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Learning Disabilities

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Learning Disabilities

  1. 1. learning disabilities
  2. 2. samuel kirk learning disabilities Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  3. 3. IDEiA definition Learning disability (LD) is a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia. Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  4. 4. IDEiA definition visual or hearing impairment intellectual disability emotional / behavioral disorder environmental, cultural, economic disadvantage Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  5. 5. prevalence rates exponential 20 yr increase ½ of all SPED services reading is largest males 3 to 1 Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  6. 6. causes genetic environmental unknown Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  7. 7. characteristics average or above average IQ inconsistent skill performance difficulty learning to read/write seems less mature than peers difficulty speaking (mumble) works slow – many errors 30% ADHD low frustration level Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  8. 8. Response To Intervention multimodal assessment discrepancy model Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  9. 9. areas of SLD oral expression listening comprehension written expression basic reading skills reading comprehension math calculation math reasoning dyslexia dysgraphia dyscalculia Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  10. 10. instructional environment educational medical direct instruction Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  11. 11. classroom placement regular class = 49% resource = 37% self-contained = 13% homebound = .02% separate facility = .06% residential facility = .02% Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  12. 12. instructional accommodations extended time on tests provide a reader use of tape recorder calculator * IEP computer* break up tests over days
  13. 13. Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.

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