LEARNING DISABILITIES IN SCHOOL AGED
K H A D I J A B L A N D
A learning disability is defined as a
disorder in 1 or more of the basic
psychological processes involved in
understanding or in using language,
spoken or written, which may manifest
itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think,
speak, read, write spell, or to do
LEARNING DISABILITIES INCLUDE
Minimal brain dysfunction
Perceptual disabilities involves a problem with the input of information. The
way the information the student perceive what they see and hear causes
Brain injuries are directly linked to learning disabilities. Traumatic brain
injuries can cause cognitive and behavioral deficiencies
THE DEFINING CHARACTERISTIC
The presence of specific and significant achievement deficits in spite of
adequate overall intelligence
Learning disabilities are the biggest special education category.
SOURCES OF LEARNING DISABILITIES
Brain damage or dysfunction
MEASUREMENTS OF LD
Curriculum- based measurement
Response to intervention
Intelligence/ Achievement tests
Criterion- referenced tests
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STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES CAN BE PLACED IN:
Homebound/ hospital environments
HOW IT AFFECTS CHILDREN?
Learning disabilities make everyone who has them feel inadequate in a way
at times. It not only affects the people with the learning disability, but the
people around them as well.
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