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Learning disabilities

  1. 1. By: Jordan Mitchell & Teresa Edwards
  2. 2.  A learning disability is something that challenges a child developmentally. Common disabilities include:  Dyslexia an impaired ability to read and understand written language  Dysgraphia impaired written language such as printing and writing  Dyscalculia difficulty learning math concepts (such as quantity, place value, and time), difficulty memorizing math facts, difficulty organizing numbers, and understanding how problems are organized on the page  Dysfluency hesitations repetitions omissions or extra sounds in speech patterns stuttering or stammering
  3. 3.  Between 8% and 10% of children under 18 in the U.S. may have some type of learning disability.  Genetic Disorders  No known cause  Diagnosed in elementary school
  4. 4. Talking later than expected Slow to learn new words Confusing small words, such as "at" and "to." Reversing the shapes of written letters such as "d" for "b." For example, the child may write "dat" instead of "bat." Dyslexia
  5. 5. Difficulty writing papers Difficulty putting thoughts into words Dysgraphia
  6. 6. Difficulty with numbers Difficulty solving math equations Dyscalculia
  7. 7. Dysfluency Stuttering Extra sounds or phrases added Stammering
  8. 8.  None
  9. 9. More Time Simple Tasks Repetition
  10. 10.    The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia by Diane Burton Robb and Gail Piazza 
  11. 11.  National Center for Learning Disabilities  National Association of Dyslexia  Learning Disabilities Association of America  National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)  .php?page_id=18 
  12. 12.  The Everything Parent's Guide To Children With Dyslexia: All You Need To Ensure Your Child's Success (Everything: Parenting and Family) by Abigail Marshall  Overcoming Difficulties with Number: Supporting Dyscalculia and Students who Struggle with Maths (Book & CD) by Ronit Bird  When Writing's a Problem: Understanding Dysgraphia and Helpful Hints for Reluctant Writers by Regina G. Richards  The Dysfluency Resource Book by Jackie Turnbull
  13. 13. Time Management Encouragement One on One interaction Repetition and Memorization
  14. 14.   Eileen, K., and Glynnis Edwards. The Exceptional Child: Inclusion in Early Childhood Education. 6th ed. Belmont, California : Delmar Thomson Learning, 2008. 101,135,502-04. Print.  