Ch 1: Learning Disabilities & Other Types of Disabilities

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Prepare for a test that covers learning disabilities and other types of disabilities using this chapter's study resources. Enjoy access to bite-sized lessons, short quizzes and a practice exam that can strengthen your comprehension of these disabilities in a short period of time.

Learning Disabilities & Other Types of Disabilities - Chapter Summary

In this chapter is an engaging exploration of learning disabilities and other types of disabilities. Our instructors take a close look at autism, ADHD, developmental delays and more, enabling you to do the following with confidence:

  • Differentiate between impairment, disability, handicap and developmental delay
  • Exhibit knowledge of the distinguishing factors of learning disabilities
  • Define developmental disabilities
  • Share causes and symptoms of developmental delays in children
  • Discuss whether autism and ADHD are learning disabilities

Study the lessons your way by accessing them anytime using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. By taking advantage of this flexibility, you can boost your knowledge of learning disabilities and other types of disabilities without worrying about time and location constraints linked to traditional classes. Benefit from access to subject-matter experts who can answer any questions you have about specific lesson topics. Before taking your test, use our mini quizzes and practice exam to ensure you fully comprehend this chapter.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Learning Disabilities & Other Types of Disabilities
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Difference Between Impairment, Disability, Developmental Delay & Handicap

1. Difference Between Impairment, Disability, Developmental Delay & Handicap

Many people use the terms 'impairment', 'disability', 'developmental delay' and 'handicap' interchangeably. Though these terms are related, they do not mean the same thing. This lesson explains the differences in these terms.

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.

What Is a Developmental Disability? - Definition & Statistics

3. What Is a Developmental Disability? - Definition & Statistics

In this lesson you will learn to define the term developmental disability, as well as learn about the importance of developmental milestones, common causes, and current prevalence data in the United States. Following completion of this lesson you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

What Is a Developmental Delay in Children? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

4. What Is a Developmental Delay in Children? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

Some children do not reach specific developmental milestones, such as walking or talking, within the normal age range. Learn more about the different types of developmental delays, their causes, and symptoms.

Is Autism a Learning Disability?

5. Is Autism a Learning Disability?

This lesson will define autism spectrum disorder. It will also provide you with the characteristics associated with the disorder. Finally, this lesson will answer the question: ~'Is autism a learning disability?~'

Is ADHD a Learning Disability?

6. Is ADHD a Learning Disability?

In this lesson, you will learn the answer to the question: Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a learning disability? You will also learn about the relationship between ADHD and Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD).

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