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Ch 5: Identifying Learning Disabilities

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This chapter focuses on understanding and effectively identifying learning disabilities in children. Each text lesson offers valuable insight on the challenging subject of learning disabilities.

Identifying Learning Disabilities - Chapter Summary

Spotting a learning disability early in a child's life can be imperative in providing the help he or she needs to grow and thrive. In this chapter, you will learn how you can better identify a learning disability, along with some of the attention and memory problems that can arise from the disability. The subjects covered in full are:

  • Signs of learning disabilities
  • Distinguishing factors of learning disabilities
  • Behavioral indicators of learning disabilities
  • Attention problems in students with learning disabilities
  • Memory difficulties in students with learning disabilities

This informative chapter is written so you can implement the material in the classroom and beyond. It is created for you to move at your pace and spend extra time on the lessons that might need a second view. The material can also be saved to refer back to it at a later date.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Identifying Learning Disabilities
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Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

1. 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.

Distinguishing Factors of Learning Disabilities

2. Distinguishing Factors of Learning Disabilities

How can teachers identify learning disabilities in students? Are there specific signs to look for? This lesson will discuss the distinguishing factors of learning disabilities.

Behavioral Indicators of Learning Disabilities

3. Behavioral Indicators of Learning Disabilities

Many learning disabilities are accompanied by undesirable behaviors that can signal a problem. This lesson will explore the behavioral indicators of learning disabilities and will end with a short quiz.

Attention Problems in Students with Learning Disabilities

4. Attention Problems in Students with Learning Disabilities

Most teachers have an idea of what it's like to work with students with attention problems. These children seem to struggle with class routines, completing assignments, and getting along with peers. What some teachers may not realize, is that many of these children may also have a learning disability that requires strategic intervention. This lesson discusses some of the attention difficulties of students with undetected learning disabilities.

Signs of Learning Disabilities: Speech & Language Impairment

5. Signs of Learning Disabilities: Speech & Language Impairment

At times, children can experience issues in speech and language. Often these issues are developmental, but sometimes they can be serious. In this lesson, we will be discussing speech and language impairments and how these issues can often result in learning disorders.

Memory Difficulties in Students with Learning Disabilities

6. Memory Difficulties in Students with Learning Disabilities

There are three types of memory that are essential to process information: working memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory. In this lesson, we will define the three memory types and discuss their effects on learning.

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