Students with learning disabilities are a diverse group of individuals, exhibiting difficulties in many different areas. The areas most affected are reading, writing, listening, speaking, reasoning, and math; however, Learning Disabilities are specific to the individual. It is essential for educators to understand all of the possible characteristics that may be seen in children with LD. By knowing what to look for, educators may be able to help provide a meaningful educational experience. The most common types of Learning Disabilities are those that impact reading, writing, and math. According to “Specific Learning Disabilities,” there are five core concepts to consider when defining LD. First, Learning Disabilities are a heterogeneous group; LD comes in all shapes and sizes. Second, LD results in a significant difficulty to listen, speak, read, write, reason, and perform math. Third, Learning Disabilities are unique to the individual. LD is said to start in the central nervous system, and does not disappear over time, but can take on many different stages over a child’s life. Fourth, LD can occur simultaneously with other disabilities; that would not otherwise be classified as a disability. Some examples include ADHD, sensory aversions, or emotional disturbance. Lastly, LD is not caused by external influences. People from different cultural backgrounds may also have a Learning Disability (Kirkland, 2012). As an educator, I need to make sure I understand all of the possible characteristics that may be seen in children with LD. By knowing what to look for, I will be able to help provide a meaningful educational experience for my students with
Case Study: Grace What does this description of Grace’s school performance suggest to you? Grace’s school performance suggests that she is capable of learning. This is confirmed by her scores on Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Reasoning, and Processing Speed scores from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth Edition.
Learning Disabilities Association of America. (2004). Learning Disabilities: Signs, Symptoms and Strategies. Retrieved June 18, 2012, from HYPERLINK "http://www.ldanatl.org" http://www.ldanatl.org.
IDEA defines a learning disability as a disorder in understanding or using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or do mathematical calculations. Learning disabilities are a life-long issue. Language problems that go untreated in the early years of school can continue into high school and adulthood. As a child who suffered with an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), early intervention was very important for me to progress in school. I continue to this day, to utilize and build on compensatory techniques taught by my grade school Speech Pathologist. Henceforth, I have been able to succeed in school, social settings and now in college.
Learning Disabilities Angelica Wells Brown Mackie College ALH2482: Interventions in Pediatrics & Adolescents 11/10/14 Learning Disabilities Learning disabilities are defined as the inability to process information and the inability to communicate effectively. This can cause problems during the child’s years in school. It is often characterized by as having a below average intellectual functioning level as well as below average adaptational skills.
Modifications (UDL) 1. Specific Learning Disability – the teacher could adapt the direct instructions and maters use during the lesson and practice time. The teacher could incorporate partner work for students to collaborate in small groups.
Learning Disabilities Online. Retrieved from http://www.ldonline.org/ Learning Disabilities Online’s mission is to assist children and adults with learning disabilities to reach their full potential by offering advice and up-to-date information. They also offer educators with authoritative information about learning disabilities so they have a place to obtain any help that they may need. This site offers reliable information so a parent or a teacher can research learning disabilities and get information such as the definition of learning disabilities, the signs to look for, how to respond, and how to get help. It is estimated now that 2 million children in the United Sates have ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and they offer
There are many different types of learning disabilities; the most common ones are dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. (Jerome Rosner. –third ed. 1)
Learning Disorders- Difficulties that make it harder for children and adolescents to receive or express information could be a sign of learning disorders. Learning disorders can show up as problems with spoken and written language, coordination, attention, or self-control.
Technologies for Learners with Disabilities Learning disabilities are neurologically based processing problems that can interfere with higher-level skills such as organization, time planning, abstract reasoning, long or short-term memory and attention. (Pardun, 2015)
Mr. Hall (school psychologist): Mr. and Mrs. Gallery, I must say it is a pleasure to have your son in our school. We believe that each child is a valuable asset. Adam shows great promise. I’m here to explain the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team report. Based on your observations and class
Learning – Moderate intellectual disability in affected males, mild intellectual disability in affected females, learning disabilities
Only ten years ago, many people didn’t know there were such things as Attention Deficit Disorder or Dyslexia, and, if they did, they didn’t believe they were to be taken seriously. Learning disabilities are becoming more and more common in children and adults. Currently statistics indicate that: 2.4 million students are diagnosed with learning disabilities, with as many as 1 out of every 5 people in the United States having a learning disability and almost 1 million young people (ages 6 through 21) having some form of a learning disability and receiving special education in school. And, though none of these disabilities are threating, they are most definitely life changing.
“According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, as of 2002, almost 2.9 million students receive special education services for learning disabilities in the United States” (Gale 1). Although many students receive help for their learning disabilities, a large number also are not aware they many have one. Learning disabilities can be difficult to understand. The causes are often subtle, however, research can help us better understand them as a whole.
The brain is the king of every human body, and which regulates everything in the human body. Unfortunately, there are some disorders which can affect its function called learning disabilities. There are two specific disorders common in children: Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). These are very similar to