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Professor Adelman is genuinely one of the best professors I've ever had. He genuinely cares about his students and what he teaches. He was a clinical psychologist who worked in schools and has a heart of gold.
People who don't do well in this class are often those who don't go to lecture. Go to lectures and do the readings! Also, go to office hours, he is extremely helpful.
I really enjoyed taking this class and feel that I have a better understanding of the problems involved in diagnosing learning disabilities. There is a midterm and a final which are both in class essays. In order to do well on them you need to read the book and really be able to explain the material. The professor gives sample questions beforehand so you can use to study. He engages with the class a lot which means he is big on participation (but it doesn't count as part of your grade).
I didn't get my grade yet - so this will be a pretty genuine evaluation.
I think this class was very abstract but it provides some key points to restructuring the education system and also what teachers need to do to motivate children. It's also about misdiagnosing kids as having learning disabilities, which are different from learning problems.
I learned alot about the intricate system of diagnosing children and interventions.
He's a good guy and wants to help you.
I do wish that this class was more discussion-focused (although a lot of is, already), I still felt that him lecturing was a bit boring. I do wish he would bring more examples or stories in - it made the class more alive. During one class he read a story about a little boy who was misdiagnosed and people ended up crying.
2 essay format tests - really not bad if you skim over the reading and go over the test questions he gives you. Give him a try, often the elderly teachers are the more caring teachers (especially those in the education field).