Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis


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Learning disorders:

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1. When David is reading to himself he tends to put syllables in the wrong order and reverse or invert some letters. David is struggling with which of the following learning disorder?

2. Despite thorough instruction, Greta's handwriting continues to contain inappropriately sized and spaced letters, along with wrong and misspelled words. She is struggling with which of the following learning disorders?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learning disorders can be an unfortunate roadblock in education, and it's important to recognize the possible causes and treatment for them. In this quiz, you'll recall various facts about learning disabilities, such as the names of different disorders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your ability to:

  • Identify the types of learning disorders
  • Recognize the scope of learning disorders
  • Recall what dysgraphia can affect
  • Determine what is true about people with mathematics disorder
  • Remember what IEP stands for

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on learning disorders
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define learning disorders and IEPs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding math, reading and language arts disorders
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the difficulties that a person with mathematics disorder encounters

Additional Learning

You can view the short but informative video lesson titled Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis if you would like to learn more about this topic. This lesson will:

  • Explain what happens when one has a reading disorder
  • Explore the disorder of written expression
  • Explain the purpose of the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA)
  • Discuss a program that's used to help students with learning disorders