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Common Types of Learning Disabilities - Chapter Summary
This chapter will present you with interesting text and video lessons that will provide explanations of the the definition, treatment, and symptoms for learning disabilities including dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyslexia, and dysorthographia. Short multiple-choice quizzes will help you learn the symptoms of the auditory processing disorder and visual processing disorder. Printable worksheets will be available for you to get practice answering questions about the symptoms and definition of sensory integration disorder, executive function disorder, and social cues disorder.
How It Helps
- Provides the effects: Because you will learn the effects of dyslexia and other disorders on learning, you can provide better support for students suffering from it.
- Explains effective treatment: Your knowledge of the treatment for dysorthographia will help you develop activities and curriculum to help students who have the disorder.
- Builds understanding: Your knowledge of why a student may not respond to your gestures will help you find other ways to address the student effectively.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Understand the needs of students suffering from dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyslexia, and dysorthographia
- Differentiate between students suffering from auditory processing disorder and visual processing disorder
- Identify the link between the completion of tasks and executive function disorder
- Manage your class with students who have social cues disorder
1. What Is Dyscalculia? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment
Dyscalculia refers to a learning disability in mathematics. It is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as a Mathematics Disorder under the Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood or Adolescence.
2. What Is Dysgraphia? - Symptoms, Treatment & Definition
Dysgraphia is a type of learning disability that affects your ability to write. Learn more about the causes of dysgraphia, its symptoms, and how it is treated in this lesson.
3. What Is Dyslexia in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects between five and 17 percent of children in the United States. Learn about dyslexia, its symptoms, how it is treated, and more.
4. What is Dysorthographia? - Symptoms & Treatment
Dysorthographia is a learning disability. This lesson will discuss its symptoms and treatments and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.
5. What is Auditory Processing Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment
Did you know that between five and seven percent of children are diagnosed with auditory processing disorder? Learn more about the disorder, its symptoms, and treatment. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
6. What is Visual Processing Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment
Visual processing disorder impairs the ability to process visual stimuli. This lesson will explain important aspects of this disorder along with common symptoms and treatment options. We will end with a short quiz to see what you've learned.
7. What Is Sensory Integration Disorder in Children? - Treatment, Symptoms & Definition
It is estimated that the lives of 1 in 20 children are affected daily by sensory integration disorder. Learn more about sensory integration disorder, its symptoms, how it is treated, and more.
8. Executive Function Disorder: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Did you know that executive functions help us plan, organize, and evaluate tasks? Learn more about executive function disorder, its symptoms, and treatments. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
9. What is Social Cues Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment
Social cues disorder interferes with one's ability to communicate with others. This lesson will explain what social cues disorder is, its symptoms, and options for treating it. We will end with a short quiz.
10. Learning Disabilities in Adults: Types, Symptoms & Testing
Although many think of learning disabilities as being limited to childhood, they also continue to have an impact in adulthood. This lesson explores the types, symptoms, and testing for learning disabilities in adults.
11. Sensory Processing Disorder: Behavior & Issues in the Classroom
School-day demands can be overwhelming for many children, but students with sensory processing disorder (SPD) may have an especially hard time being successful in school. Let's explore some of the challenges of SPD and how we can help.
12. Global Developmental Delay: Definition & Symptoms
Perhaps you are new to global development delay or wish to learn more in order to help a student. This lesson defines the term and provides common symptoms related to the condition.
13. Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Disorder: Definition & Symptoms
This lesson goes over the fundamental concepts, signs, and symptoms of a poorly understood and proposed psychiatric disorder called 'sluggish cognitive tempo disorder'.
14. Sensory Modulation Disorder: Definition & Symptoms
Sensory modulation disorder impacts how your brain processes input from the body's senses. In this lesson, we will learn more about this disorder and the symptoms associated with it.
15. What Are Mild Learning Disabilities in Children?
If you are someone who works with children, you might be wondering about the variations in the ways they can learn and develop. This lesson discusses minor learning disabilities that occur in childhood.
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