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Excepionalities

  1. 1. Katie bingle<br />Kaci Durham<br />Brooke Snyder<br />Exceptionalities <br />
  2. 2. Poll <br />What is an exceptionality? <br />
  3. 3. Gifted Children <br />Many different definitions of gifted<br /> a child with a gift, or a special talent in a certain area<br />as having a high IQ which usually determines how successful you will be in the future<br />giftedness in childhood must be nurtured so that the child will be successful in their adult years<br />
  4. 4. Gifted Children<br />Different behaviors of gifted children:<br />Gifted children learn basic skills better, faster, and require less practice<br />learn to read earlier than their peers & have good comprehension<br />can work alone on tasks & stay focused for longer periods of time<br />enjoy learning new things & are willing to to examine unfamiliar material<br />
  5. 5. Gifted Children<br />Different ways to teach & accommodate gifted children<br />Projects<br />Journaling<br />learning stations<br />book reports<br />
  6. 6. Learning Disabilities<br />Learning disability- a disability in which there is a discrepancy between a person’s ability and academic achievement; individual possesses average intelligence<br />There are many different types of learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, non-verbal learning disorder, and auditory learning disorder. <br />
  7. 7. Signs of Learning Disabilities in Young Children<br />Difficulty learning new skills <br />Trouble learning time<br />Difficulty remembering facts<br />Confusing basic words<br />Poor coordination<br />Spelling and reading errors such as substitutions, letter reversal, inversions, and transpositions <br />
  8. 8. Teaching Tools<br />Outline lesson for that day in detail <br />Reduce course load<br />Pace instruction to the student <br />Use props and write large and clear<br />Provide memory strategies <br />Ask questions<br />Communication <br />Video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi-Vut9VH6Y  <br />
  9. 9. Speech Disorders<br />A speech disorder is the “inability to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently”<br />Four major types of speech disorders <br />Apraxia of Speech, Dysarthia, Speech Sound Disorders and Voice. <br />No major reason as to why these occur<br />According to the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication disorders, “roughly 8 to 9 percent of young children have a speech disorder”<br />
  10. 10. Speech Disorders<br />How is a speech disorder found? <br />Speech screenings and testing <br />Usually then referred to a speech pathologist<br />How do they effect children?<br />School setting<br />Communication is the basis of education<br />Do children have options? <br />Yes, can choose to either attend speech therapy or not attend any type of therapy and cope alone<br />
  11. 11. Discussion Questions <br />If you had a child with a learning or speech exceptionality, how would you accommodate for that child? <br />Would having gifted children in the classroom benefit the regular students in the class? Would it hurt the gifted students?<br />What are some ideas or experiences you have in regards to educating students with learning disabilities? <br />

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