All DSPS classes are open to everyone, with or without a disability, and often serve as support for other classes.
Students can take credit and non-credit classes simultaneously. Please see below listings of DSPS courses and their descriptions. Not all courses listed are offered each semester. Please see the class schedule of DSPS credit and non-credit courses for locations and times.
DSPS also sponsors programs that address the needs of individuals with particular disabilities. Please contact the DSPS if you have questions about any of these programs and courses.
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.
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.
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. Students must arrange with the instructor two hours of lab per week. Students enrolled in DSPS X -001 must also be enrolled in DSPS X – 002.
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 artwork.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.