LEARNING DISABILITESStephanie Secher, Brittany Smith, and Erin Pietzman
WHAT IS A LEARNING DISABILITYDeﬁnition- a neurologically based difﬁculty in theachievement in academic abilities. Can effect- Basic skills- math, reading, etc. Higher level thinking- organization and time management4 to 6 percent of all students have a learning disability.
EXPECTATIONS AND SUCCESSIntelligencePotential vs. AbilityAll disabilities are differentTo encourage success focus on Individual achievements Individual progress Individual learning styles
TREATMENTSMedication Do beneﬁts outweigh the risks? Affects children differently than adults.Cognative Behavior TherapyBehavioral Training for Parents
TREATMENTSDiet ADHD- avoid soda, sweets, quash, and natural orange juice Dyslexia- try sugar free diet.The law requires schools to develop individualeducation plans for all children with learningdisabilities.
AFFECTS AND OUTCOMESLearning disabilities can affect Mental abilites How they learn How they view themselves How they interact with peers
MAINSTREAMINGMainstreaming- placing learning disabled students in“regular” classrooms throughout the day Pros- higher academic achievement, higher self- esteem, and better social skills. Cons- are LD students getting enough attention? Does that take attention away from other students?
INCLUSIONTypes of Inclusion Regular Partial FullGoal- to take all necessary actions to accomidatestudents with a learning disability in a “regular”classroom
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