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Lysandra Cook

Associate Professor of Education, General Faculty
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
SPED End Pro Grant 2020
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2020 – May 10, 2021
EDIS 2020: Disability in the Media
Credits: 3
Although disability is a natural part of the human experience, it is colored by a history of fear, segregation, removal and even extermination. Media has always reflected and guided society, including representations of disability. This course explores the changing disability experience (from "stereotype" to "normalization") as depicted in film, literature, and other media.
EDIS 3011: Classroom and Behavior Management
Credits: 3
Provides students an understanding of the basic principles of human behavior and the application of those principles to teaching, positive behavior support, and the design of effective classrooms communities. Prepares teachers to work in multicultural general and special education settings with children of all ages from various background. Responsive approaches will value diversity, address issues of equity, and teach skills to support inclusion.
EDIS 4100: Characteristics of Individuals with Emotional & Behavioral Disabilities
Credits: 1
This course explores the meaning and concepts associated with the field of emotional and behavioral disabilities, including the psychological and behavioral characteristics of individuals with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Topics include specific causes, assessment, and treatment of emotional and behavioral disabilities. Educational, psychological, historical, and medical implications are addressed.
EDIS 4110: Characteristics of Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Credits: 1
This course explores the meaning and concepts associated with the field of learning disabilities, including the psychological and behavioral characteristics of individuals with learning disabilities. Topics include specific causes, assessment, and treatment of learning disabilities and related disabilities. Educational, psychological, historical, and medical implications are addressed.
EDIS 4120: Characteristics of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Credits: 1
This course explores the meaning and concepts associated with the field of learning disabilities, including the psychological and behavioral characteristics of individuals with learning disabilities. Topics include specific causes, assessment, and treatment of learning disabilities and related disabilities. Educational, psychological, historical, and medical implications are addressed.
EDIS 4230: Reading and Writing Instruction for Special Education
Credits: 3
This course provides an examination of current reading and writing research and its implications for assessment and instruction for students with reading and writing disabilities. This course focuses on the assessment and diagnosis of reading and writing difficulties and instructional strategies for addressing literacy problems. Students will learn how to conduct literacy diagnoses, develop case reports, and develop programs based on assessment.
EDIS 5000: The Exceptional Learner
Credits: 3
Introduction to the study of exceptional children and adults. Extends principles of learning and intellectual, socio-cultural, emotional, and physical development to persons with disabilities. Includes gifted, autism, TBI, dyslexia, ADHD and other medical conditions; historical, ethical, and legal aspects; application of federal/state regulatory requirements; identification, education, and evaluation of students with disabilities.
EDIS 5011: Classroom Management and Behavioral Assessment
Credits: 3
This course develops an understanding and application of classroom and behavior management techniques, community building, and behavioral assessment. Introducing diverse approaches based upon behavioral, cognitive, affective, social and ecological theory and practice, the course supports professionally appropriate practices that promote positive redirection of behavior, development of social skills and self-management.
EDIS 5041: Behavior & Classroom Management
Credits: 3
Examination of principles and applications of behavior analysis in education settings. Students learn fundamental concepts of human behavior as well as procedures for managing classroom behavior and routines for establishing positive learning environments.
EDIS 5100: Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Credits: 1
This course presents the characteristics of children and adolescents with emotional and behavior disorders within the context of special education services. On completion of this course, students will have (1) knowledge of the origins and characteristics of the primary behavioral disorders, (2) procedures for identification and assessment, and (3) approaches of programming and instruction for ED/BD, autism and other related disabilities.
EDIS 5110: Characteristics of Learning Disabilities
Credits: 1
Studies the meaning and concepts associated with the field of learning disabilities and the diverse characteristics of individuals with these disabilities. Includes the nature, causes, assessment, and treatment of learning disabilities and related disabilities such as ADHD, ADD, brain injury and others. Students are encouraged to take EDIS 3020 or 5000 prior to taking this course.
EDIS 5120: Characteristics of Intellectual Disabilities
Credits: 1
Designed to explore basic concepts/issues pertaining to persons with significant limitations in intelligence and adaptive behavior. While the course primarily explores the educational implications of having intellectual disabilities/mental retardation, the psychological, historical, and medical implications are also touched upon. Students are encouraged to take EDIS 3020 or 5000 prior to taking this course.
EDIS 5140: Methods of Instruction and Collaboration in Special Education
Credits: 3
Presents cognitive and behavioral instructional approaches for teaching children with special needs in a variety of service delivery options. Emphasis is given to collaborating and adapting instruction, assessment, and materials within inclusion and special education placements to support student achievement of the Virginia Standards of Learning. Co-requisite EDIS 4887
EDIS 5141: IEP & Transition Planning
Credits: 1
This class will focus on the development of legally appropriate IEPs and their application to instructional planning. The course will also address transition planning and the strategies for assisting students in sped to move across the grades & from school to post-secondary placements. This on-line class will include readings, cases, hands-on activities, & video analysis.
EDIS 5230: Reading and Writing Instruction for Special Education
Credits: 3
This course provides an examination of current reading and writing research and its implications for assessment and instruction for students with reading and writing disabilities. This course focuses on the assessment and diagnosis of reading and writing difficulties and instructional strategies for addressing literacy problems. Students will learn how to conduct literacy diagnoses, develop case reports, and develop programs based on assessment.
EDIS 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study
EDIS 9740: Internship in College Teaching or Supervision
Credits: 1–6
Opportunities for experienced doctoral students to teach courses or partial courses at the University, or to supervise student teachers under the guidance of a faculty member.
EDIS 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Under close guidance of a faculty member, students work on an area of particular interest that cannot be met by a regularly scheduled course. A plan of study should be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.