Teaching Problem-Solving Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities


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What is a learning disability?

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1. What is a common area of breakdown for students with learning disabilities approaching story problems?

2. How might a student with executive function struggles have a hard time with problem-solving?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet/quiz combo lets you see what you know about teaching problem-solving skills to students with learning disabilities. To succeed on the quiz, you'll need to know about what learning disabilities are and how executive function struggles impact students.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can take the quiz to check your understanding of:

  • Strategy that might help students who are struggling with how to approach a problem
  • Computation and students with learning disabilities
  • The meaning of the term 'learning disability'
  • Something that students with learning disabilities commonly struggle with when working on story problems

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on problem-solving instruction and special needs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how a student with executive function struggles might have trouble with problem-solving
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read about the term 'learning disability' and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Teaching Problem-Solving Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities is a lesson you can use to review more about:

  • The meaning of 'executive function'
  • Helping students with learning disabilities
  • Visual and spatial reasoning struggles