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Ch 2: Common Types of Learning Disabilities

About This Chapter

Your ability to identify the common types of learning disabilities can enable you to design your curriculum and classroom activities to effectively help students with them. This chapter will help provide you with the knowledge to do it.

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.

Skills Covered

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

15 Lessons in Chapter 2: Common Types of Learning Disabilities
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Dyscalculia? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

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.

What Is Dysgraphia? - Symptoms, Treatment & Definition

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.

What Is Dyslexia in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

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.

What is Dysorthographia? - Symptoms & Treatment

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.

What is Auditory Processing Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment

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.

What is Visual Processing Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment

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.

What Is Sensory Integration Disorder in Children? - Treatment, Symptoms & Definition

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.

Executive Function Disorder: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

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.

What is Social Cues Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment

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.

Learning Disabilities in Adults: Types, Symptoms & Testing

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.

Sensory Processing Disorder: Behavior & Issues in the Classroom

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.

Global Developmental Delay: Definition & Symptoms

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.

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Disorder: Definition & Symptoms

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'.

Sensory Modulation Disorder: Definition & Symptoms

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.

What Are Mild Learning Disabilities in Children?

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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