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Ch 24: MTEL Reading Specialist: Reading Disabilities

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This chapter on reading disabilities features easy-to-follow video lessons taught by professional instructors that are geared toward helping you prepare for related questions on the MTEL Reading Specialist exam.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Reading Disabilities - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers key information regarding reading and learning disabilities with the aim to get you ready for the related material on the MTEL Reading Specialist exam, with lessons allowing you to go at your own pace through the following topics:

  • Types of learning disabilities in children
  • Individual Education Plans
  • Section 504 regulations and accommodations in public schools
  • The steps involved with qualifying for special education services
  • The Response to Intervention process
  • The Education for All Handicapped Children Act
  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

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8 Lessons in Chapter 24: MTEL Reading Specialist: Reading 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.

What Is a Learning Disability in Children? - Definition, Types & Characteristics

2. What Is a Learning Disability in Children? - Definition, Types & Characteristics

In this lesson, you'll learn to define learning disabilities in general, as well as learn about specific characteristics of the various types of learning disabilities. Following completion of this lesson, you'll have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom

3. 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.

What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

4. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.

How Students Qualify for Special Education Services

5. How Students Qualify for Special Education Services

Understanding how students qualify for special education services can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be. In this video, we will break down the basics of special education qualification in the K-12 public school system.

What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

6. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.

Education for All Handicapped Children Act: Summary & Impact

7. Education for All Handicapped Children Act: Summary & Impact

With all the different types of people out there, how do we make sure that every child gets a good education? In this lesson, we'll examine one of the laws that tries to answer that question: the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975.

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

8. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.

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