What Is a Learning Disability in Children? - Definition, Types & Characteristics


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Which of the following academic areas is not identified as an area with which a specific learning disability can occur?

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1. A learning disability is commonly identified when:

2. According to the DSM-IV, what percentage of American school age children have some form of a learning disability?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Learning disabilities can cause students who are cognitively capable to fall behind in key subjects, and may create a gap between intelligence and academic achievement. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your knowledge of learning disabilities, how they are identified, and how they impact student achievement.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Academic areas where specific learning disabilities can occur
  • Most common indicator that a learning disability may be present
  • Frequency of learning disabilities in school age children
  • How clinicians assess cognitive abilities and achievement level
  • Definition of learning disability

Skills Practiced

  • Reading Comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on learning disabilities
  • Defining Key Concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as learning disabilities
  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding identification of learning disabilities and the impact on student achievement

Additional Learning

To learn more about learning disabilities, review the following lesson called What is a Learning Disability in Children? - Definition, Types & Characteristics. The objectives addressed include:

  • Define learning disabilities
  • Differentiate between cognitive ability and academic performance
  • Understand why identification of learning disabilities is so important for future academic progress