competencies to locate, secure, and retain employment.

Units: 0
DSPS 4028, Coping with Acquired Brain Injury

Students with mild acquired brain injury learn strategies to improve attention, memory, organization, planning, reasoning, and communication in a supportive group setting. Classroom tasks include following directions, problem-solving, time management, verbal and written skills. Emphasis is placed on student responsibility, reliability, goal-setting, and organization.

Units: 0
DSPS 4033, Stroke - Communication

For students experiencing receptive and/or expressive language difficulty (aphasia) resulting from a stroke or other acquired brain impairment. Class focuses on improving overall, functional communication skill in a group setting. Exercises include listening, speaking, reading, writing, and structured conversation. May also be useful to caregivers.

Units: 0
DSPS 4035, Accessible Computer Laboratory

A laboratory course designed for students with disabilities. Needs-based instruction in adaptive computer software and equipment for academic, vocational or personal use. Also, computer-assisted instruction in Internet, email, business software, cognitive retraining, and/or basic skills.

Units: 0
DSPS 4040, Disability and Employment: Independent Vocational Exploration

ADVISE: ESLN 3800 or TRST 3346

For individuals interested in vocational rehabilitation process to secure competitive non-supported employment without assistance of a job developer or coach. Emphasis is on defining career options based on functional abilities and limitations. Topics include work-life balance, hiring discrimination laws, benefits planning and negotiation of workplace accommodations. Course utilizes assessment tools and research of resources to help explore local labor market trends and develop a career path.

Units: 0
DSPS 4044, Healthy Choices/Consumer Education

This course is designed for adults with disabilities. Practical information and effective strategies to practice good nutrition, manage personal health, and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle for increasing independence. Focus on consumer skills related to food shopping, label reading, meal planning and food safety.

Units: 0
DSPS 4101, Communication for the Blind

This class gives persons with visual disabilities the opportunity to interact with peers and participate in structured discussions, games and activities that improve or maintain skills in the areas of communication, problem-solving, memory, self-advocacy and self-expression and "brain fitness".

Units: 0
DSPS 4210, Lipreading

Instruction and practice in lipreading, communication breakdown strategies, stress reduction, creative problem solving, and assertiveness. Acquaints students with assistive listening devices and available services. Supportive group environment. Appropriate for mild to severe hearing impairment.

Units: 0
DSPS 4222, Breath, Sound, and Motion for Well-being

Reinforcement of healthy living choices. An introduction to the connections of breath, voice, body, and mind connections using movement. Practicing self-empowerment and relaxation techniques for overall well-being. Additional modalities explored for strength building, both physically and mentally, with an overall goal of increasing self enjoyment of life. Designed to be accessible for students with and without disabilities.

Units: 0

Modified for individuals with all levels of ability.

DSPS 4305, High School Level Learning Strategies

ADVISE: Concurrent enrollment in a TRST high school class (TRST 1321 or higher)

A course in learning strategies designed for students with disabilities who are taking high school level classes. Students learn about their unique learning styles and apply newly-learned strategies to their course assignments in reading, writing, and/or math. May be repeated.

Units: 0
DSPS 4414, Accessible Arts and Crafts - Essentials

Designed for students with disabilities. Introduces basic art concepts and crafts skills. Students create projects using materials and processes increasingly more challenging as the course progresses and their abilities develop. Adaptive equipment and techniques introduced as needed.

Units: 0
DSPS 4417, Accessible Theater Arts - Essentials

Designed for students with disabilities. Students explore and develop abilities in creative self-expression. Through participation in a variety of dramatic experiences, students increase their range of physical expression, develop creative verbal self-expression and learn to work collaboratively with others. Process may lead to dramatic productions.

Units: 0
DSPS 4422, Digital Literacy

Course designed for students with disabilities. Explore fundamental skills to begin to be digital citizens and responsibly use technology to find, evaluate, organize, create, and share information.

Units: 0
DSPS 4423, Preparation for Job Search

This class emphasizes exploration of individual skills and interests to lay the groundwork needed to find and keep employment.
Includes time management, accessing community resources, exploring work options, developing communication skills and appropriate work behaviors. Course designed for students with disabilities.

Units: 0
DSPS 4428, Financial Literacy

Course designed for students with disabilities. Students explore fundamental information and develop basic skills necessary to more independently manage financial resources and financial well-being related to employment including basic budgeting, banking, and problem solving.

Units: 0
DSPS 4435, Accessible Computer Laboratory - Essentials

A laboratory course designed for students with disabilities. Individualized instruction of adaptive computer software and equipment for academic, vocational or personal use. Also computer-assisted instruction in Internet, email, business software, basic skills and cognitive development.

Units: 0