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Ch 18: GACE Behavioral Science: Learning Differences

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Review this chapter to refresh your memory on a variety of terms associated with learning differences. Our engaging video lessons help you prepare for these types of questions on the GACE Behavioral Science assessment.

GACE Behavioral Science: Learning Differences - Chapter Summary

You'll come out of this chapter with a renewed understanding of differences in learning as well as how instruction in schools is adapted accordingly. This chapter's lessons go over the following to help you correctly answer possible GACE Behavioral Science questions:

  • The parts of an IEP
  • ADHD, autism and Asperger's
  • The various developmental milestones
  • Prevalent learning disabilities
  • Giftedness and Renzulli's three-ring model
  • The least restrictive environment requirement

Use a computer, tablet or smartphone to watch each of the short, fun video lessons in this chapter. Verify your familiarity with the material by taking a practice quiz following every lesson.

GACE Behavioral Science: Learning Differences Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment checks your understanding of the subject matter as one of the requirements for certification to teach the subject in Georgia. Test I's Psychology subarea is the part of the assessment that would target anything concerning learning differences. Your understanding of any issues contained in the Learning Differences chapter will be gauged on the assessment via selected-response questions.

9 Lessons in Chapter 18: GACE Behavioral Science: Learning Differences
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Educating Students with Special Needs

1. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom

2. Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom

In this lesson, we will explore what an Individual Education Program (IEP) is and the three key components of an IEP. We will also discuss who needs an IEP and who does not.

Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

3. Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

Identifying children with a learning disability can be tricky because it can be confused with a lack of interest in a school subject. In this lesson, we will look at how learning disabilities can be identified and the three most common learning disabilities: dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

4. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

This lesson explores common characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the best practices for teaching learners with this disorder.

Speech and Communication Disorders: Instructional Strategies for Speech Sound Errors

5. Speech and Communication Disorders: Instructional Strategies for Speech Sound Errors

In this lesson, we will discuss the seven levels of articulation therapy, using F and T as the primary examples of the sounds that students have difficulty articulating.

Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

6. Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

If you have never met a person with Asperger syndrome, you might wonder how they differ from you. In this lesson, we'll explore the behaviors common to people with Asperger and other autism spectrum disorders.

Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners

7. Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners

When growing up, keeping pace with your classmates can be difficult, but for some it's much harder than others. In this lesson we will explore cognitive and social developmental milestones in terms of the developmental delays that affect school-age children.

Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

8. Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

In this lesson, we will discuss the general characteristics of children with sensory dysfunction and how teachers can adapt the classroom environment to accommodate these students.

Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

9. Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

In this lesson, we will explore advanced cognitive development in terms of a gifted child. We will also define what it means to be gifted and Joseph Renzulli's model of giftedness.

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