Learning Skills Classes (LSK)

Learning Skills (LSK) classes provide students with the opportunity to enroll in classes that are beneficial to academic skill building, self-understanding, and overall development.  DSPS is pleased to offer a variety of LSK classes to meet the needs of students with disabilities.  The following classes are currently approved by the College, and listed in the College Catalog:

Introduction to College Accommodations, course number LSK 1, is a 1-unit class, is designed to prepare students in the transition from high school to college, with a focus on students requiring special classroom accommodations related to disabilities.  Throughout the course, students will develop knowledge of the academic policies, resources, and campus programs available to students.  Students will learn about the California system of higher education and develop an educational and program plan. 

Memory Skills, course number LSK 90, is a 1-unit class, and is designed to help students with the basic principles of memory improvement, with an emphasis on brain functions in relation to memory and applied methods.  Designed for students with identified memory and concentration deficits, learning disabilities, and other learning challenges.  Applications to college coursework, study skills, test taking as well as personal and social situations.

Emotional Management Skills, course number LSK 105 is a 1.5-unit class, is an introduction to specific behavioral approaches to identify and manage negative feelings.  Positive peer support and self-talk skills designed to manage life disrupting problems, emotions, and events.  Designed for students with ongoing and identified behavioral and emotional challenges.

Learning Strategies, course number LSK 126, is a 1.5-unit class, assists students with disabilities to succeed in college through a better understanding of their own individual learning styles, aptitudes, and behaviors.  Students gain exposure to a variety of ‘best practice’ study skills to succeed in college.  The class includes the identification and analysis of individual learning barriers, such as learning disabilities, emotional management, or physical challenges.