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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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- Strategies for Learning Environment Management in Special Education
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- Teaching Communication Skills In Special Education
- Self-Advocacy for Students with Impairments
- Curriculum & Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities
- Teaching Life Skills to Students with Special Needs
- Behavioral Interventions for Students with Special Needs
- Supporting Life Transitions for SPED Students
- Developing Partnerships to Support Students as an Educator
- Communicating with Students & Families in SPED
- Educational & Legal Reform for Students with Special Needs
- Professional Issues for Teachers in Michigan
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