Special Education-Specific Learning Disabilities <br />By Charles Hodge, Karen Medina and Lisa Woods<br />Differentiating Instruction EDUC 4763<br />
Specific Learning Disabilities <br /><ul><li>Attention Deficit Hyperactivity(ADHD)- A developmental disorder that causes hyperactivity, inattentiveness, impulsiveness, or a combination of these symptoms.
Development Reading Disorder(Dyslexia)- A reading disorder that occurs when the brain does not properly recognize and process certain symbols.
Auditory Process Disorder(APD)-A development disorder that distorts information processing because of a lack of coordination between the ears and brain</li></li></ul><li>What are the Symptoms?<br />ADHD<br /><ul><li>Lack of Attention
Impulsive behavior</li></ul>Dyslexia<br /><ul><li>Problems determining meaning of a sentences
Davis Dyslexia correction </li></ul>APD.<br /><ul><li>Auditory processing software.
Holistic Therapies (Music)</li></li></ul><li>What are some Educational strategies to help these students?<br />ADHD<br /><ul><li>Open line of communication with parents.
Develop and use a behavior plan
Use games, skits and predictions to motivate the student</li></ul>Dyslexia<br /><ul><li>Confidence building exercises
Teaching phonemic awareness
Multisensory exercises </li></ul>APD<br /><ul><li>Flexible and preferential seating
Extend time for task completion
Acoustically modified classroom</li></li></ul><li>References <br /> <br />Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies. Kenneth Brock, M.D., and Cameron Stauth. 2008, Ballantine Books.<br />Learning Disabilities Resource Foundation (2011). What is the History of Dyslexia? Retrieved June 28,2011 from LD Resources Foundation Incorporated http://www.ldrfa.org/?pID=9<br />(NIMH). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Accessed January 14, 2010.<br />Nemours Foundation (2011) Auditory Processing Disorder retrieved from http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/ears/central_auditory.html<br />NIDCD (02/2004) Auditory Processing Disorder in Children retrieved from http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/auditory.html<br />