Ch 18: Learning with Disabilities

About This Chapter

Watch these video lessons for information on learning strategies for students with disabilities. Look at basic psychological perspectives and study the federal categories used in special education.

Learning With Disabilities - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons will aid you in understanding effective learning strategies for individuals with learning disabilities. Our instructors explain the meaning of terms including impairment, disability and handicap, and you'll look at how people with disabilities have been considered over the years. Another lesson explores federal categories for special education. After watching all the lessons, you'll be ready to:

  • Define learning and learning strategies
  • Tell the difference between disability, handicap, developmental delay and impairment
  • Explain basic psychological perspectives, including behavioral, cognitive and developmental
  • Reflect on past and present perspectives on people with disabilities
  • Discuss the characteristics of the special education categories used by the federal government

These brief lessons and the accompanying quizzes are created by experts in the field. Each video has a written transcript with important terms and phrases highlighted. A chapter exam concludes this chapter and is designed to gauge your mastery of the topic.

5 Lessons in Chapter 18: Learning with Disabilities
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What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

1. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.

Difference Between Impairment, Disability, Developmental Delay & Handicap

2. 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.

Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

3. Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

How do different people learn? Not everyone agrees. In educational psychology, there are many differing perspectives. This lesson will differentiate between the following psychological perspectives: behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist.

People with Disabilities: Past & Present Perspectives

4. People with Disabilities: Past & Present Perspectives

Society's treatment and care of the disabled has changed throughout time. This lesson will explore past and present perspectives on people with disabilities and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Federal Disability Categories for Special Education

5. Federal Disability Categories for Special Education

Disabled students face unique challenges and may require special accommodations for education depending on their needs. This lesson will explore the different categories designated by federal disability guidelines for special education.

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