Sped 4 Learning Disabilites Definition & Types


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Sped 4 Learning Disabilites Definition & Types

  1. 1. LearningDisability
  2. 2. Learning Disability  Isa classification including Sometimes several disorders in which a person has difficulty called a learning in a typical learning manner, usually caused by difference, factor or an unknown learningdisorder, or learning factors. difficulty  The unknown factor is the
  3. 3. Learning Disability This disorder can make it problematic for a person to learn as quickly or in the same way as someone who is not affected by a learning disability. People with a learning disability have trouble performing specific types of
  4. 4. Learning DisabilitySome forms of learning disability are incurable.Can face unique challenges that are often pervasive
  5. 5. Types ofLearningDisabilities
  6. 6. Readin g LearWritin Disorde r ningMath gDisabilities Disorde r Disabil Nonverba l Disorder Learnin g ities s of speaking and Disabilit listening y
  7. 7. Reading DisorderMost common learning disabilityDevelopmental Dyslexia is often used as a synonym
  8. 8. Reading Disorder A reading disability can affect any part of the reading process, including difficulty with accurate or fluent word recognition, or both, word decoding, reading rate, prosody (oral reading with expression), and reading
  9. 9. Writing Disorder Speech and language disorders can also be called Dysphasia/Aphasia Impaired written language ability may include impairments in handwriting, spelling, organiza tion of ideas, and composition.
  10. 10. Math DisabilityDyscalculia, a math disability can cause such difficulties as learning math concepts (such as quantity, place
  11. 11. Math Disabilitydifficulty organizing numbers, and understanding how problems are organized on the page.Dyscalculics are often referred to as having
  12. 12. Nonverbal Learning Disability manifest in motor clumsiness, poor visual-spatial skills, problematic social relationships, difficulty with math, and poor organizational skills. These individuals often have specific strengths in the verbal domains, including early speech, large vocabulary, early
  13. 13. Disorders of speaking and listeningDifficulties that often co- occur with learning disabilities include difficulty with memory, social skills and executive functions
  14. 14. DIAGNOSI S
  15. 15. Diagnosis often identified by school psychologists, clinical psychologists, and neuropsycholog ists through a combination of intelligence testing, academic achievement testing, classroom performance, and social interaction and aptitude.
  16. 16. Diagnosis Other areas of assessment may include perception, cognition, memory, attention, and language abilities. The resulting information is used to determine whether a childs academic performance is commensurate with his or her
  17. 17. Diagnosis If a childs cognitive ability is much higher than his or her academic performance, the student is often diagnosed with a learning disability. The DSM-IV and many school systems and government programs diagnose learning disabilities in this way (DSM-IV uses the term "disorder" rather than "disability".)
  18. 18. DiagnosisRecent research hasprovided little evidencethat a discrepancy betweenformally measured IQ andachievement is a clearindicator of LD.