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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What Is a Learning Disability in Children? - Definition, Types & Characteristics
Course SummaryThis online teacher resource course examines the characteristics and effects of learning disabilities, and it includes effective instructional techniques and strategies that you can use to better accommodate your students. The course is accessible whenever you need it, and it's taught by subject matter experts.
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The chapters in this course were set up as resources to help you review the characteristics of learning disabilities, how learning disabilities can affect a student's behavior and how you can adjust your classroom instruction to fit the needs of students with learning disabilities. This course provides a quick and effective way to review this information, so that you may implement it as soon as possible.
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The lesson videos in these chapters are not only informative and engaging, but also short and mobile device compatible, so that you can fit them into a busy schedule. They are accompanied by short, self-assessment quizzes you may use to test your understanding of lesson topics.
Designed to help teachers improve their skills teaching students with learning disabilities, this course includes:
- Lesson videos with time-line links you can use to go directly to specific topics in them
- Lesson transcripts that will help you reinforce your retention of the information
- Short lesson quizzes check how much of the lesson material you've retained
- Video tags that will take you to the parts of the lessons that explained the topics you missed on the quizzes
- Practice chapter exams you can use to discover any areas of weakness
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- Provides vital information: The lessons in this course will help you review information crucial to your ability to teach students with learning disabilities.
- Details helpful strategies: Review strategies and techniques you can use to help improve the performance of students with learning disabilities.
- Creates a better learning environment: Not only will these lessons help you teach students with learning disabilities, but they will also allow you to improve the overall learning environment of your classroom.
|Basics for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities|| Review types of learning disabilities and ways to identify them.|
Understand behavioral and cognitive impairments, as well as the role of organizations, parents and communities in helping students with learning disabilities.
|Common Types of Learning Disabilities||Understand characteristics and effects of dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyslexia and dysorthographia.|
Discover symptoms and treatments for auditory, visual and sensory integration disorders.
Discuss the effects of executive function and social cues disorders.
|Classroom Adjustments for Students with Learning Disabilities|| Study the difference between mainstreaming and inclusion approaches to special education and curricular accommodations compared to modification.|
Take a look at universal design in special education, differentiated instruction and direct instruction.
|Assessing and Monitoring Students with Learning Disabilities|| Review different forms of assessments used in special education.|
Examine the Response to Intervention process (RTI), early reading interventions, and personal learning profiles.
Consider the Learning Disabilities Instructional Support Planning Process (LDISPP) and Individual Education Plans (IEP).
|Teaching Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities|| Understand issues faced by students with learning disabilities.|
Investigate ways to help students improve receptive language processing, phonological processing, and spelling, writing and math skills.
|Behavior & Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities|| Recognize the emotional needs of students with learning disabilities.|
Discuss the benefits of teaching self-regulation to students with learning disabilities.
Learn strategies for getting students to become more active in the learning process, improve fine and gross motor skills and develop organizational and study skills.
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